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Nondestructive measurement of mode couplings along a multi-core fiber using a multi-channel OTDR

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3 Author(s)
Masataka Nakazawa ; Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, 980-8577 Japan ; Masato Yoshida ; Toshihiko Hirooka

A new method for measuring mode-couplings along a multi-core fiber (MCF) is proposed that uses a multi-channel OTDR technique. Using a synchronous seven-channel OTDR, we have successfully measured the mode-couplings along a 2.9 km-long MCF.

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Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2012 and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference

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4-8 March 2012