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Proposal and experiment of BOCDR: Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry
Author(s): Yosuke Mizuno; Weiwen Zou; Zuyuan He; Kazuo Hotate
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Paper Abstract

We propose Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR), which can measure the strain and/or temperature distribution along an optical fiber by controlling the interference of continuous lightwaves. In pulse-based conventional Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry (BOTDR), it is difficult to achieve a spatial resolution less than 1 m in principle, and the measurement time is as long as 5-10 minutes. On the contrary, the continuous-wave-based BOCDR can exceed the limit of 1-m resolution, and realize much faster measurement and random access to measuring position. A 40-cm spatial resolution was experimentally demonstrated with 50-Hz sampling rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70043M (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785943
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Yosuke Mizuno, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Weiwen Zou, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Zuyuan He, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazuo Hotate, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors

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