We present a novel distributed temperature sensor that uses the temperature dependence of the frequency at which the loss is maximized in the interaction between a cw laser and a pulsed laser. With a 32-km sensing length, a temperature resolution of 1°C has been achieved; it is also shown that a spatial resolution of 5 m may be obtained.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 3, 1993
Published: September 15, 1993
X. Bao, D. J. Webb, and D. A. Jackson, "32-km distributed temperature sensor based on Brillouin loss in an optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 18, 1561-1563 (1993)