Abstract

Distributed Raman amplification (DRA) based on ultra-long fiber laser (UL-FL) pumping with a ring cavity is promising for repeaterless transmission and sensing. In this work, the characteristics (including gain, nonlinear impairment and noise figure) for forward and backward pumping of the ring-cavity based DRA scheme are fully investigated. Furthermore, as a typical application of the proposed configuration, ultra-long-distance distributed sensing with Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) over 142.2km fiber with 5m spatial resolution and ± 1.5°C temperature uncertainty is achieved, without any repeater. The key point for the significant performance improvement is the system could offer both of uniform gain distribution and considerably suppressed pump-probe relative intensity noise (RIN) transfer, by optimized design of system structure and parameters.

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2010

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D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

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[CrossRef]

2007

2006

T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

2003

1998

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[CrossRef]

1997

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[CrossRef]

1987

Abramov, A. A.

T. N. Nielsen, P. B. Hansen, A. J. Stentz, V. M. Aquaro, J. R. Pedrazzani, A. A. Abramov, and R. P. Espindola, “8×10 Gb/s 1.3-μm unrepeatered transmission over a distance of 141 km with Raman post- and pre-amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.10(10), 1492–1494 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Alcon-Camas, M.

Alcón-Camas, M.

Ania-Castañon, J. D.

Ania-Castañón, J. D.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Alcón-Camas and J. D. Ania-Castañón, “RIN transfer in 2nd-order distributed amplification with ultralong fiber lasers,” Opt. Express18(23), 23569–23575 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Impact of nonlinear spectral broadening in ultra-long Raman fibre lasers,” Opt. Express15(25), 16690–16695 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Ania-Castañón, “Quasi-lossless transmission using second-order Raman amplification and fibre Bragg gratings,” Opt. Express12(19), 4372–4377 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aquaro, V. M.

T. N. Nielsen, P. B. Hansen, A. J. Stentz, V. M. Aquaro, J. R. Pedrazzani, A. A. Abramov, and R. P. Espindola, “8×10 Gb/s 1.3-μm unrepeatered transmission over a distance of 141 km with Raman post- and pre-amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.10(10), 1492–1494 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Babin, S. A.

D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Impact of nonlinear spectral broadening in ultra-long Raman fibre lasers,” Opt. Express15(25), 16690–16695 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov, “Four-wave-mixing-induced turbulent spectral broadening in a long Raman fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B24(8), 1729–1738 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bao, X.

Becker, P. C.

Bernini, R.

Bolognini, G.

Chen, L.

Chen, X.

J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Churkin, D. V.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov, “Four-wave-mixing-induced turbulent spectral broadening in a long Raman fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B24(8), 1729–1738 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Corredera, P.

Deng, K.

X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Z. L. Ran, K. Deng, and Z. X. Yang, “Theoretical investigations on the non-local effect in a long-distance Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer based on bi-directional Raman amplification,” J. Opt.14(4), 045202 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

Di Pasquale, F.

Dong, Y.

Ellingham, T. J.

T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

El-Taher, A. E.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Espindola, R. P.

T. N. Nielsen, P. B. Hansen, A. J. Stentz, V. M. Aquaro, J. R. Pedrazzani, A. A. Abramov, and R. P. Espindola, “8×10 Gb/s 1.3-μm unrepeatered transmission over a distance of 141 km with Raman post- and pre-amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.10(10), 1492–1494 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Frazão, O.

A. M. R. Pinto, O. Frazão, J. L. Santos, and M. Lopez-Amo, “Multiwavelength fiber laser based on a photonic crystal fiber loop mirror with cooperative Rayleigh scattering,” Appl. Phys. B99(3), 391–395 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gonzalez-Herraez, M.

Hansen, P. B.

T. N. Nielsen, P. B. Hansen, A. J. Stentz, V. M. Aquaro, J. R. Pedrazzani, A. A. Abramov, and R. P. Espindola, “8×10 Gb/s 1.3-μm unrepeatered transmission over a distance of 141 km with Raman post- and pre-amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.10(10), 1492–1494 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Harper, P.

D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
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T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, F. Peng, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, H. J. Wu, and Y. Jiang, “Random-lasing-based distributed fiber-optic amplification,” Opt. Express21(5), 6572–6577 (2013).
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Z. N. Wang, Y. J. Rao, H. Wu, P. Y. Li, Y. Jiang, X. H. Jia, and W. L. Zhang, “Long-distance fiber-optic point-sensing systems based on random fiber lasers,” Opt. Express20(16), 17695–17700 (2012).
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W. L. Zhang, Y. J. Rao, J. M. Zhu, Z. X. Yang, Z. N. Wang, and X. H. Jia, “Low threshold 2nd-order random lasing of a fiber laser with a half-opened cavity,” Opt. Express20(13), 14400–14405 (2012).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Y. Jiang, J. M. Zhu, and Z. X. Yang, “Towards fully distributed amplification and high-performance long-range distributed sensing based on random fiber laser,” OFS 2012, Proc. SPIE8421, 842127, 842127-4 (2012).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Z. L. Ran, K. Deng, and Z. X. Yang, “Theoretical investigations on the non-local effect in a long-distance Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer based on bi-directional Raman amplification,” J. Opt.14(4), 045202 (2012).
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S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
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S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
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S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
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S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
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D. V. Churkin, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, S. I. Kablukov, V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Raman fiber lasers with a random distributed feedback based on Rayleigh scattering,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033828 (2010).
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[CrossRef]

S. K. Turitsyn, J. D. Ania-Castañón, S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, A. E. El-Taher, E. V. Podivilov, and V. K. Mezentsev, “270-km ultralong Raman fiber laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103(13), 133901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Impact of nonlinear spectral broadening in ultra-long Raman fibre lasers,” Opt. Express15(25), 16690–16695 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. A. Babin, D. V. Churkin, A. E. Ismagulov, S. I. Kablukov, and E. V. Podivilov, “Four-wave-mixing-induced turbulent spectral broadening in a long Raman fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B24(8), 1729–1738 (2007).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Z. L. Ran, K. Deng, and Z. X. Yang, “Theoretical investigations on the non-local effect in a long-distance Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer based on bi-directional Raman amplification,” J. Opt.14(4), 045202 (2012).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, F. Peng, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, H. J. Wu, and Y. Jiang, “Random-lasing-based distributed fiber-optic amplification,” Opt. Express21(5), 6572–6577 (2013).
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Z. N. Wang, Y. J. Rao, H. Wu, P. Y. Li, Y. Jiang, X. H. Jia, and W. L. Zhang, “Long-distance fiber-optic point-sensing systems based on random fiber lasers,” Opt. Express20(16), 17695–17700 (2012).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Z. L. Ran, K. Deng, and Z. X. Yang, “Theoretical investigations on the non-local effect in a long-distance Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer based on bi-directional Raman amplification,” J. Opt.14(4), 045202 (2012).
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A. M. R. Pinto, O. Frazão, J. L. Santos, and M. Lopez-Amo, “Multiwavelength fiber laser based on a photonic crystal fiber loop mirror with cooperative Rayleigh scattering,” Appl. Phys. B99(3), 391–395 (2010).
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S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fiber laser,” Nat. Photonics4(4), 231–235 (2010).
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S. A. Babin, V. Karalekas, E. V. Podivilov, V. K. Mezentsev, P. Harper, J. D. Ania-Castañón, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Turbulent broadening of optical spectra in ultralong Raman fiber lasers,” Phys. Rev. A77(3), 033803 (2008).
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V. Karalekas, J. D. Ania-Castañón, P. Harper, S. A. Babin, E. V. Podivilov, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Impact of nonlinear spectral broadening in ultra-long Raman fibre lasers,” Opt. Express15(25), 16690–16695 (2007).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, F. Peng, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, H. J. Wu, and Y. Jiang, “Random-lasing-based distributed fiber-optic amplification,” Opt. Express21(5), 6572–6577 (2013).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, Y. Jiang, J. M. Zhu, and Z. X. Yang, “Towards fully distributed amplification and high-performance long-range distributed sensing based on random fiber laser,” OFS 2012, Proc. SPIE8421, 842127, 842127-4 (2012).
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J. D. Ania-Castañón, T. J. Ellingham, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Ultralong Raman fiber lasers as virtually lossless optical media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(2), 023902 (2006).
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T. J. Ellingham, J. D. Ania-Castañón, R. Ibbotson, X. Chen, L. Zhang, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Quasi-lossless optical links for broad-band transmission and data processing,” Photon. Tech. Lett.18(1), 268–270 (2006).
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X. H. Jia, Y. J. Rao, F. Peng, Z. N. Wang, W. L. Zhang, H. J. Wu, and Y. Jiang, “Random-lasing-based distributed fiber-optic amplification,” Opt. Express21(5), 6572–6577 (2013).
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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

System structure and experimental setup for forward pumping DRA using UL-FL with a ring cavity. For backward pumping, the 1550nm signal is injected from the right hand. The signal input end is regarded as z = 0 both for forward and backward pumping.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Lasing spectrum (a) and on-off gain (b) for various input powers of primary pump.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Gain distributions of backward (a) and forward (b) pumping for various pump powers.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simulated power evolution of primary and lasing pumps (left), and comparison of gain distribution from theory and experiment (right) at transparency point. (a) and (b) are for forward and backward pumping, respectively.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Ratio of averaged power (a) and effective noise figure (b) for various on-off gains.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Experimental arrangement of BOTDA using UL-FL based DRA with ring cavity.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Coded Brillouin trace before decoding for forward (a) and backward (b) pumping.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Trace of coded Brillouin pump after sensing fiber at BFS of 10.800 and 10.980GHz.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

(a) 3D plot of BGS around ~5m hot-spot. (b) BGS at different locations (10, 30, 50, 70, 90, 110, 130km) before and after Lorentzian fitting. The FWHM of BGS is shown in the inset. (c) BGS at 142.152 and 142.157km.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

(a) Retrieved temperature distribution after Lorentzian fitting along sensing fiber. (b) Zoomed view of temperature distribution around ~5m hot-spot.

Equations (3)

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P f,l (z=0)= P f,l (z=L)C, P b,l (z=L)= P b,l (z=0)C
R NL P ave / P ref = L eff 1 0 L G(z)dz
ENF={ 1 G(L) +2 n sp [ 1 1 G(L) +α 0 L 1 G(z) dz ] }exp(αL)

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