Abstract

An automatic fiber-optical fault analysis system making use of a tunable photon counting optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) ( $\nu$ -OTDR) is proposed and demonstrated in a passive optical network testbed. The employment of the $\ell _1$ trend filter as a signal processing tool enables the minimization of the intrinsic coherent random noise impact on the acquired data and also an automatic identification of fiber faults. A feedback loop between an FPGA-based acquisition unit and the filter's selections yields highly accurate automatic results and minute monitoring periods with ITU-T grid DWDM tunability, spatial resolution of 6 m and a measured 32 dB dynamic range.

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