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30 January 2012 Drastic enhancement of Brillouin Stokes signal using pulsed pump and low-power erbium-doped fiber amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference; 835141 (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.924505
Event: Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 2012, Sydney, Australia
Abstract
Brillouin scattering properties of optical fibers should be precisely investigated in advance for their applications to distributed strain/temperature sensing. Especially when the fibers are short, high-loss, or multi-mode, as in the case of polymer optical fibers, high-power pump is required, but commercially-available high-power lasers or optical amplifiers are expensive. In this paper, we propose a new method to enhance Brillouin scattering signals with a relatively low-cost low-power erbium-doped fiber amplifier by using pulsed pump light. When pulsed pump light with average optical power of 20 mW, duty ratio of 20%, and pulse period of 2 μs, was injected into a silica single-mode fiber, the Brillouin signal was enhanced by 25 dB compared to that with continuous-wave pump light having the same average power.
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Yosuke Mizuno and Kentaro Nakamura "Drastic enhancement of Brillouin Stokes signal using pulsed pump and low-power erbium-doped fiber amplifier", Proc. SPIE 8351, Third Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 835141 (30 January 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.924505
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