Effect of laser temperature control on Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry

Yosuke Mizuno, Naoki Motoishi, Kohei Noda, Heeyoung Lee, Kentaro Nakamura

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We show that 1 °C drift of laser temperature yields a strain error of ∼8 μϵ in Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry. Under the assumption that the strain measurement accuracy is +/-20 μϵ (severe requirement), +/-2.5 °C drift of the laser temperature can be permitted for proper system operation. We prove this prediction by performing distributed strain measurements at different laser temperatures. Our results indicate that, if we allow a strain measurement accuracy of approximately +/-100 μϵ (or more), we can even remove the thermal control of the laser, leading to cost reduction and downsizing of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052001
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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