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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15669–15678

Distributed hot-wire anemometry based on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis

Michael T. V. Wylie, Anthony W. Brown, and Bruce G. Colpitts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15669-15678 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015669


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Abstract

A distributed hot-wire anemometer based on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis is presented. The anemometer is created by passing a current through a stainless steel tube fibre bundle and monitoring Brillouin frequency changes in the presence of airflow. A wind tunnel is used to provide laminar airflow while the device response is calibrated against theoretical models. The sensitivity equation for this anemometer is derived and discussed. Airspeeds from 0 m s to 10 m s are examined, and the results show that a Brillouin scattering based distributed hot-wire anemometer is feasible.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Citation
Michael T. V. Wylie, Anthony W. Brown, and Bruce G. Colpitts, "Distributed hot-wire anemometry based on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis," Opt. Express 20, 15669-15678 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15669


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