The optical fiber communications amrket is very competitive. It is crucial for network operators to ensure the quality of data transmission through a thorough failures or errors analysis in the deployed optical fibers.
The optical time domain reflectometer called OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) is a measuring instrument for optical fibers using the principle of reflectometry. The OTDR can detect the location and nature of the default degrading the transmission of the optical fiber communication during the operation.
The technique of photon counting from AUREA Technology enables the developpement of a new generation of high-precision OTDR called "quantum OTDR".
Thanks to itsextremely low noise levels and low jitter time, the photon counter SPD_A of AUREA Technology can detect micro-defects with high accuracy in the range of the telecom wavelengths: 1310 nm, 1490 nm, 1550 nm, 1625 nm and 1650 nm.