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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1790–1797

Importance of residual stresses in the Brillouin gain spectrum of single mode optical fibers

Y. Sikali Mamdem, E. Burov, L-A. de Montmorillon, Y. Jaouën, G. Moreau, R. Gabet, and F. Taillade  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1790-1797 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001790


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Abstract

Residual stresses inside optical fibers can impact significantly on Brillouin spectrum properties. We have analyzed the importance of internal stresses on the Brillouin Gain Spectrum (BGS) for a conventional G.652 fiber and compared modeling results to measurements. Then the residual internal stresses have been investigated for a set of trench-assisted fibers: fibers are coming from a single preform with different draw tensions. Numerical modeling based on measured internal stresses profiles are compared with corresponding BGS experimental results. Clearly, Brillouin spectrum is shifted linearly versus draw tension with a coefficient of −20MHz/100g and its linewidth increases.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fibers, Fiber Devices, and Amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published: January 12, 2012

Virtual Issues
European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Y. Sikali Mamdem, E. Burov, L-A. de Montmorillon, Y. Jaouën, G. Moreau, R. Gabet, and F. Taillade, "Importance of residual stresses in the Brillouin gain spectrum of single mode optical fibers," Opt. Express 20, 1790-1797 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1790


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