Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks: Understanding and Using Optical Time-Domain Reflectometers

Other | June 1, 2004

byAnderson, Duwayne R., Duwayne R. Anderson

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This book offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about time-domain fiber-optic testing. Readers will gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), while learning the fundamental principles underlying the operation of these powerful testing instruments. From basic fiber optics and fiber testing, to detailed event-analysis techniques, this book covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications.

* Only book available focusing solely on OTDR theory and practice
* Covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications
* Designed to be accessible to both engineers and system technicians
* Includes OTDR training CD

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This book offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about time-domain fiber-optic testing. Readers will gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), while learning the fundamental principles underlying the operation of these powerful testing instruments...

Format:OtherDimensions:437 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080492363

ISBN - 13:9780080492360

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Table of Contents

Early Development, Fundamentals of Fiber Optics, Fundamentals of OTDR Operation, Performance Characteristics of OTDRs, Measuring Non-Reflective Events, Loss-Measurement Error, Measuring Reflective Events, Complications Caused by Reflective Events, Measuring the Numerical Aperture and Cut-Off Wavelength of Single-Mode Fiber, Using OTDRs to Analyze Passive Networks that Include Couplers, Automatic-Event Marking Algorithms and Calibration, Test Fixtures, Polarization Mode Dispersion, Dispersion in Optical Fibers, Considerations in Purchasing your OTDR.