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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 715–717

Time biasing due to the slow-light effect in distributed fiber-optic Brillouin sensors

Luc Thévenaz, Kwang Yong Song, and Miguel González Herráez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 715-717 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000715


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Abstract

The influence of the slow-light effect on the performance of distributed Brillouin sensors is studied. We show that, while in most situations it can be neglected, it may greatly affect the results obtained for certain experimental configurations. More specifically, for one of the experimental arrangements described in the literature (a strong continuous-wave pump and a weak pulsed probe) we show that this effect induces a large time biasing of the traces that depends not only on the fiber length but also on the frequency separation between pump and probe. This biasing reduces the available resolution in this experimental arrangement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2005

Citation
Luc Thévenaz, Kwang Yong Song, and Miguel González Herráez, "Time biasing due to the slow-light effect in distributed fiber-optic Brillouin sensors," Opt. Lett. 31, 715-717 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-6-715


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