Simplified optical correlation-domain reflectometry using polymer fiber

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Author(s)

    • Hayashi Neisei
    • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Shizuka Makoto
    • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Mizuno Yosuke
    • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Abstract

We develop a simplified configuration of optical correlation- (or coherence-) domain reflectometry (OCDR) using a polymer optical fiber (POF). The conventional reference light path is removed by using as reference light the Fresnel-reflected light caused at the interface between a silica single-mode fiber and the POF. We demonstrate its basic operation and investigate the dependences of the spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on the sweep time of the laser modulation frequency. The optimal sweep time is found to be 30 ms (corresponding to a repetition rate of 33 Hz), at which both the resolution and SNR are maintained at high values.

Journal

  • IEICE Electronics Express

    IEICE Electronics Express 12(22), 20150824-20150824, 2015

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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