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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15370–15375

Incoherent optical frequency domain reflectometry based on a Kerr phase-interrogator

C. Baker, Y. Lu, J. Song, and X. Bao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15370-15375 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.015370


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Abstract

We present a novel approach for incoherent optical frequency-domain reflectometry based on a frequency-swept sinusoidal optical signal and a Kerr phase-interrogator. The novel approach eliminates dependence on the laser coherence-length allowing for long-range operation. Long-range detection of reflection points as far as 151 km at a spatial-resolution of 11.2 cm is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2014
Published: June 17, 2014

Citation
C. Baker, Y. Lu, J. Song, and X. Bao, "Incoherent optical frequency domain reflectometry based on a Kerr phase-interrogator," Opt. Express 22, 15370-15375 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-13-15370


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