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Spontaneous backscattering in Brillouin dynamic gratings
Author(s): L. Yaron; Y. Peled; T. Langer; M. Tur
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Paper Abstract

The performance of systems employing Brillouin Dynamic Gratings may suffer from noise generated by the spontaneous Brillouin processes. It is experimentally demonstrated that spontaneous emissions, accompanying the signal of interest, contain not only the probe spontaneous Brillouin backscattering but also a significant contribution from the co-propagating writing pump. For a strong enough writing pump and even moderate probe power levels, the observed noise is dominated by the pump, exhibiting an average backscattered power more than 30 dB stronger than that of the probe alone.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84211L (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975237
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L. Yaron, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Y. Peled, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
T. Langer, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
M. Tur, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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