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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2329–2331

Stimulated Brillouin scattering in highly birefringent microstructure fiber: experimental analysis

Aldo Minardo, Romeo Bernini, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Jan Wojcik, Nahum Gorbatov, Moshe Tur, and Luigi Zeni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2329-2331 (2008)

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We report on an experimental analysis of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in a 20 - m -long highly birefringent microstructure fiber for sensing applications. In particular, an experimental setup based on Brillouin optical frequency-domain analysis, operating at a wavelength of 1550 nm , has been employed in order to analyze the distribution of Brillouin frequency shift along the fiber, as well as to study the dependence of Brillouin frequency shift on optical polarization, temperature, and strain. Our results indicate that, for any fixed polarization, the fiber has a dual-peaked Brillouin spectrum. A study about the origin of these two peaks is presented.

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

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

Aldo Minardo, Romeo Bernini, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Jan Wojcik, Nahum Gorbatov, Moshe Tur, and Luigi Zeni, "Stimulated Brillouin scattering in highly birefringent microstructure fiber: experimental analysis," Opt. Lett. 33, 2329-2331 (2008)

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