We demonstrate a cost effective wavelength tunable optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) for wavelength division multiplexing passive optical networks (WDM-PON). In order to realize the unique wavelength tunable optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR), the wavelength swept fiber laser was developed by a digital micro-mirror array device (DMD), and the correlation OTDR (COTDR) technique was used. We successfully detected the fault location at the remote node fibers with 20 m resolution and fast wavelength setting speed of ∼15 μs in conventional band (C-band).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering