Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry

C. Molardi, S. Korganbayev, W. Blanc, D. Tosi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The use of nanoparticles is gaining large interest in modern photonic technology, mainly because nanoparticles can drastically change the properties of optical media. Here, a custom special fiber has been considered for investigation. The fiber presents a co-doped erbium and magnesium oxide nanoparticles core, and standard telecommunication size. Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition technique, together with the spontaneous phase separation, permits to grow inside the core a random distributed pattern of nanoparticles, whose size varies between 20 to 100 nm, considering the transversal section. The nanoparticle increases the scattering, which is, in general, an unwanted occurrence. Nevertheless, interesting applications can emerge in sensor field. In this work the focus has been concentrated on the distributed sensing applications offered by the enhanced backscattering. The fiber has been characterized by the use of an Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) Luna 4600. Results show that the intensity of backscattering, induced by the nanoparticles, is 50 dB larger than the one shown by standard single mode fiber. This results in an exponential decay of the reflected optical power, which vanish after 1.7 meter of propagation. Moreover, using the OBR, it has been possible to characterize the polarization properties of this special fiber. Because the nanoparticles are stretched during the drawing process, the fiber presents a well-defined polarization signature pattern, with a random alternation of polarization state every, roughly, 10 cm. These properties are promising for creating a distributed, high reflectivity, sensors, in application like OBR spatial multiplexing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII
EditorsTiegen Liu, Shibin Jiang
PublisherSPIE
Volume10821
ISBN (Electronic)9781510622401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventAdvanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 11 2018Oct 13 2018

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII 2018
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/11/1810/13/18

Fingerprint

Reflectometry
Optical Fiber
Nanoparticles
Optical fibers
optical fibers
nanoparticles
Fiber
fibers
reflectometers
Reflectometers
Fibers
Polarization
Backscattering
backscattering
polarization
Magnesium Oxide
Distributed Sensing
Erbium
Spatial multiplexing
Sensor

Keywords

  • High scattering fiber
  • Optical backscatter reflectometry
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Spatial multiplexing.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Molardi, C., Korganbayev, S., Blanc, W., & Tosi, D. (2018). Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry. In T. Liu, & S. Jiang (Eds.), Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII (Vol. 10821). [1082121] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2502600

Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry. / Molardi, C.; Korganbayev, S.; Blanc, W.; Tosi, D.

Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII. ed. / Tiegen Liu; Shibin Jiang. Vol. 10821 SPIE, 2018. 1082121.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Molardi, C, Korganbayev, S, Blanc, W & Tosi, D 2018, Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry. in T Liu & S Jiang (eds), Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII. vol. 10821, 1082121, SPIE, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII 2018, Beijing, China, 10/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2502600
Molardi C, Korganbayev S, Blanc W, Tosi D. Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry. In Liu T, Jiang S, editors, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII. Vol. 10821. SPIE. 2018. 1082121 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2502600
Molardi, C. ; Korganbayev, S. ; Blanc, W. ; Tosi, D. / Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry. Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII. editor / Tiegen Liu ; Shibin Jiang. Vol. 10821 SPIE, 2018.
@inproceedings{349364a334d24e64b9771fed7a4adb0d,
title = "Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry",
abstract = "The use of nanoparticles is gaining large interest in modern photonic technology, mainly because nanoparticles can drastically change the properties of optical media. Here, a custom special fiber has been considered for investigation. The fiber presents a co-doped erbium and magnesium oxide nanoparticles core, and standard telecommunication size. Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition technique, together with the spontaneous phase separation, permits to grow inside the core a random distributed pattern of nanoparticles, whose size varies between 20 to 100 nm, considering the transversal section. The nanoparticle increases the scattering, which is, in general, an unwanted occurrence. Nevertheless, interesting applications can emerge in sensor field. In this work the focus has been concentrated on the distributed sensing applications offered by the enhanced backscattering. The fiber has been characterized by the use of an Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) Luna 4600. Results show that the intensity of backscattering, induced by the nanoparticles, is 50 dB larger than the one shown by standard single mode fiber. This results in an exponential decay of the reflected optical power, which vanish after 1.7 meter of propagation. Moreover, using the OBR, it has been possible to characterize the polarization properties of this special fiber. Because the nanoparticles are stretched during the drawing process, the fiber presents a well-defined polarization signature pattern, with a random alternation of polarization state every, roughly, 10 cm. These properties are promising for creating a distributed, high reflectivity, sensors, in application like OBR spatial multiplexing.",
keywords = "High scattering fiber, Optical backscatter reflectometry, Optical fiber sensors, Spatial multiplexing.",
author = "C. Molardi and S. Korganbayev and W. Blanc and D. Tosi",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1117/12.2502600",
language = "English",
volume = "10821",
editor = "Tiegen Liu and Shibin Jiang",
booktitle = "Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII",
publisher = "SPIE",
address = "United States",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Characterization of a nanoparticles-doped optical fiber by the use of optical backscatter reflectometry

AU - Molardi, C.

AU - Korganbayev, S.

AU - Blanc, W.

AU - Tosi, D.

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - The use of nanoparticles is gaining large interest in modern photonic technology, mainly because nanoparticles can drastically change the properties of optical media. Here, a custom special fiber has been considered for investigation. The fiber presents a co-doped erbium and magnesium oxide nanoparticles core, and standard telecommunication size. Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition technique, together with the spontaneous phase separation, permits to grow inside the core a random distributed pattern of nanoparticles, whose size varies between 20 to 100 nm, considering the transversal section. The nanoparticle increases the scattering, which is, in general, an unwanted occurrence. Nevertheless, interesting applications can emerge in sensor field. In this work the focus has been concentrated on the distributed sensing applications offered by the enhanced backscattering. The fiber has been characterized by the use of an Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) Luna 4600. Results show that the intensity of backscattering, induced by the nanoparticles, is 50 dB larger than the one shown by standard single mode fiber. This results in an exponential decay of the reflected optical power, which vanish after 1.7 meter of propagation. Moreover, using the OBR, it has been possible to characterize the polarization properties of this special fiber. Because the nanoparticles are stretched during the drawing process, the fiber presents a well-defined polarization signature pattern, with a random alternation of polarization state every, roughly, 10 cm. These properties are promising for creating a distributed, high reflectivity, sensors, in application like OBR spatial multiplexing.

AB - The use of nanoparticles is gaining large interest in modern photonic technology, mainly because nanoparticles can drastically change the properties of optical media. Here, a custom special fiber has been considered for investigation. The fiber presents a co-doped erbium and magnesium oxide nanoparticles core, and standard telecommunication size. Modified Chemical Vapor Deposition technique, together with the spontaneous phase separation, permits to grow inside the core a random distributed pattern of nanoparticles, whose size varies between 20 to 100 nm, considering the transversal section. The nanoparticle increases the scattering, which is, in general, an unwanted occurrence. Nevertheless, interesting applications can emerge in sensor field. In this work the focus has been concentrated on the distributed sensing applications offered by the enhanced backscattering. The fiber has been characterized by the use of an Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) Luna 4600. Results show that the intensity of backscattering, induced by the nanoparticles, is 50 dB larger than the one shown by standard single mode fiber. This results in an exponential decay of the reflected optical power, which vanish after 1.7 meter of propagation. Moreover, using the OBR, it has been possible to characterize the polarization properties of this special fiber. Because the nanoparticles are stretched during the drawing process, the fiber presents a well-defined polarization signature pattern, with a random alternation of polarization state every, roughly, 10 cm. These properties are promising for creating a distributed, high reflectivity, sensors, in application like OBR spatial multiplexing.

KW - High scattering fiber

KW - Optical backscatter reflectometry

KW - Optical fiber sensors

KW - Spatial multiplexing.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85057140733&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85057140733&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1117/12.2502600

DO - 10.1117/12.2502600

M3 - Conference contribution

VL - 10821

BT - Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications VIII

A2 - Liu, Tiegen

A2 - Jiang, Shibin

PB - SPIE

ER -