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Combined Raman and Brillouin scattering sensor for simultaneous high-resolution measurement of temperature and strain
Author(s): Kellie A. Brown; Anthony W. Brown; Bruce G. Colpitts
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Paper Abstract

Recently, strain and temperature measurement results using the first ever spontaneous Brillouin and Raman scattering based fiber optic sensor have been reported (Alahbabi et al., 2004)1. This contribution reports the performance results of a combined Brillouin and Raman sensor used to measure strain and temperature simultaneously. We report on a sensor based on the combination of a BOTDA loss-based Brillouin sensor and a spontaneous Raman scattering based sensor, which has not been previously reported to date. We have implemented the combined sensor system for operation over useful sensing lengths and show significantly improved temperature and strain accuracy along with superior spatial resolution. This combined sensor system is shown to be capable of separating temperature and strain effects which previously limited Brillouin systems in some applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6167, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Sensor Monitoring Systems and Applications, 616716 (30 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657643
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Kellie A. Brown, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Anthony W. Brown, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Bruce G. Colpitts, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6167:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Sensor Monitoring Systems and Applications
Daniele Inaudi; Wolfgang Ecke; Brian Culshaw; Kara J. Peters; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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