Frederic Surre

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This paper describes the design, commissioning, and evaluation of a fiber-optic strain sensor system for the structural health monitoring of a prestressed concrete posttensioned box girder railway bridge in Mumbai, India, which shows a number of well-documented structural problems. Preliminary laboratory trials to design the most appropriate sensor system(More)
We present a novel mixed time and frequency domain approach to the formal verification of oscillators properties which are specified in the frequency domain. We use robust periodogram specification to specify the oscillator behaviour in the close vicinity of the limit cycle. Using SAT modulo ODE (SMO) for Bounded Model Checking (BMC) of the non-linear(More)
A free space contra-propagation set-up is implemented and a dynamic pump-probe study of the eigenmodes of a SOA in the picosecond regime is undertaken. The time-resolved probe transmission of the TE and TM modes of the device is measured for the co and cross-polarised cases as a function of pump pulse energy. The relative contributions of interband and(More)
The consequences of tailoring the longitudinal carrier density along the active layer of a multi-contact bulk semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) are investigated using a rate equation model. It is shown that both the noise figure and output power saturation can be optimized for a fixed total injected bias current. The simulation results are validated by(More)
We investigate the power and the polarization dependence of the intraband dynamics in a bulk semiconductor optical amplifier using both a 2.5-ps pump-probe experimental set-up in contra-propagation and a theoretical model. Our model is based on the rate equations and takes into account the polarization dependence of the gain. By comparing experimental and(More)
A novel signal processing method based on custom-made Wavelet Transform (WT) is presented for robust detection of fringes contained in the interferometric signal of Self-Mixing (SM) laser diode sensors. It enables the measurement of arbitrarily-shaped vibrations even in the corruptive presence of speckle. Our algorithm is based on the pattern recognition(More)
In this paper we present some characterizations of passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers. These lasers are multimode and they exhibit a modulation of their output power even though they are DC-biased. The modulation frequency corresponds to their free-spectral range. We demonstrate their potential: for generation of ultra-fast modulation for THz wave(More)
As the need for higher and higher bandwidths in telecommunication systems continues, it is widely predicted that at some point in the future optical processing will need to be performed all-optically. Several techniques have been proposed to perform such all-optical signal processing. In this paper a technique based on the nonlinear rotation in the state of(More)
The use of semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) in optical communications networks has so far been limited due to their inherent large noise figure (NF) compared to Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers. Therefore improvement of the noise performance of SOAs is critical to their widespread adoption in future networks. We propose to reduce the NF of the SOA by(More)