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    Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Working Principle
    The Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) is an essential tool for fault location and performance evaluation in optical fiber networks. This article, sisco will provide a detailed explanation of the working principles of OTDR, including the basic principles, measurement principles, and data analysis principles.
    How to Use Optical Time Domain Reflectometer?
    The dead zone is the region of time where the tester is temporarily blinded by a large amount of reflected light until it recovers and can read light again. Since the optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) works by calculating the length of the cable and the point of failure based on time, a large number of reflections will cause the tester to take more time to recover, which creates a dead zone. The limitations of dead zones make optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) largely incapable of troubleshooting.
    What is an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer and How does it Work?
    In contrast to power and energy meters, which can directly measure the loss of fiber optic cable equipment, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR) work  indirectly. Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) is made according to the principle of backward scattering and Fresnel inversion of light, using the backward scattered light generated when the light propagates in the optical fiber to obtain information about the attenuation, thus indirectly measuring the loss and fault location of optical fiber cables.