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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1996
  • pp: 758–760

Simple distributed fiber sensor based on Brillouin gain spectrum analysis

Marc Niklès, Luc Thévenaz, and Philippe A. Robert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 758-760 (1996)

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A novel configuration of a distributed fiber sensor by Brillouin gain analysis has been developed for temperature and strain monitoring. It uses a single laser source, and the required light signals are all generated with an electro-optic modulator, resulting in high stability and excellent reliability of the measuring setup. Measurement of the induced strain in a wound fiber is presented as a demonstration of the system performance.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 16, 1995
Published: May 15, 1996

Marc Niklès, Luc Thévenaz, and Philippe A. Robert, "Simple distributed fiber sensor based on Brillouin gain spectrum analysis," Opt. Lett. 21, 758-760 (1996)

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