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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1980
  • pp: 3668–3670

Acoustic sensitivity predictions of single-mode optical fibers using Brillouin scattering

N. Lagakos, J. A. Bucaro, and R. Hughes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 3668-3670 (1980)

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Elastic and elastooptic coefficients used to predict acoustic response sensitivity for two single-mode optical fibers have been determined from Brillouin scattering measurements. These measurements were made on two ITT single-mode fiber preforms currently of interest in the fabrication of fiber-optic acoustic sensors. Previous predictions of acoustic sensitivity assumed the optical fiber waveguides as homogeneous fused silica cylinders. It was found that this assumption introduces no more than a 5% error in the pressure sensitivity for a low numerical aperture (N.A.) fiber and a 30% error for a high N.A. fiber.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 7, 1980
Published: November 1, 1980

N. Lagakos, J. A. Bucaro, and R. Hughes, "Acoustic sensitivity predictions of single-mode optical fibers using Brillouin scattering," Appl. Opt. 19, 3668-3670 (1980)

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