Optical fiber loss evaluation using Brillouin spectroscopy

Tsuneo Horiguchi, Mitsuhiro Tateda

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Abstract

A technique called Brillouin optical-fiber time-domain analysis (BOTDA) is described for evaluating fiber loss. Two laser beams, a pulsed light (pump) and CW light (probe), counterpropagate in the test fiber. When the CW light frequency coincides with the Stokes frequency of the pulsed light, CW light is amplified thorugh the Brillouin interaction and then detected. Brillouin amplification of CW light can be observed during a time interval of 2L/v, where L is the fiber length and v is the light velocity in the fiber. The optical power increase is proportional to fiber attenuation, which allows evaluation of the fiber loss. Results of BOTDA and optical time-domain reflectometry, using the same pulsed laser and detecting optics, are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
ISBN (Print)1557520860
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: 1989 Apr 241989 Apr 28

Other

OtherSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period89/4/2489/4/28

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Horiguchi, T., & Tateda, M. (1989). Optical fiber loss evaluation using Brillouin spectroscopy. In Anon (Ed.), CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS Piscataway, NJ, United States: Publ by IEEE.