Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor and Its Various Applications

Madhushree Sharma, Shakuntala Laskar


The process of sensing can also be done with the help of optical fiber. This method of sensing is becoming very popular. The optical communication, which is the main communication technology, in this case, takes light as the carrier and optical fiber as the communication medium. Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) can be used for continuous measurement at the same time to obtain the spatial distribution of the measured state and time-varying information. This paper describes the background of  DOFS  technology. Various applications of DOFS are also listed.


Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor (DOFS), Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

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