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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1605–1607

Strain dependence of Brillouin frequency, intensity, and bandwidth in polarization-maintaining fibers

Qinrong Yu, Xiaoyi Bao, and Liang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 14, pp. 1605-1607 (2004)

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The strain dependence of the Brillouin gain–loss spectrum for PANDA, bow-tie, and tiger polarization-maintaining fibers has been studied in the range 0 to 50°C. We found a linear relationship between the strain and the Brillouin frequency, intensity, and bandwidth for PANDA and bow-tie fibers. For PANDA fiber at 20-cm spatial resolution, Brillouin frequency gives 7-μ∈ uncertainty, which is the highest accuracy among three parameters, whereas the Brillouin bandwidth gives 19-μ∈ uncertainty.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin

Qinrong Yu, Xiaoyi Bao, and Liang Chen, "Strain dependence of Brillouin frequency, intensity, and bandwidth in polarization-maintaining fibers," Opt. Lett. 29, 1605-1607 (2004)

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