Measurement of distributed strain and temperature in a branched optical fiber network by use of Brillouin optical-domain reflectometry

Kaoru Shimizu, Tsuneo Horiguchi, Yahei Koyamada

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This paper describes a novel technique for sensing of strain and temperature distribution in a branched optical fiber network, which applies Brillouin scattering as the sensing mechanism, along with Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry for analysis of the Brillouin-scattered light waves from the different branches, after the different frequencies have been assigned to them. Experimental validation of the scheme is demonstrated with a branched optical network consisting of two optical fiber branches and one trunk fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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