Abstract

Distributed fiber-optic vibration sensing based on phase extraction from optical reflectometry is discussed in this paper. The principles on the phase extraction from coherent phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry and time-gated digital optical frequency-domain reflectometry are introduced, and the experimental results of distributed vibration measurements based on the two techniques are demonstrated. To have a better understanding on the performance of the techniques, the phase extraction noise in the phase extraction process is analyzed. To solve the problem of existing measurement dead zones, the influence of Rayleigh fading phenomenon is investigated, and a solution of using statistical analysis to overcome this drawback is introduced and experimentally verified. With these improvements, long-range nondead-zone distributed vibration sensing techniques with linear response to external vibration signals based on phase extraction from optical reflectometry are realized.

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