OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3850–3852

Vector Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer for high-order acoustic modes

Michel Dossou, Denis Bacquet, and Pascal Szriftgiser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3850-3852 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003850


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (452 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Thanks to a double-frequency phase modulation scheme, we report a vector Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer (BOTDA). This BOTDA has a high immunity level to noise, and it features a phase spectrogram capability. It is well suited for complex situations involving several acoustic resonances, such as high-order longitudinal modes. It has notably been used to characterize a dispersion-shifted fiber, allowing us to report spectrograms with multiple acoustic resonances. A very high 57 dB dynamic range is also reported for 100-ns-long pulses simultaneously with a 16 cm numerical resolution.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2010
Published: November 12, 2010

Citation
Michel Dossou, Denis Bacquet, and Pascal Szriftgiser, "Vector Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer for high-order acoustic modes," Opt. Lett. 35, 3850-3852 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-22-3850


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Horiguchi and M. Tateda, Opt. Lett. 14, 408 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. M. Horowitz, A. R. Chraplyvy, R. W. Tkach, and J. L. Zyskind, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 124 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. N. Shibata, K. Okamoto, and Y. Azuma, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 1167 (1989). [CrossRef]
  4. W. Zou, Z. He, M. Kishi, and K. Hotate, Opt. Lett. 32, 600(2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. J. Beugnot, T. Sylvestre, H. Maillotte, G. Mélin, and V. Laude, Opt. Lett. 32, 17 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. L. Zou, X. Bao, and L. Chen, Opt. Lett. 28, 2022 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. P. Dainese, P. St.J. Russell, N. Joly, J. C. Knight, G. S. Wiederhecker, H. L. Fragnito, V. Laude, and A. Khelif, Nat. Phys. 2, 388 (2006). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Loayssa, R. Hernández, D. Benito, and S. Galech, Opt. Lett. 29, 638 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. S. Foaleng-Mafang, J.-C. Beugnot, and L. Thévenaz, Proc. SPIE 7503, 75032C (2009). [CrossRef]
  10. C. C. Lee, P. W. Chiang, and S. Chi, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 1094 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. F. Mihélic, D. Bacquet, J. Zemmouri, and P. Szriftgiser, Opt. Lett. 35, 432 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. S. Diaz, S. Foaleng Mafang, M. Lopez-Amo, and L. Thévenaz, IEEE Sens. J. 8, 1268 (2008). [CrossRef]
  13. Because of PM to AM conversion, we estimate that for our parameters and an SMF with a 16ps/nm/km dispersion, the 57dB DR would probably be limited for fibers above 2 or 3km. For a longer fiber, one should reduce FLO.
  14. S. Cho, J. Lee, and I. Kwon, Opt. Express 12, 4339 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. A. Brown, B. Colpitts, and K. Brown, J. Lightwave Technol. 25, 381 (2007). [CrossRef]
  16. W. Li, X. Bao, Y. Li, and L. Chen, Opt. Express 16, 21616(2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. T. Sperber, A. Eyal, M. Tur, and L. Thévenaz, Opt. Express 18, 8671 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited