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Brillouin optical correlation analysis system using a simplified frequency-modulated time division method
Author(s): Bo-Hun Choi; Il-Bum Kwon

Paper Abstract

A time-division Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis system was successfully achieved using simplified laser diode (LD) modulation and pump lightwave optimization. A complicated transfer function for a precise output waveform of a LD was required for the conventional system. However, a very simple modulation function gave a power output very close to a required ideal rectangle waveform without sacrificing optical output spectrum. An electrical input waveform applied into a gate in the pump lightwave path was also optimized for eliminating a probe lightwave included in a pump lightwave and for passing consecutive pump pulses alternatively. So the stimulated Brillouin scattering gain was attained without seriously distorting FM modulation, and the targeted spatial resolution was clearly accomplished. Additionally, using high speed response of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), unlike an erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA), the possibility was investigated that an SOA was going to replace an EDFA and a modulator used as a gate in the same time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(1) 016105 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.1.016105
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Bo-Hun Choi, Dong-A Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Il-Bum Kwon, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)

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