Distributed sensing employing stimulated Brillouin scattering in optical fibers

Disclosed are methods and devices for distributed sensing of a measurable parameter employing stimulated Brillouin scattering in an optical fiber. A frequency-modulated or phase-modulated light wave is transmitted into the optical fiber. A scattered light wave in the optical fiber is monitored for sensing a measurable parameter. In some embodiments, the calculating step may include calculating a distance of a sensed location along the optical fiber using the monitored time of arrival.

World Intellectual Property Organization
Priority data: US201161457717P 2011.05.18
Alternative title(s) : (de) Verteilte abtastung mit stimulierter brillouinstreuung in glasfasern (fr) Détection distribuée utilisant la diffusion de brillouin stimulée dans des fibres optiques (en) Distributed sensing employing stimulated brillouin scattering in optical fibers
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EPO Family ID: 47176381

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