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Brilloun optical time domain analysis sensor assisted by a Brillouin distributed amplifier
Author(s): Javier Urricelqui; Mikel Sagues; Alayn Loayssa
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the fiber to generate an additional Brillouin interaction that amplifies the BOTDA pump pulses. Furthermore, the differential pulse-width pair method is used to counteract the detrimental effects of the DBA amplification on the temporal shape of the pulses. Experimental proof-of-concept results in a 50-km fiber link demonstrate full compensation of the fiber’s attenuation with no penalty on the signal-to-noise ratio of the detected probe wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96344U (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194981
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Javier Urricelqui, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
Mikel Sagues, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
Alayn Loayssa, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)

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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