By Topic

Time Division Multiplexing Optical Time Domain Reflectometry Based on Dual Frequency Probe

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Xuping Zhang ; Inst. of Opt. Commun. Eng., Nanjing Univ., Nanjing, China ; Yuejiang Song ; Lidong Lu

A new frequency coding method is proposed and experimentally demonstrated that employs a phase modulator driven by sequential radio frequency and a synchronously controlled acoustooptic modulator to generate time division multiplexing probe pulses for coherent optical time domain reflectometry (C-OTDR). Each probe pulse contains two probe frequencies that are symmetrical regarding the frequency of local oscillator (LO). Heterodyne between the backscattered Rayleigh light of the dual frequency probe pulse and LO generates the same intermediate frequency. Experimental results show that the new C-OTDR, using ten frequency-coded probe pulses, brings an 8.0-dB dynamic range enhancement, compared with conventional C-OTDR.

Published in:

Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 22 )