A brillouin fast light fiber laser sensor

Omer Kotlicki*, Jacob Scheuer, M. S. Shahriar

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We present and theoretically study a superluminal fiber laser based super-sensor utilizing Brillouin gain. The white light cavity condition is attained by introducing a phase shift component comprising an additional cavity into the main cavity. By properly controlling the parameters of the laser cavity and those of the phase component it is possible to attain sensitivity enhancement of many orders of magnitude compared to that of conventional laser sensors. The tradeoffs between the attainable sensitivity enhancement, the cavity dimensions and cavity roundtrip loss are studied in details, providing a set of design rules for the optimization of the super-sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
StatePublished - 2012
Event22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 Oct 201219 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors


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