Measuring the cumulative PMD of buried fibers in the network of Deutsche Telekom in a field trial using an RS-POTDR prototype

Conference: Photonische Netze - 9. ITG-Fachtagung
04/28/2008 - 04/29/2008 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Fritzsche, D.; Paul, M.; Schuerer, L.; Ehrhardt, A.; Breuer, D.; Weiershausen, W. (T-Systems Enterprise Services GmbH, Goslarer Ufer 35, 10589 Berlin, GERMANY)
Cyr, N.; Chen, H.; Schinn, G. W. (EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc., 400, av. Godin., Québec QC G1M 2K2, CANADA)

An RS-POTDR prototype device is used in a field trial to investigate the spatial distribution of PMD in deployed fibers in the network of Deutsche Telekom. Results help to identify high-PMD fiber sections which contribute the most to the overall link PMD and need to be replaced to enable 40Gbit/s transmission and beyond.