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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15464–15479

Processing advantages of linear chirped fiber Bragg gratings in the time domain realization of optical frequency-domain reflectometry

R. E. Saperstein, N. Alic, S. Zamek, K. Ikeda, B. Slutsky, and Y. Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15464-15479 (2007)

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The inclusion of a linear chirped fiber Bragg grating for short pulse dispersion is shown to enhance the time domain realization of optical frequency-domain reflectometry. A low resolution demonstrator is constructed with single surface scans containing 140 resolvable spots. The system dynamic range meets that shown in earlier demonstrations without digital post-processing for signal linearization. Using a conjugate pair of chirped pulses created by the fiber grating, ranging is performed with position and velocity information decoupled. Additionally, by probing the target with short pulses and introducing grating dispersion just before photodetection, velocity immune ranging is demonstrated.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(280.3400) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser range finder
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: November 7, 2007

R. E. Saperstein, N. Alic, S. Zamek, K. Ikeda, B. Slutsky, and Y. Fainman, "Processing advantages of linear chirped fiber Bragg gratings in the time domain realization of optical frequency-domain reflectometry," Opt. Express 15, 15464-15479 (2007)

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