Stella Foaleng Mafang

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Energy transfer between the interacting waves in a distributed Brillouin sensor can result in a distorted measurement of the local Brillouin gain spectrum, leading to systematic errors. It is demonstrated that this depletion effect can be precisely modelled. This has been validated by experimental tests in an excellent quantitative agreement. Strict(More)
We provide a complete experimental characterization of stimulated Brillouin scattering in a 160 m long solid-core photonic crystal fiber, including threshold and spectrum measurements as well as position-resolved mapping of the Brillouin frequency shift. In particular, a three-fold increase of the Brillouin threshold power is observed, in excellent(More)
The energy transfer between the two interacting optical waves in a distributed sensor based on stimulated Brillouin scattering can lead to a non-uniform spectral distribution of the pumping power after a long propagation. This results in a spectrally distorted gain that biases the determination of the maximum gain frequency. A quantitative analytical model(More)
A general analytic solution for Brillouin distributed sensing in optical fibers with sub-meter spatial resolution is obtained by solving the acoustical-optical coupled wave equations by a perturbation method. The Brillouin interaction of a triad of square pump pulses with a continuous signal is described, covering a wide range of pumping schemes. The model(More)
Distributed measurements of the Brillouin gain spectrum in a photonic crystal fibre have been carried out for the first time to our knowledge. These measurements confirm the strong increase of the Brillouin threshold as resulting from the broadband and multimode nature of the Brillouin gain spectrum all along the fibre. INTRODUCTION The periodic(More)
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