Characterization of cascaded forward Brillouin scattering seeded by backward stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers

Neisei Hayashi, Yosuke Mizuno, Heeyoung Lee, Kentaro Nakamura, Sze Yun Set, Shinji Yamashita

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Abstract

We present a method for generating cascaded forward Brillouin scattering (CFBS) on the basis of a counter-propagated pump-probe technique with backward stimulated Brillouin scattering used as its seed. The CFBS, induced by forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (FSBS), is generated via the energy transfer from the probe light to other acoustic resonance frequencies. The CFBS spectrum generated in a 390-m-long highly nonlinear fiber exhibits a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and the center frequencies of its acoustic resonance peaks agree with theoretical values. In addition, the SNR dependence on pump/probe powers and the CFBS frequency shift dependence on temperature are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20200163
JournalIEICE Electronics Express
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun

Keywords

  • Brillouin scattering
  • Optical fiber sensing
  • Temperature sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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