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Modeling of stimulated Brillouin scattering in microstructured fibers
Author(s): Shahraam Vahid Afshar; Liang Chen; Xiaoyi Bao
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Paper Abstract

Microstructured optical fibers (MOFs), including Holey and multi-layered fibers have attracted great interest both in applications and theory due to their wide range of novel optical properties particularly adjustable nonlinearity. Up to date, analytical/numerical models have been developed to determine the electromagnetic fields distribution in the transverse directions and for various MOFs. We have developed a general three dimensional (considering cylinderical symmetry) analytical-numerical model of Stimulated Brillouin scattering in MOFs in which both electromagnetic field distribution in the transverse direction and its propagation due to a nonlinear effect (Brillouin scattering) is studied. The model has been employed to describe the Stimulated Brillouin Scattering phenomena in single and multi-mode core-cladding fibers. We examine how the structure of such a fiber like core size, index profile, and the laser wavelength affect the Brillouin profile in single and multi-mode regimes. We refer to a specific application of Brillouin scattering in fibers i.e. Brillouin based fiber optic sensors and specify the parameter space (core size, index profile, wavelength) for optimum sensing capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers, (16 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567548
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Shahraam Vahid Afshar, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Liang Chen, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5579:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers
Donna Strickland; Trevor J. Hall; Stoyan Tanev; Xiaoyi Bao; Franko Kueppers; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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