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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3772–3775

Wide temperature-range Brillouin and Rayleigh optical-time-domain reflectometry in a dispersion-shifted fiber

Yongqian Li, Fucai Zhang, and Toshihiko Yoshino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 3772-3775 (2003)

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The temperature dependences of spontaneous Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering intensities in a dispersion-shifted fiber have been measured over a wide temperature range by optical-time-domain reflectometry. It was found that spontaneous Brillouin and Rayleigh intensities normalized by room-temperature values have linear dependences on temperature, with coefficients (0.26 ± 0.02)%/°C and (0.015 ± 0.002)%/°C in temperature ranges -27–819 and 29–827 °C, respectively. Experimental results have demonstrated that both kinds of scattering can be used for distributed high-temperature measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2002
Published: July 1, 2003

Yongqian Li, Fucai Zhang, and Toshihiko Yoshino, "Wide temperature-range Brillouin and Rayleigh optical-time-domain reflectometry in a dispersion-shifted fiber," Appl. Opt. 42, 3772-3775 (2003)

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