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'Clip-On' Optical Power Measurements
Author(s): S. M. James; D. A. Ferguson; D. Drouet
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Paper Abstract

The process of measuring power in an optical fibre has to date required access to the end of the fibre. On an installed cable this could entail a lengthy procedure to cut, measure and resplice, assuming the interruption in service could be tolerated. We describe a 'Clip-on' optical power meter which does not require access to the fibre end but instead measures power through the side of the fibre. This testing method has obvious operational advantages over the former procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1120, Fibre Optics '89, (29 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960979
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. James, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
D. A. Ferguson, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
D. Drouet, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1120:
Fibre Optics '89

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