28 September 2015 Influence of polarization scrambling on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry using plastic fibers
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Proceedings Volume 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 96342Z (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193758
Event: International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS24), 2015, Curitiba, Brazil
Abstract
We evaluate whether the measurement stability of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR) using plastic optical fibers (POFs) can be enhanced by polarization scrambling. Two major factors that affect the signal-to-noise ratio in BOCDR, i.e., the spatial resolution and the incident power are varied, and their influences on the distributed measurements with polarization scrambling are experimentally investigated. We thus clarify that in POF-based BOCDR, unlike BOCDR using standard silica glass fibers, polarization scrambling is effective in enhancing the measurement stability only when the spatial resolution is sufficiently low or when the incident power is sufficiently high.
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Neisei Hayashi, Neisei Hayashi, Kazunari Minakawa, Kazunari Minakawa, Yosuke Mizuno, Yosuke Mizuno, Kentaro Nakamura, Kentaro Nakamura, } "Influence of polarization scrambling on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry using plastic fibers", Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 96342Z (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193758; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193758
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