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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Fiber Optic Communications
Testing Optical Fiber For Loss
Other Fiber Tests
OTDR Applications
How an OTDR Works
RAYLEIGH SCATTERING
FRESNEL REFLECTION
BACKSCATTER LEVEL VS. TRANSMISSION LOSS
OTDR Block Diagram
LASER LIGHT SOURCE
COUPLER/SPLITTER
OPTICAL SENSOR SECTION
CONTROLLER SECTION
DISPLAY SECTION
OTDR Specifications
DYNAMIC RANGE
DEAD ZONE
RESOLUTION
INDEX OF REFRACTION
WAVELENGTH
CONNECTOR TYPE
EXTERNAL INTERFACES
Using An OTDR
CONFIGURATION
Mainframe and Module
Fiber Type
TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Wavelength
Connector
MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS
Distance Range
Resolution
Pulse Width
Averaging
INTERPRETING THE FIBER TRACE
FAULT LOCATION
Distance Measurements
Loss Measurements
Overall Loss
Section Loss
Splice Loss
Quality Factor (dB/Km)
Reflectance
Optical Return Loss (ORL)
AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENTS
Auto-Range Feature
Fiber Analysis Software (FAS)
Measurement Problems
NON-REFLECTIVE BREAK
“GAIN” SPLICE
GHOST REFLECTIONS
Appendix A - Fiber Testing Tasks
1. Determine Continuity to Fiber End
2. Locate Break in Fiber Cable
3. Identify Fiber to Be Spliced
4. Determine Continuity Through Splice
5. Measure Splice Loss
6. Measure Fiber Loss (End-to-End Attenuation)
7. Measure Fiber Quality (dB/km)
8. Measure Reflectance of Splice & Connector
9. Overall Return Loss (ORL)
10. Document Results (Print or Record to Disk)
Appendix B - English-Metric Measurements
Units of Measurement
English-Metric & Metric-English Conversions (approximate)
Index
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