System and a method for detecting the installation of an optical tap and a method of securing an optical signal in an optical fiber

Simon Gross (Inventor), Michael Withford (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A system for detecting the installation of an optical tap on an optical fiber link. The system comprises a spatial mode de-multiplexer optically coupled to the optical fiber link. The spatial mode de-multiplexer is configured to isolate an optical signal in a first spatial mode of the optical fiber link. The spatial mode de-multiplexer is configured to isolate light in a second spatial mode of the optical fiber link 14. The system comprises an optical sensor optically coupled to the spatial mode de-multiplexer for measuring the optical power of the light in the second spatial mode of the optical fiber link. Also disclosed herein are methods for detecting installation of an optical tap and methods for securing an optical signal in an optical fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS20190222309
IPCH04B 10/07,H04B 10/073
Priority date9/08/16
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2019

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