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Brillouin characterization of holey optical fibers

Furusawa, K., Yusoff, Z., Poletti, F., Monro, T.M., Broderick, N.G.R. and Richardson, D.J. (2006) Brillouin characterization of holey optical fibers Optics Letters, 31, (17), pp. 2541-2543. (doi:10.1364/OL.31.002541).

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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.

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Published date: 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 42402
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42402
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 265a250b-0526-4bb8-ae26-c44b255e9f2e
ORCID for F. Poletti: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-3083

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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:22

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Author: K. Furusawa
Author: Z. Yusoff
Author: F. Poletti ORCID iD
Author: T.M. Monro
Author: N.G.R. Broderick
Author: D.J. Richardson

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