Nonlinear Spatially Resolved Interferometer for Distance Resolved Power and Gain Tilt Measurement

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Shiner, A. D.; Borowiec, A.; Reimer, M.; Charlton, D.; O’Sullivan, M. (Ciena Corporation, 3500 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

A new experimental technique for making distance resolved measurements of the wavelength dependent power profile and gain evolution in multi-span telecommunications fiber links is demonstrated. Results for a 10x80km span link agree with directly measured powers to within 0.3 dB.