Fully Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor

  • Yanliang DuEmail author
  • Baochen Sun
  • Jianzhi Li
  • Wentao Zhang


The fully distributed optical fiber sensor takes the whole fiber as the sensing unit and the sensing point is continuously distributed. It can measure the information at any location along the fiber-optic fiber called as the mass sensing head. Therefore, the distributed sensor, with its unique advantages of a wide range of sensing and continuous nonpoint continuous distribution, can effectively extract the distribution of information in a wide range of fields, to solve many problems in current measurement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanliang Du
    • 1
    Email author
  • Baochen Sun
    • 1
  • Jianzhi Li
    • 1
  • Wentao Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Shijiazhuang Tiedao UniversityShijiazhuangChina
  2. 2.Institute of SemiconductorsBeijingChina

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