By Duwayne R. Anderson, Larry M. Johnson, Florian G. Bell
The fiber optic apparatus marketplace will develop to over $24 billion in 2004. cautious evaluate of severe networks is made more uncomplicated with using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), which measures the elapsed time and depth of sunshine mirrored alongside an optical fiber. they're worthwhile instruments for finding difficulties in an optical community as they could compute the space to breaks or attenuation. The accuracy and gear of contemporary OTDRs usually exceeds the ability of the operator utilizing it! This ebook bargains finished, state of the art information regarding time-domain fiber-optic trying out. Readers will achieve an knowing of the way to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks utilizing an OTDR, whereas studying the basic rules underlying the operation of those strong trying out tools. From uncomplicated fiber optics and fiber trying out, to particular event-analysis strategies, this e-book covers the complete spectrum of time-domain optical cable attempt concept.