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Broadband (> 200 nm) spectrally flat and high power density (> 0 dBm/nm) light source for fiber sensing purposes
Author(s): Miguel Gonzalez Herraez; Sonia Martin-Lopez; Ana Carrasco-Sanz; Frederique Vanholsbeeck; Stephane Coen; Pedro Corredera; Maria Luisa Hernanz
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Paper Abstract

We present a new kind of broadband continuous-wave source which outperforms any other broadband superluminescent or amplified spontaneous emission source both in terms of output spectral density and bandwidth. Our source covers the wavelength band of interest for fiber applications (from 1450 to 1625 nm) and has an output power of approximately 1.3 W. Additionally, it features a good power stability and we believe it might have very interesting applications in fiber sensing, for instance to avoid the need of amplification in the interrogation of remote Bragg gratings or to improve the resolution and dynamic range of optical coherence tomography setups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624273
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Miguel Gonzalez Herraez, Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, CSIC (Spain)
Univ. de Alcala (Spain)
Sonia Martin-Lopez, Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, CSIC (Spain)
Ana Carrasco-Sanz, Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, CSIC (Spain)
Frederique Vanholsbeeck, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Stephane Coen, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Pedro Corredera, Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, CSIC (Spain)
Maria Luisa Hernanz, Instituto de Fisica Aplicada, CSIC (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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