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Influence of polarization scrambling on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry using plastic fibers
Author(s): Neisei Hayashi; Kazunari Minakawa; Yosuke Mizuno; Kentaro Nakamura
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Paper Abstract

We evaluate whether the measurement stability of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR) using plastic optical fibers (POFs) can be enhanced by polarization scrambling. Two major factors that affect the signal-to-noise ratio in BOCDR, i.e., the spatial resolution and the incident power are varied, and their influences on the distributed measurements with polarization scrambling are experimentally investigated. We thus clarify that in POF-based BOCDR, unlike BOCDR using standard silica glass fibers, polarization scrambling is effective in enhancing the measurement stability only when the spatial resolution is sufficiently low or when the incident power is sufficiently high.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96342Z (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193758
Show Author Affiliations
Neisei Hayashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazunari Minakawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yosuke Mizuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kentaro Nakamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9634:
24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Hypolito José Kalinowski; José Luís Fabris; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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