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Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with amplification of pump pulses and tolerant to non-local effects
Author(s): Juan José Mompó; Javier Urricelqui; Alayn Loayssa
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a simple technique to provide conventional Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with compensation for pump pulse attenuation and tolerance to non-local effects. The technique is based on operating the sensor in loss configuration so that energy is transferred from the probe wave to the pump pulse that becomes amplified as it counter-propagates with the probe wave. Furthermore, the optical frequency of the probe wave is modulated along the fiber so that the pump pulse experiences a flat gain spectrum that equally amplifies all the spectral components of the pulse, hence, preventing distortion. The method is experimentally demonstrated in a 100-km fiber link, obtaining a measurement uncertainty of 1 MHz at the worst-contrast position.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 991634 (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236924
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Juan José Mompó, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
Javier Urricelqui, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)
Alayn Loayssa, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9916:
Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Elfed Lewis, Editor(s)

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