After thirty years of progress in components and technology, distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) have matured to the point of being a high-performance and cost-effective solution, especially for the monitoring of temperature and strain in installations like electrical machinery and energy cables, as well as borehole measurements (geothermal, oil and gas).
 
This book covers the principles of operation, the fiber and components, and the development of DOFS. It provides students and practicing engineers with an invaluable reference for the design and application of DOFS. Over the course of ten chapters (divided into three sections), the book covers the foundations and components of DOFS, the physical mechanisms (Raman, Brillouin, Rayleigh) DOFS utilizes, and the instrumental development and applications to temperature, strain and vibration measurement.
 
Silvano Donati, University of Pavia, Italy.

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