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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23845–23856

Long-range distributed Brillouin fiber sensors by use of an unbalanced double sideband probe

Romeo Bernini, Aldo Minardo, and Luigi Zeni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23845-23856 (2011)

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Abstract: We propose and demonstrate a long-range Brillouin Optical Time-Domain Analysis (BOTDA) distributed sensing system making use of an unbalanced double sideband probe formed by a Stokes and an anti-Stokes line. In particular, we show that for each measuring condition an optimal Stokes /anti-Stokes input power ratio exists, allowing a larger suppression of nonlocal effects induced by pump depletion. Experiments on a 50 km single-mode sensing fiber with 5 meters spatial resolution are reported.

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Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2011
Published: November 9, 2011

Romeo Bernini, Aldo Minardo, and Luigi Zeni, "Long-range distributed Brillouin fiber sensors by use of an unbalanced double sideband probe," Opt. Express 19, 23845-23856 (2011)

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