Simple, continuous wave based beat length measurement technique is proposed, using statistics of the states of polarization of stimulated Brillouin scattering amplified signals. Polarization statistics are studied analytically, numerically and experimentally.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
A. Zadok, E. Zilka, A. Eyal, L. Thévenaz, and M. Tur, "Fiber Beat Length Estimates via Polarization Measurements of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Amplified Signals," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper OMP4.