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Pulse Width

A dynamic setting on an OTDR that controls the precise timing of laser pulses injected into a fiber-optic core. Pulse width represents the conversion of the timed signal (nanoseconds) to distance or width (meters). The longer the times pulse; the longer the pulse width and therefore more light energy is injected into the fiber.