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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6497–6502

Characterized Brillouin scattering in silica optical fiber tapers based on Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis

Weiwen Zou, Wenning Jiang, and Jianping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6497-6502 (2013)

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This paper demonstrates stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) characterization in silica optical fiber tapers drawn from commercial single mode optical fibers by hydrogen flame. They have different waist diameters downscaled from 5 μm to 42 μm. The fully-distributed SBS measurement along the fiber tapers is implemented by Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis technique with millimeter spatial resolution. It is found that the Brillouin frequency shift (BFS) in the waist of all fiber tapers is approximately the same (i.e., ~11.17 GHz at 1550 nm). However, the BFS is gradually reduced and the Brillouin gain decreases from the waist to the untapered zone in each fiber taper.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2013
Published: March 7, 2013

Weiwen Zou, Wenning Jiang, and Jianping Chen, "Characterized Brillouin scattering in silica optical fiber tapers based on Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis," Opt. Express 21, 6497-6502 (2013)

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