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Analysis and estimation of errors occurring during fiber optic link attenuation measurements by the optical time domain reflectometry technique
Author(s): Vladimir S. Baskakov; Anton V. Bourdine; Alvetina L. Kosova
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Paper Abstract

Optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR), based on Rayleigh backscattering time domain method, is one of the basic measurement instrument for optical fiber link parameters determination. However, OTDR provides only an indirect measurements that allows to additional errors. Analysis and evaluation of errors, occurring during fiber optic link attenuation measurements by Rayleigh backscattering time domain method are proposed. Results of experimental investigations of the error of quasi-regular section attenuation measurement, depending on signal-to-noise ratio and section length are represented. Recommendations to OTDR operating mode selections are defined.

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Date Published: 30 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6277, Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2005, 62770F (30 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692971
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Vladimir S. Baskakov, Volga State Telecommunications Academy (Russia)
Anton V. Bourdine, Volga State Telecommunications Academy (Russia)
Alvetina L. Kosova, Volga State Telecommunications Academy (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6277:
Optical Technologies for Telecommunications 2005
Vladimir A. Andreev; Vladimir A. Burdin; Albert H. Sultanov, Editor(s)

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