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Depletion in a distributed Brillouin fiber sensor: practical limitation and strategy to avoid it
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Paper Abstract

Energy transfer between the interacting waves in a distributed Brillouin sensor can result in a distorted measurement of the local Brillouin gain spectrum, leading to systematic error. We demonstrate here that this behavior can be fully and precisely modeled, and an excellent quantitative agreement is found with experimental tests. Strict guidelines can be enunciated from this description to make the impact of depletion negligible, for any type and any length of fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7753, 21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 7753A5 (19 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899540
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Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Stella Foaleng Mafang, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Jie Lin, Bucknell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7753:
21st International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Jacques Albert; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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