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Title: In-situ optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) for VCSEL-based communication systems.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
901717
Report Number(s):
SAND2006-0707C
TRN: US200715%%36
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the SPIE Photonics West 2006 held January 25-26, 2006 in San Jose, CA.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMMUNICATIONS; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; OPTICAL REFLECTION; PERFORMANCE

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Geib, Kent Martin, Peake, Gregory Merwin, Serkland, Darwin Keith, Keeler, Gordon Arthur, and Klem, John Frederick. In-situ optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) for VCSEL-based communication systems.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Geib, Kent Martin, Peake, Gregory Merwin, Serkland, Darwin Keith, Keeler, Gordon Arthur, & Klem, John Frederick. In-situ optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) for VCSEL-based communication systems.. United States.
Geib, Kent Martin, Peake, Gregory Merwin, Serkland, Darwin Keith, Keeler, Gordon Arthur, and Klem, John Frederick. Wed . "In-situ optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) for VCSEL-based communication systems.". United States. doi:.
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year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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  • Optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) is a simple and rugged technique for measuring quantities such as strain that affect the propagation of light in an optical fiber. For engineering applications of OTDR, it is important to know the repeatable limits of its performance. The authors constructed an OTDR-based, submillimeter resolution, strain measurement system from off-the-shelf components. The system repeatably resolves changes in time of flight to within {plus minus}2 ps. Using a 1-m, single-mode fiber as a gauge and observing the time of flight between Fresnel reflections, we observed a repeatable sensitivity of 400 microstrains. Using the same fiber to connectmore » the legs of a 3-dB directional coupler to form a loop, we observed a repeatable sensitivity of 200 microstrains. Realizable changes to the system that should improve the repeatable sensitivity to 20 microstrains or less are discussed.« less
  • Optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) is a simple and rugged technique for measuring quantities such as strain that affect the propagation of light in an optical fiber. For engineering applications of OTDR, it is important to know the repeatable limits of its performance. The authors constructed an OTDR-based, submillimeter resolution, strain measurement system from off-the-shelf components. The system repeatably resolves changes in time of flight to within {plus_minus}2 ps. Using a 1-m, single-mode fiber as a gauge and observing the time of flight between Fresnel reflections, we observed a repeatable sensitivity of 400 microstrains. Using the same fiber to connect themore » legs of a 3-dB directional coupler to form a loop, we observed a repeatable sensitivity of 200 microstrains. Realizable changes to the system that should improve the repeatable sensitivity to 20 microstrains or less are discussed.« less