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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(12): 124208    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/12/124208

A simple model of suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fiber with frequency-modulated laser

Hu Xiao-Yang, Chen Wei, Tu Xiao-Bo, Meng Zhou
Department of Optic Information Science and Technology, College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
Abstract  A simple model is developed to study the mechanism of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) suppression with frequency-modulated laser in optical fiber. By taking into account the laser frequency distribution along the fiber induced by frequency modulation, the average effective Brillouin gain is calculated to determine the SBS threshold. Experimental results show agreement with the numerical analysis. The application for SBS suppression in interferometric fiber sensing system is also discussed in this paper. The results show that the maximum input power can be increased effectively by frequency modulation method.
Keywords:  stimulated Brillouin scattering      frequency modulation      interferometric fiber sensing     
Received:  24 May 2014      Published:  15 December 2014
PACS:  42.65.Es (Stimulated Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering)  
  78.35.+c (Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering; other light scattering)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foudation of China (Grant No. 6177073).
Corresponding Authors:  Meng Zhou     E-mail:

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Hu Xiao-Yang, Chen Wei, Tu Xiao-Bo, Meng Zhou A simple model of suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fiber with frequency-modulated laser 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 124208

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