Vibration Detection and Localization using Modified Digital Coherent Telecom Transponders

Publication Date: 3/1/2022

Event: Journal of Lightwave Technology

Reference: 40(5):1472-1482,02022

Authors: Ezra Ip, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Yue-Kai Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Glenn A. Wellbrock, Verizon; Tiejun J. Xia, Verizon; Ming-Fang Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Ting Wang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.; Yoshiaki Aono, NEC Corporation

Abstract: 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.

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