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A quasi-distributed temperature sensor interrogated by optical frequency-domain reflectometer
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This paper presents the analysis of a quasi-distributed sensor based on the concatenation of identical low-reflective fiber Bragg gratings. We experimentally demonstrated a temperature sensor using ten cascaded gratings which are interrogated by an optical frequency domain reflectometer. Repeatability measurements highlighted a standard deviation on the measured temperature smaller than 1.5 °C. A complete demonstration of mathematical formulas which are used to obtain the temperature information is also provided. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd.