Power Thresholds and Pump Depletion in Brillouin Fiber Amplifiers

@inproceedings{Ravet2010PowerTA,
  title={Power Thresholds and Pump Depletion in Brillouin Fiber Amplifiers},
  author={Fabien Ravet and Jeffrey Snoddy and Xiaoyi Bao and Liang Chen},
  year={2010}
}
The Brillouin fiber amplifier (BFA) has been used in Brillouin optical time (frequency) domain analyzer based sensors. The performance of this sensor depends on pump depletion which occurs when the threshold is reached and when the Brillouin gain is saturated. Although threshold definitions are common for Brillouin fiber generators (BFG), there is no… CONTINUE READING