Abstract

We newly develop a temporal gating scheme to enlarge the measurement range of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR) for a fiber-optic distributed strain measurement. In this scheme, the trade-off problem between the measurement range and the spatial resolution can be dissolved. 66-cm spatial resolution and 1-km measurement range were simultaneously obtained with 50-Hz sampling rate.

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  1. T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
    [CrossRef]
  2. M. Nikles, L. Thevenaz, and P. Robert, "Simple distributed fiber sensor based on Brillouin gain spectrum analysis," Opt. Lett. 21, 758-760 (1996).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. T. Horiguchi, and M. Tateda, "BOTDA-nondestructive measurement of single-mode optical fiber attenuation characteristics using Brillouin interaction: theory," J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1170-1176 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  4. A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  5. Y. Koyamada, "Proposal and simulation of double-pulse Brillouin optical time-domain analysis for measuring distributed strain and temperature with cm spatial resolution in km-long fiber," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 90-B, 1810-1815 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  6. K. Hotate, and T. Hasegawa, "Measurement of Brillouin gain spectrum distribution along an optical fiber using a correlation-based technique - proposal, experiment and simulation," IEICE Trans. Electron.E 83-C, 405-412 (2000).
  7. K. Hotate, and M. Tanaka, "Distributed fiber Brillouin strain sensing with 1-cm spatial resolution by correlation-based continuous-wave technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 197-199 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  8. K. Y. Song, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Distributed strain measurement with millimeter-order spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis," Opt. Lett. 31, 2526-2528 (2006).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. Y. Mizuno, W. Zou, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Proposal of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR)," Opt. Express 16, 12148-12153 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. Y. Mizuno, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "One-end-access high-speed distributed strain measurement with 13-mm spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 474-476 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  11. T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).
  12. A. Fellay, L. Thevenaz, M. Facchini, M. Nikles, and P. Robert, "Distributed sensing using stimulated Brillouin scattering: towards ultimate resolution," Proc. 12th Intern. Conf. Optical Fiber Sensors, 324-327 (1997).
  13. Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  14. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, California, 1995).
  15. K. Hotate and Z. He, "Synthesis of optical-coherence function and its applications in distributed and multiplexed optical sensing," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 2541-2557 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  16. M. Kannou, S. Adachi, and K. Hotate, "Temporal gating scheme for enlargement of measurement range of Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis for optical fiber distributed strain measurement," Proc. 16th Intern. Conf. Optical Fiber Sensors, 454-457 (2003).
  17. K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

2009 (1)

Y. Mizuno, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "One-end-access high-speed distributed strain measurement with 13-mm spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 474-476 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

Y. Mizuno, W. Zou, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Proposal of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR)," Opt. Express 16, 12148-12153 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Koyamada, "Proposal and simulation of double-pulse Brillouin optical time-domain analysis for measuring distributed strain and temperature with cm spatial resolution in km-long fiber," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 90-B, 1810-1815 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

2005 (1)

A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

K. Hotate, and M. Tanaka, "Distributed fiber Brillouin strain sensing with 1-cm spatial resolution by correlation-based continuous-wave technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

K. Hotate, and T. Hasegawa, "Measurement of Brillouin gain spectrum distribution along an optical fiber using a correlation-based technique - proposal, experiment and simulation," IEICE Trans. Electron.E 83-C, 405-412 (2000).

1996 (1)

1993 (1)

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

1990 (1)

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

T. Horiguchi, and M. Tateda, "BOTDA-nondestructive measurement of single-mode optical fiber attenuation characteristics using Brillouin interaction: theory," J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1170-1176 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Arai, H.

K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

Brown, A. W.

A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brown, K.

A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Colpitts, B. G.

A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Furukawa, S.

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

Hasegawa, T.

K. Hotate, and T. Hasegawa, "Measurement of Brillouin gain spectrum distribution along an optical fiber using a correlation-based technique - proposal, experiment and simulation," IEICE Trans. Electron.E 83-C, 405-412 (2000).

He, Z.

Horiguchi, T.

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

T. Horiguchi, and M. Tateda, "BOTDA-nondestructive measurement of single-mode optical fiber attenuation characteristics using Brillouin interaction: theory," J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1170-1176 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Hotate, K.

Y. Mizuno, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "One-end-access high-speed distributed strain measurement with 13-mm spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 474-476 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

Y. Mizuno, W. Zou, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Proposal of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR)," Opt. Express 16, 12148-12153 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Song, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Distributed strain measurement with millimeter-order spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis," Opt. Lett. 31, 2526-2528 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Hotate and Z. He, "Synthesis of optical-coherence function and its applications in distributed and multiplexed optical sensing," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 2541-2557 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Hotate, and M. Tanaka, "Distributed fiber Brillouin strain sensing with 1-cm spatial resolution by correlation-based continuous-wave technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

K. Hotate, and T. Hasegawa, "Measurement of Brillouin gain spectrum distribution along an optical fiber using a correlation-based technique - proposal, experiment and simulation," IEICE Trans. Electron.E 83-C, 405-412 (2000).

Izumita, H.

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

Koyamada, Y.

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Koyamada, "Proposal and simulation of double-pulse Brillouin optical time-domain analysis for measuring distributed strain and temperature with cm spatial resolution in km-long fiber," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 90-B, 1810-1815 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

Kurashima, T.

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Mizuno, Y.

Y. Mizuno, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "One-end-access high-speed distributed strain measurement with 13-mm spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 474-476 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Y. Mizuno, W. Zou, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Proposal of Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry (BOCDR)," Opt. Express 16, 12148-12153 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nikles, M.

Robert, P.

Sakairi, Y.

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Song, K. Y.

K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

K. Y. Song, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "Distributed strain measurement with millimeter-order spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis," Opt. Lett. 31, 2526-2528 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Takeuchi, N.

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, M.

K. Hotate, and M. Tanaka, "Distributed fiber Brillouin strain sensing with 1-cm spatial resolution by correlation-based continuous-wave technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Tateda, M.

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

T. Horiguchi, and M. Tateda, "BOTDA-nondestructive measurement of single-mode optical fiber attenuation characteristics using Brillouin interaction: theory," J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1170-1176 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Thevenaz, L.

Zou, W.

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

T. Horiguchi, and M. Tateda, "BOTDA-nondestructive measurement of single-mode optical fiber attenuation characteristics using Brillouin interaction: theory," J. Lightwave Technol. 7, 1170-1176 (1989).
[CrossRef]

E (3)

T. Kurashima, T. Horiguchi, H. Izumita, S. Furukawa, and Y. Koyamada, "Brillouin optical-fiber time domain reflectometry," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 76-B, 382-390 (1993).

Y. Koyamada, "Proposal and simulation of double-pulse Brillouin optical time-domain analysis for measuring distributed strain and temperature with cm spatial resolution in km-long fiber," IEICE Trans. Commun.E 90-B, 1810-1815 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. Hotate, and T. Hasegawa, "Measurement of Brillouin gain spectrum distribution along an optical fiber using a correlation-based technique - proposal, experiment and simulation," IEICE Trans. Electron.E 83-C, 405-412 (2000).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (5)

K. Hotate, and M. Tanaka, "Distributed fiber Brillouin strain sensing with 1-cm spatial resolution by correlation-based continuous-wave technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 197-199 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Mizuno, Z. He, and K. Hotate, "One-end-access high-speed distributed strain measurement with 13-mm spatial resolution based on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 474-476 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. W. Brown, B. G. Colpitts, and K. Brown, "Distributed sensor based on dark-pulse Brillouin scattering," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1501-1503 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. Koyamada, Y. Sakairi, N. Takeuchi, and S. Adachi, "Novel technique to improve spatial resolution in Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometry," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1910-1912 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Horiguchi, T. Kurashima, and M. Tateda, "A technique to measure distributed strain in optical fibers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 2, 352-354 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. (1)

K. Hotate, H. Arai, and K. Y. Song, "Range-enlargement of simplified Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis based on a temporal gating scheme," SICE J. Cont. Meas. Syst. Int. 1, 271-274 (2008).

Other (3)

M. Kannou, S. Adachi, and K. Hotate, "Temporal gating scheme for enlargement of measurement range of Brillouin optical correlation domain analysis for optical fiber distributed strain measurement," Proc. 16th Intern. Conf. Optical Fiber Sensors, 454-457 (2003).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, California, 1995).

A. Fellay, L. Thevenaz, M. Facchini, M. Nikles, and P. Robert, "Distributed sensing using stimulated Brillouin scattering: towards ultimate resolution," Proc. 12th Intern. Conf. Optical Fiber Sensors, 324-327 (1997).

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a). Experimental setup of the BOCDR with a temporal gating scheme. (b) Pulse shapes of the pump light and the reference light.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Structure of the FUT.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Distribution of (a) BGS, and (b) BFS.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured BGS without the temporal gating scheme applied, when there are multiple correlation peaks within the FUT. The length of the FUT is 1 km. d m represents the interval between the correlation peaks, and N the number of undesired peaks within the FUT.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Measured BGS when (a) the first, (b) the second, and (c) the third correlation peaks were selected, with (blue) and without (orange) strain applied to the section corresponding to the third correlation peak.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Structure of the FUT.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Distribution of (a) BGS, and (b) BFS.

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dm=Vg2fm ,
Δz=VgΔνB2πfmΔf,
NR=dmΔz=πΔfΔνB.
tw=12fm ,

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