20 May 2013 Observation and characterization of stimulated Brillouin gain spectra in plastic optical fibers
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Proceedings Volume 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 879436 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025706
Event: Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2013, Krakow, Poland
Abstract
Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in plastic optical fibers (POFs) is observed, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, using pump-probe technique without lock-in detection, and the dependences of the Brillouin gain spectrum on POF length, pump power, and probe power are fully investigated. An optimal POF length exists for SBS observation, because POFs have relatively high propagation loss of 250 dB/km at 1.55 μm; it is found to be 3.8 m when 21.1-dBm pump and 22.2-dBm probe waves are used. As the probe and pump powers grow higher, the Stokes power is also increased but nonlinearly, which indicates that the Brillouin signal observed with this technique can be directly applied to the implementation of POF-based Brillouin optical time-domain analysis systems.
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Neisei Hayashi, Neisei Hayashi, Yosuke Mizuno, Yosuke Mizuno, Kentaro Nakamura, Kentaro Nakamura, } "Observation and characterization of stimulated Brillouin gain spectra in plastic optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879436 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025706; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025706
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