• Opto-Electronic Engineering
  • Vol. 49, Issue 9, 220021 (2022)
Tianfu Li1, Dexin Ba1, Dengwang Zhou1、2, Yuli Ren1, Chao Chen1, Hongying Zhang3, and Yongkang Dong1、*
Author Affiliations
  • 1National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Tunable Laser, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, China
  • 2Postdoctoral Research Station for Optical Engineering & Research Center for Space Optical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, China
  • 3Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Control, School of Measurement and Communication Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150080, China
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    DOI: 10.12086/oee.2022.220021 Cite this Article
    Tianfu Li, Dexin Ba, Dengwang Zhou, Yuli Ren, Chao Chen, Hongying Zhang, Yongkang Dong. Recent progress in optical fiber sensing based on forward stimulated Brillouin scattering[J]. Opto-Electronic Engineering, 2022, 49(9): 220021 Copy Citation Text show less


    In summary, the basic principle, sensing scheme, and performance of F-SBS optical fiber sensors are introduced in this paper. With the F-SBS sensor applied in practice, increasing demand for high accuracy, and high spatial resolution emerges, which we believe will be dominant in the research of substance identification sensors in the future.Forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (F-SBS), a 3-order nonlinear effect in optical fibers, has become the hotspot in recent years, due to its great potential in substance identification, and fiber diameter measurement, etc. Through research and analysis of the progress of F-SBS, the main principle and key techniques are generalized in this paper. Distributed sensing schemes based on local light phase recovery, opto-mechanical time-domain reflectometry, and opto-mechanical time-domain analysis are emphatically introduced here. With the gradual practical application of F-SBS, the demand for distributed measurement of F-SBS with high precision and high spatial resolution becomes more and more significant, which will be the main research direction of F-SBS in optical fibers in the future.