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Measurement Techniques

, Volume 61, Issue 9, pp 903–907 | Cite as

Methods for Calibrating High-Resolution Optical Reflectometers Operating in the Frequency Domain

  • V. V. Grigor’ev
  • V. E. Kravtsov
  • A. K. Mityurev
  • E. A. Moroz
  • A. O. Pogonyshev
  • K. B. Savkin
OPTOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS
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The operating principle of an optical high-resolution reflectometer running in the frequency domain (OFDR reflectometer) is examined. A mathematical model for measuring the parameters of fiber-optic systems using an OFDR reflectometer is presented. The accuracy characteristics of OFDR reflectometers are analyzed and the instrument accuracy is estimated quantitatively. Methods for calibrating OFDR reflectometers based on a distance scale are proposed and equipment for these methods is discussed.

Keywords

optical fiber fiber optic systems reflectometry OFDR reflectometry calibration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Grigor’ev
    • 1
  • V. E. Kravtsov
    • 1
  • A. K. Mityurev
    • 1
  • E. A. Moroz
    • 1
  • A. O. Pogonyshev
    • 1
  • K. B. Savkin
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute of Optophysical Measurements (VNIIOFI)MoscowRussia

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