Brillouin based distributed fibre sensor incorporating a mode-locked Brillouin fibre ring laser

V. Lecoeuche, David J. Webb, C.N. Pannell, David A. Jackson

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Abstract

A pulsed Brillouin fibre ring laser has been developed and we describe its main features. The pump and the Brillouin laser are shown to form an excellent dual frequency source for distributed sensing. A first application for fire detection is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume152
Issue number4-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1998

Keywords

  • pulsed Brillouin fibre ring laser
  • Brillouin laser
  • dual frequency source
  • distributed sensing
  • fire detection

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