A method to induce only one permanent and localized dynamic Brillouin grating in polarization maintaining optical fibers is introduced. The generation of the grating exploits the thumbtack correlation of the chaotic laser signals. A numerical calculation, corroborated by a theoretical analysis, is performed and the grating properties, length, and reflectance determined.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2012
Published: February 24, 2012
M. Santagiustina and L. Ursini, "Dynamic Brillouin gratings permanently sustained by chaotic lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 893-895 (2012)