Mikel Sagues

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We present a novel technique to generate orthogonally polarized optical single sideband modulated signals. The modulation scheme is based on all optical stimulated Brillouin scattering processing of the optical carrier of an optical single sideband modulated signal, by means of the polarization state dragging induced by this non-linear effect. This(More)
We demonstrate a novel dynamic BOTDA sensor based, for the first time to our knowledge, on the use of the Brillouin phase-shift in addition to the conventional Brillouin gain. This provides the advantage of measurements that are largely immune to variations in fiber attenuation or changes in pump pulse power. Furthermore, the optical detection deployed(More)
We propose a novel scheme to implement tunable multi-tap complex coefficient filters based on optical single sideband modulation and narrow band optical filtering. A four tap filter is experimentally demonstrated to highlight the enhanced tuning performance provided by complex coefficients. Optical processing is performed by the use of a cascade of four(More)
We propose a technique for the generation of broadband optical single sideband modulated signals. The technique is based on optically processing an optical double sideband signal using stimulated Brillouin scattering effect. An unwanted sideband suppression over 40 dB in a broadband range from 50 MHz to 20 GHz is experimentally demonstrated. In addition, we(More)
We demonstrate a Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensor based on a phase-modulated probe wave and RF demodulation that provides measurements tolerant to frequency-dependent variations of the pump pulse power induced by non-local effects. The tolerance to non-local effects is based on the special characteristics of the detection process, which(More)
We introduce a novel method for high wavelength-resolution measurement of polarization-averaged group delay, polarization dependent loss and polarization mode dispersion of optical components using swept optical single sideband modulated signals. Measurements of a phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating, a chirped fiber Bragg grating and of the Brillouin spectra(More)
We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the fiber to generate an additional Brillouin interaction that amplifies the BOTDA pump pulses and compensates optical fiber attenuation. This(More)
We introduce a novel phasorial differential pulse-width pair (PDPP) method for Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors that combines spatial resolution enhancement with increased tolerance to non-local effects. It is based on the subtraction of the complex time-domain traces supplied by a sensor configuration that uses a phase-modulated probe(More)
We present a novel technique for Brillouin optical time domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors that simultaneously compensates non-local effects and reduces Brillouin noise. The technique relies on the wavelength modulation of the optical source to modify the Brillouin interaction between probe and pump waves during their propagation. The resulting Brillouin(More)
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