Inline Fiber Type Identification using In-Service Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis

Publication Date: 3/24/2024

Event: OFC 2024

Reference: M1K.5: 1-3, 2024

Authors: Ezra Ip, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Yue-Kai Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Giacomo Borraccini, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Toru Mano, NTT Network Innovation Labs; Tatsuya Matsumura, NTT Network Innovation Labs; Hideki Nishizawa, NTT Network Innovation Labs; Andrea D’’Amico, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Vittorio Curri, Politecnico di Torino; Daniel Kilper, CONNECT Centre, Trinity College; Zehao Wang, Duke University; Gil Zussman, Columbia University; Tingjun Chen, Duke University; Koji Asahi, NEC corporation

Abstract: We proposed the use of BOTDA as a monitoring tool to identify fiber types present in deployed hybrid-span fiber cables, to assist in network planning, setting optimal launch powers, and selecting correct modulation formats.

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