Real-time fast and distributed measurement of a Brillouin-inhomogeneous fiber using tailored-frequency probe in slope-assisted BOTDA

Orr Danon, Avi Motil, Ido Sovran, Raanan Hadar, Moshe Tur

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Abstract

Using a tailored-frequency probe, this paper presents a distributed slope-assisted BOTDA (SA-BOTDA) measurement of an optical fiber, bonded to a bent cantilever, where the fiber's static Brillouin Frequency Shift continuously varies along its length by an amount of the order of or larger than the Brillouin bandwidth. While standard SA-BOTDA methods, employing a fixed probe frequency, may suffer from distortions in measuring vibrations around this Brillouininhomogeneous static state, a tailored probe preserves the full dynamic range offered by the slope of Brillouin gain spectrum. The computerized measurement system is capable of real-time continuous monitoring of the strain, including averaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781628411751
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9157
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySantander
Period2/06/146/06/14

Keywords

  • Distributed Brillouin sensors
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Stimulated Brillouin scattering

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