Distribution measurement of Raman-gain and optical-loss characteristics in optical fibers

Kunihiro Toge, Kazuo Hogari, Tsuneo Horiguchi

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We propose a test method with which to measure the longitudinal distribution of Raman-gain characteristics in connected optical fibers. We describe a technique for obtaining the pump-loss distribution, knowledge of which is necessary for deriving the Raman-gain efficiency distribution, by the bidirectional measurement of Raman amplification. Based on this technique, we performed experiments and demonstrated that the Raman-gain efficiency distribution can be evaluated with the same equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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