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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2881–2888

Stokes and anti-Stokes differential pulse pair based distributed Brillouin fiber sensor with double-sideband probe wave

Zhisheng Yang, Xiaobin Hong, Hongxiang Guo, Jian Wu, and Jintong Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2881-2888 (2014)

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We propose and demonstrate a distributed Brillouin fiber sensor using Stokes and anti-Stokes differential pulse pair based on double- sideband probe wave, in which the two sidebands of probe wave are used to balance the power of two pump pulses. The spatial resolution is determined by the slightly width difference of the two balanced pulses, without Brillouin gain spectrum broadening. The pulses perform gain-loss process in optical field before the probe signal being detected, without any post-processing or extra measurement time. The proposed technique can achieve high spatial resolution, natural Brillouin gain spectrum linewidth, normal measurement time and long sensing range simultaneously.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Original Manuscript: November 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2014
Published: January 31, 2014

Zhisheng Yang, Xiaobin Hong, Hongxiang Guo, Jian Wu, and Jintong Lin, "Stokes and anti-Stokes differential pulse pair based distributed Brillouin fiber sensor with double-sideband probe wave," Opt. Express 22, 2881-2888 (2014)

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