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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9040–9046

Measurement range enlargement in Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry based on temporal gating scheme

Yosuke Mizuno, Zuyuan He, and Kazuo Hotate  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9040-9046 (2009)

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We newly develop a temporal gating scheme to enlarge the measurement range of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR) for a fiber-optic distributed strain measurement. In this scheme, the trade-off problem between the measurement range and the spatial resolution can be dissolved. 66-cm spatial resolution and 1-km measurement range were simultaneously obtained with 50-Hz sampling rate.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2009
Published: May 14, 2009

Yosuke Mizuno, Zuyuan He, and Kazuo Hotate, "Measurement range enlargement in Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry based on temporal gating scheme," Opt. Express 17, 9040-9046 (2009)

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