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    • Brillouin distributed sensing assisted by Brillouin amplification of pump pulses 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (IEEE, 2014)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin distributed sensors (BDS) by using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA) to compensate the attenuation of the ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with amplification of pump pulses and tolerant to non-local effects 

      Mompó Roselló, Juan José Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to provide conventional Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with compensation for pump pulse attenuation and tolerance to non-local effects. The technique is based on operating ...
    • Brilloun optical time domain analysis sensor assisted by a Brillouin distributed amplifier 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the ...
    • Dynamic BOTDA measurements using Brillouin phase-shift 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Zornoza Indart, Ander; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2012)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a novel dynamic BOTDA sensor based, for the first time to our knowledge, on the use of the Brillouin phase-shift instead of the conventional Brillouin gain. This provides the advantage of measurements that ...
    • Enhanced tolerance to pulse extinction ratio in Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensors by dithering of the optical source 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the relaxation of the stringent requirements placed on the pulse extinction ratio in long-range Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors (BOTDA) by modulating the wavelength of the laser source that ...
    • Gain dependence of measured spectra in coherent Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We report on the effects of large pump pulse powers on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors based on phase-modulated probe wave and coherent detection. It is found that the large Brillouin gain that comes ...
    • Mitigation of modulation instability in Brillouin distributed fiber sensors by using orthogonal polarization pulses 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Alem, Mehdi; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Thévenaz, Luc; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Soto, Marcelo A. (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      A technique based on the use of orthogonally-polarized pulses is proposed to mitigate the detrimental impact of modulation instability on Brillouin distributed fiber sensors. While the theoretical underpinnings of the ...
    • Overcoming non-local effects and Brillouin threshold limitations in Brillouin distributed sensors 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Ruiz Lombera, Rubén; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Mirapeix, Jesús; López Higuera, José Miguel; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensor that is able to operate with a probe power larger than the Brillouin threshold of the deployed sensing fiber and that ...
    • Phase-shift based BOTDA measurements tolerant to non-local effects 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2013)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a BOTDA sensor based on the use of the Brillouin phase shift that performs measurements tolerant to non local effects. This technique raises opportunities to increase the distance covered by these sensors ...
    • Phasorial DPP-BOTDA sensor tolerant to non-local effects 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2014)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We introduce a modification of the differential pulse width pair technique in a BOTDA sensor based on a phase modulated probe wave and RF demodulation. This provides a differential Brillouin phasorial signal with high ...
    • Polarization diversity for Brillouin distributed fiber sensors based on a double orthogonal pump 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; López Fernandino, Felipe; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2014)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a novel Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensor deploying a polarization diversity technique which eliminates the need for polarization scrambling, providing measurements that are largely immune to the ...
    • Simplified Brillouin sensor for structural health monitoring applications based on passive optical filtering 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We present a simplified configuration for distributed Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensors. The technique is based on passive optical filtering of the spectral components generated in an RF-pulse-modulated optical ...
    • Sources of noise in Brillouin optical time-domain analyzers 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Soto, Marcelo A.; Thévenaz, Luc (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      This paper presents a thorough study of the different sources of noise affecting Brillouin optical time-domain analyzers (BOTDA), providing a deep insight into the understanding of the fundamental limitations of this kind ...
    • Synthesis of virtual Brillouin frequency shift profiles in BOTDA sensors using optical source dithering 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2014)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a novel concept for Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensors that is based on synthesizing a virtual Brillouin frequency shift profile along the sensing fiber. The technique is based on modulating the ...