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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 58–60

Rayleigh scattering optical frequency correlation in a single-mode optical fiber

Marc D. Mermelstein, Ralph Posey, Jr., Gregg A. Johnson, and Sandeep T. Vohra  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 58-60 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000058


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Abstract

The bichromatic optical frequency correlation function for Rayleigh backscattering from a pulse of laser light propagating along a single-mode optical fiber has been calculated and measured. It is shown that the optical correlation frequency, Δνc , is equal to the reciprocal of pulse width Tw . These results are important for the development of wavelength diversity techniques for the reduction of coherent Rayleigh noise in distributed Rayleigh backscattering single-mode optical fiber sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors

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Marc D. Mermelstein, Ralph Posey, Jr., Gregg A. Johnson, and Sandeep T. Vohra, "Rayleigh scattering optical frequency correlation in a single-mode optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 26, 58-60 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-2-58


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