An Optical Fiber Network is a communication network that uses optical fibers made of glass or plastic to transmit data in the form of light pulses. This technology leverages the principles of fiber optics to achieve high-speed, high-bandwidth, and long-distance data transmission. Optical fiber networks are widely used in telecommunications, internet services, cable television, and various other applications where reliable and efficient data communication is essential.


Vibration Detection and Localization using Modified Digital Coherent Telecom Transponders

We demonstrate a vibration detection and localization scheme based on bidirectional transmission of telecom signals with digital coherent detection at the receivers. Optical phase is extracted from the digital signal processing blocks of the coherent receiver, from which the vibration component is extracted by bandpass filtering, and the position along the cable closest to the vibration’s epicenter is recovered by correlation. We demonstrate our scheme first using offline experiment with 200-Gb/s DP-16QAM, and we report field trial results over installed fiber to detect real-world vibration events.