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New approach to splice-loss monitoring using long-range OTDR

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3 Author(s)
Gold, M.P. ; University of Southampton, Department of Electronics, Southampton, UK ; Hartog, A.H. ; Payne, D.N.

Absolute splice-loss measurements on single-mode optical fibre are performed from one cable end only using specially developed long-range OTDR equipment in conjunction with a reflector at the far end of the fibre. Active splice-alignment with single-mode OTDR is also demonstrated.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 8 )