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Impact of the probe pulse shape on the performance of phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry sensors
Author(s): María R. Fernández-Ruiz; Hugo F. Martins; Juan Pastor-Graells; Sonia Martin-Lopez; Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez
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Paper Abstract

In this communication, the effect of the probe pulse shape on the backscattered power trace of phase-sensitive (φ-) OTDR is analyzed. In particular, the power traces obtained with rectangular and Gaussian-like probe pulses are compared, both numerically and experimentally. Our analysis reveals that the use of Gaussian-like pulses can increase the operation range and sensitivity of φOTDR-based sensors in at least two-fold as compared with that obtained from traditionally-employed rectangular-like pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103236P (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263848
Show Author Affiliations
María R. Fernández-Ruiz, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
Hugo F. Martins, FOCUS S.L. (Spain)
Juan Pastor-Graells, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
Sonia Martin-Lopez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)
Miguel Gonzalez-Herraez, Univ. de Alcalá (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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