Brillouin distributed optical fiber sensors have proved to be a powerful technology for real-time detection of strain and temperature. In such sensors the optical fiber is interrogated along its full length with a resolution down to decimeters and a frequency-encoding of the measurement data that is not affected by variation of the optical attenuation. The fiber sensing cable plays a key role, since it must provide accurate strain transfer, robustness and durability. In this paper, a novel, suitably designed fiber cable for achieving optimal strain measurement performance is presented. The concept and development phases are illustrated, together with results on the strain transfer capability.
International Society for Optics and Photonics
28 Aug 2019
Volume: 11199 Pages: 1119926
Seventh European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors