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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1677–1679

Single-fiber grid for improved spatial resolution in distributed fiber optic sensor

C. Pandian, M. Kasinathan, S. Sosamma, C. Babu Rao, T. Jayakumar, N. Murali, and Baldev Raj  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1677-1679 (2010)

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The spatial resolution of an optical-fiber-based Raman distributed temperature sensor is limited by the pulse width of the laser used. We discuss a methodology of increasing spatial resolution by using a single-fiber grid. Spatial resolution improvement of up to 10 times is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2010
Published: May 11, 2010

C. Pandian, M. Kasinathan, S. Sosamma, C. Babu Rao, T. Jayakumar, N. Murali, and Baldev Raj, "Single-fiber grid for improved spatial resolution in distributed fiber optic sensor," Opt. Lett. 35, 1677-1679 (2010)

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