The purpose of this paper is to acquaint the engineer with the technology, terms and physical principles of Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing (DSTS) using Brillouin Scattering. This is a technology that allows the measurement of strain and temperature along a passive fiber optic element or waveguide path over long distances utilizing the phenomenon of Brillouin Scattering.
Optical fiber based systems have enabled improvements in capabilities and functionality as well as higher r...
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