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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14771–14779

All-optical generation of Brillouin dynamic grating based on multiple acoustic modes in a single-mode dispersion-shifted fiber

Weiwen Zou and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14771-14779 (2013)

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We demonstrate an all-optical generation of Brillouin dynamic grating (BDG) in a single-mode dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF). The feature of multiple-peak Brillouin gain spectrum (BGS) owing to the existence of the multiple acoustic modes in the single-mode DSF is utilized. Two inharmonic lock-in detections are newly introduced to characterize the BGS and the frequency-maintained or frequency-shifted BDG reflection. The frequency-shifted property of the BDG in the DSF with hundreds of MHz can find great potential applications in optical fiber sensing or all-optical signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2013
Published: June 13, 2013

Weiwen Zou and Jianping Chen, "All-optical generation of Brillouin dynamic grating based on multiple acoustic modes in a single-mode dispersion-shifted fiber," Opt. Express 21, 14771-14779 (2013)

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