Automatic Detection of Optical “Faults” in Communications Networks


An efficient, fast, Physical Layer monitoring approach is needed to instantaneously identify, locate and report (via SNMP) optical fiber cuts, breaks or other faults (open or dirty optical connectors) in the optical fiber cable plant.

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M. Bartur, "Automatic Detection of Optical “Faults” in Communications Networks," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 179-182. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B043.

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