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)