Novel Optical Fiber Identification Method for PONs Based on Polarization Modulation Caused by Pressure-Induced Retardation

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Enbutsu, Koji; Araki, Noriyuki; Honda, Nazuki; Azuma, Yuji (NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan)

We proposed a new technique for identifying fibers in PONs using polarization-modulation caused by a transverse force. We demonstrate our method using conventional and bend-insensitive fibers in a branched region below optical splitters.