Abstract

Optical spectral analysis of closely spaced, subcarrier multiplexed fiber-optic transmission is performed, based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). The Brillouin gain window of a single, continuous-wave pump is scanned across the spectral extent of the signal under test. The polarization pulling effect associated with SBS is employed to improve the rejection ratio of the analysis by an order of magnitude. Ten tones, spaced by only 10 MHz and each carrying random-sequence on–off keying data, are clearly resolved. The measurement identifies the absence of a single subcarrier, directly in the optical domain. The results are applicable to the monitoring of optical orthogonal frequency domain multiplexing and radio over fiber transmission.

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[CrossRef]

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2006 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, “A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, pp. 352–354 (1990).
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A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Baney, D. M.

D. M. Baney, B. Szafraniec, and A. Motamedi, “Coherent optical spectrum analyzer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 355–357 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Baumann, E.

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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A. Boh Ruffin, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering: an overview of measurements, system impairments, and applications,” in Technical Digest: Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements (2004), pp. 23–28.

Boot, J.

M. O. van Deventer and J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2008).

Capmany, J.

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1, 319–330 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, “Demonstration of incoherent microwave photonic filters with all-optical complex coefficients,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744–1746 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Coddington, I.

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cotter, D.

D. Cotter, “Observation of stimulated Brillouin scattering in low-loss silica fibre at 1.3 μm,” Electron. Lett. 18, 495–496 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Denisov, A.

A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Domingo, J. M. S.

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Du, L. B.

Eyal, A.

Ezekiel, S.

Froggatt, M.

Galtarossa, A.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gifford, D.

Giorgetta, F. R.

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Heras, C. D.

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Horiguchi, T.

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, “A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, pp. 352–354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Iezzi, V. L.

Jamshidi, K.

S. Preussler, A. Wiatrek, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy based on the bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1118–1120 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Wiatrek, S. Preußler, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Frequency domain aperture for ultra-high resolution Brillouin based spectroscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.63.

Kashyap, R.

Kurashima, T.

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, “A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, pp. 352–354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lahoz, F. J.

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Levanon, N.

Loayssa, A.

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, “Demonstration of incoherent microwave photonic filters with all-optical complex coefficients,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744–1746 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Loranger, S.

Lowery, A. J.

Mora, J.

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, “Demonstration of incoherent microwave photonic filters with all-optical complex coefficients,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744–1746 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Motamedi, A.

D. M. Baney, B. Szafraniec, and A. Motamedi, “Coherent optical spectrum analyzer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 355–357 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Newbury, N. R.

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Novak, D.

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1, 319–330 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Palmieri, L.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pelayo, J.

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Pellejer, E.

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Preussler, S.

S. Preussler, A. Zadok, A. Wiatrek, M. Tur, and T. Schneider, “Enhancement of spectral resolution and optical rejection ratio of Brillouin optical spectral analysis using polarization pulling,” Opt. Express 20, 14734–14745 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Preussler, A. Wiatrek, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy based on the bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1118–1120 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Preußler, S.

A. Wiatrek, S. Preußler, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Frequency domain aperture for ultra-high resolution Brillouin based spectroscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.63.

Primerov, N.

A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sagues, M.

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, “Demonstration of incoherent microwave photonic filters with all-optical complex coefficients,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744–1746 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sancho, J.

A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Santagiustina, M.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schenato, L.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schneider, T.

S. Preussler, A. Zadok, A. Wiatrek, M. Tur, and T. Schneider, “Enhancement of spectral resolution and optical rejection ratio of Brillouin optical spectral analysis using polarization pulling,” Opt. Express 20, 14734–14745 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Preussler, A. Wiatrek, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy based on the bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1118–1120 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. Schneider, “Wavelength and line width measurement of optical sources with femtometre resolution,” Electron. Lett. 41, 1234–1235 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Wiatrek, S. Preußler, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Frequency domain aperture for ultra-high resolution Brillouin based spectroscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.63.

Smith, S. P.

Soller, B.

Swann, W. C.

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Szafraniec, B.

D. M. Baney, B. Szafraniec, and A. Motamedi, “Coherent optical spectrum analyzer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 355–357 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tateda, M.

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, “A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, pp. 352–354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Thevenaz, L.

A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Zadok, E. Zilka, A. Eyal, L. Thevenaz, and M. Tur, “Vector analysis of stimulated Brillouin scattering amplification in standard single-mode fibers,” Opt. Express 16, 21692–21707 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tur, M.

Ursini, L.

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

van Deventer, M. O.

M. O. van Deventer and J. Boot, “Polarization properties of stimulated Brillouin scattering in single mode fibers,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12, 585–590 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Villuendas, F.

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wiatrek, A.

S. Preussler, A. Zadok, A. Wiatrek, M. Tur, and T. Schneider, “Enhancement of spectral resolution and optical rejection ratio of Brillouin optical spectral analysis using polarization pulling,” Opt. Express 20, 14734–14745 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Preussler, A. Wiatrek, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy based on the bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1118–1120 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Wiatrek, S. Preußler, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Frequency domain aperture for ultra-high resolution Brillouin based spectroscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.63.

Wise, A.

Wolfe, M.

Zadok, A.

Zarinetchi, F.

Zilka, E.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (2)

D. Cotter, “Observation of stimulated Brillouin scattering in low-loss silica fibre at 1.3 μm,” Electron. Lett. 18, 495–496 (1982).
[CrossRef]

T. Schneider, “Wavelength and line width measurement of optical sources with femtometre resolution,” Electron. Lett. 41, 1234–1235 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (7)

J. M. S. Domingo, J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas, C. D. Heras, and E. Pellejer, “Very high resolution optical spectrometry by stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 855–857 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Preussler, A. Wiatrek, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Ultrahigh-resolution spectroscopy based on the bandwidth reduction of stimulated Brillouin scattering,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1118–1120 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Galtarossa, L. Palmieri, M. Santagiustina, L. Schenato, and L. Ursini, “Polarized Brillouin amplification in randomly birefringent and unidirectionally spun fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 1420–1422 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa and F. J. Lahoz, “Broad-band RF photonic phase shifter based on stimulated Brillouin scattering and single-sideband modulation,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 208–210 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Loayssa, J. Capmany, M. Sagues, and J. Mora, “Demonstration of incoherent microwave photonic filters with all-optical complex coefficients,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1744–1746 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, “A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, pp. 352–354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Baney, B. Szafraniec, and A. Motamedi, “Coherent optical spectrum analyzer,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 355–357 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

A. Zadok, Y. Antman, N. Primerov, A. Denisov, J. Sancho, and L. Thevenaz, “Random-access distributed fiber sensing,” Laser Photon. Rev. 6, L1–L5 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (2)

F. R. Giorgetta, I. Coddington, E. Baumann, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, “Fast high resolution spectroscopy of dynamic continuous-wave laser sources,” Nat. Photonics 4, 853–857 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Capmany and D. Novak, “Microwave photonics combines two worlds,” Nat. Photonics 1, 319–330 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (4)

A. Wiatrek, S. Preußler, K. Jamshidi, and T. Schneider, “Frequency domain aperture for ultra-high resolution Brillouin based spectroscopy,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.63.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2008).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

A. Boh Ruffin, “Stimulated Brillouin scattering: an overview of measurements, system impairments, and applications,” in Technical Digest: Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements (2004), pp. 23–28.

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