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A Novel Technique for Low-Cost Embedded Non-intrusive Fiber Monitoring of P2MP Optical Access Networks

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6 Author(s)
W. Chen ; Ghent University, INTEC/IMEC, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Gent, Belgium. ; B. De Mulder ; J. Vandewege ; X. Z. Qiu
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A low cost embedded OTDR method is presented for monitoring the fiber plant of TDM optical networks without extra optical components nor performance penalty. It localizes abrupt changes in link attenuation without disturbing network operation.

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Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2007. OFC/NFOEC 2007. Conference on

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25-29 March 2007