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Liu Y.,Key Laboratory of Advanced Transducers and Intelligent Control Systems | Liu Y.,Taiyuan University of Technology | Zhang M.,Key Laboratory of Advanced Transducers and Intelligent Control Systems | Zhang M.,Taiyuan University of Technology | And 6 more authors.
IEEE Photonics Journal

A multiwavelength single-longitudinal-mode (SLM) Brillouin-erbium fiber laser sensor with ultrahigh resolution is proposed and investigated experimentally. The one short common cavity with 50 m of single mode fiber (SMF) as the fiber under test and 100 m of SMF as the reference can effectively reduce the external perturbations and the cost. With the configuration that uses a fiber Fabry-Pérot (FFP) filter, every Stokes wavelength maintains SLM status, which can lead to the higher temperature resolution. In the experiment, 3.104 MHz/C sensitivity of the third-order Stokes wavelength is demonstrated, which is three times that of the first-order Stokes wavelength. A less-than 0.2 °C temperature error is obtained for every Stokes wavelength. In contrast, with a beat frequency linewidth of a different order Stokes wavelength, approximately 10 -6 °C ultrahigh resolution in the short term is acquired at the third-order Stokes wavelength. This proposal can provide a feasible temperature sensing scheme with high sensitivity, high precision, and low-frequency detection. © 2009-2012 IEEE. Source

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