Abstract

We report, for the first time (to our knowledge), generation of Brillouin dynamic gratings (BDGs) in few-mode optical fibers. A moving acoustic grating is generated by stimulated Brillouin scattering using a writing beam in one fiber mode, which is used to reflect a reading beam at a different wavelength in another fiber mode. With single-end pumping, a BDG with a tunable reflectance of up to 0.1% is demonstrated in a 15 km specially designed two-mode optical fiber.

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2008 (1)

Antman, Y.

Bao, X.

Chen, L.

Chin, S.

J. Sancho, N. Primerov, S. Chin, Y. Antman, A. Zadok, S. Sales, and L. Thévenaz, Opt. Express 20, 6157 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Chin, N. Primerov, and L. Thévenaz, IEEE Sens. J. 12, 189 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. Primerov, S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, L. Ursini, and M. Santagiustina, in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLMA3.

Dong, Y.

He, Z.

Hotate, K.

Primerov, N.

J. Sancho, N. Primerov, S. Chin, Y. Antman, A. Zadok, S. Sales, and L. Thévenaz, Opt. Express 20, 6157 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Y. Antman, N. Primerov, J. Sancho, L. Thevenaz, and A. Zadok, Opt. Express 20, 7807 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Chin, N. Primerov, and L. Thévenaz, IEEE Sens. J. 12, 189 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. Primerov, S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, L. Ursini, and M. Santagiustina, in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLMA3.

Sales, S.

Sancho, J.

Santagiustina, M.

N. Primerov, S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, L. Ursini, and M. Santagiustina, in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLMA3.

Song, K. Y.

Thevenaz, L.

Thévenaz, L.

S. Chin, N. Primerov, and L. Thévenaz, IEEE Sens. J. 12, 189 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Sancho, N. Primerov, S. Chin, Y. Antman, A. Zadok, S. Sales, and L. Thévenaz, Opt. Express 20, 6157 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. Primerov, S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, L. Ursini, and M. Santagiustina, in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLMA3.

Ursini, L.

N. Primerov, S. Chin, L. Thévenaz, L. Ursini, and M. Santagiustina, in Slow and Fast Light, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper SLMA3.

Yoon, H. J.

Zadok, A.

Zou, W.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Principle of BDG operation in FMFs. (a) Schematic view and (b) wavelength relationship between the pump, the probe, and the probe reflected by BDG. λB is the Brillouin wavelength shift.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup. EPG, electrical pulse generator; AOM, acoustic-optic modulator; DFB-LD, distributed feedback laser diode.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectra of the reflected scattering light from the FMF for three different pump average powers (0, 1.5, and 149 mW) when the wavelength of the probe is tuned to the wavelength of the BDG of the LP11 mode.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) BDG reflectance versus average pump power. (b) BDG reflectance versus wavelength difference between pump and probe.

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νB=2niVAλ1,
νB=2niVAλ1=2njVAλ2=2(niΔnij)VAλ1Δλ,
Δλ=Δnijniλ1.
F=Aeffpp·AeffssI¯upp·I¯uss,
I¯upp=(E0ρu*E0*rdrdθ)2(E0E0*)2rdrdθ·ρuρu*rdrdθ,
I¯uss=(EsρuEs*rdrdθ)2(EsEs*)2rdrdθ·ρuρu*rdrdθ,

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