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A brillouin fast light fiber laser sensor
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Paper Abstract

We present and theoretically study a superluminal fiber laser based super-sensor utilizing Brillouin gain. The white light cavity condition is attained by introducing a phase shift component comprising an additional cavity into the main cavity. By properly controlling the parameters of the laser cavity and those of the phase component it is possible to attain sensitivity enhancement of many orders of magnitude compared to that of conventional laser sensors. The tradeoffs between the attainable sensitivity enhancement, the cavity dimensions and cavity roundtrip loss are studied in details, providing a set of design rules for the optimization of the super-sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84211I (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2007657
Show Author Affiliations
Omer Kotlicki, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Scheuer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
M. S. Shahriar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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