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Type: Journal article
Title: Brillouin characterization of holey optical fibers
Author: Furusawa, K.
Yusoff, Z.
Poletti, F.
Monro, T.
Broderick, N.
Richardson, D.
Citation: Optics Letters, 2006; 31(17):2541-2543
Publisher: Optical Soc Amer
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0146-9592
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K. Furusawa, Z. Yusoff, F. Poletti, T. M. Monro, N. G. R. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson
Abstract: We report the results of detailed measurements on the Brillouin frequency shift (BFS), gain bandwidth, and gain coefficients of several small-core holey optical fibers (HFs) of both uniform and axially varying structural characteristics and compare these with measurements on more conventional fibers. Our measurements show that the BFS of HFs is first-order proportional to the modal index for light propagating along the fiber and is thus extremely sensitive to its precise structural parameters. Our results highlight the possibility of using distributed Brillouin scattering measurements to perform nondestructive structural characterization of HFs, and the possibility of producing Brillouin-suppressed HFs using controlled structural variation along the fiber length.
Description: This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Rights: © 2006 Optical Society of America
RMID: 0020063139
DOI: 10.1364/OL.31.002541
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