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.
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Priority data: US201161457717P 2011.05.18
Record created on 2015-01-06, modified on 2016-09-22