• Application of remote power-by-light switching in a simplified BOTDA sensor network 

      Bravo Acha, Mikel Upna; Zornoza Indart, Ander; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; López-Amo Sáinz, Manuel Upna; López Higuera, José Miguel; Ullán Nieto, Angel (MDPI, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We propose and demonstrate the use of spatial multiplexing as a means to reduce the costs of distributed sensing networks. We propose a new scheme in which remote power-by-light switching is deployed to scan multiple ...
    • BOTDA measurements tolerant to non-local effects by using a phase-modulated probe wave and RF demodulation 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Optical Society of America, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensor based on a phase modulated probe wave and RF demodulation that provides measurements tolerant to frequency dependent variations of the pump pulse power induced ...
    • Brillouin distributed sensing assisted by Brillouin amplification of pump pulses 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (IEEE, 2014)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin distributed sensors (BDS) by using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA) to compensate the attenuation of the ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor assisted by Brillouin distributed amplification of pump pulses 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Optical Society of America, 2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with amplification of pump pulses and tolerant to non-local effects 

      Mompó Roselló, Juan José Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to provide conventional Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with compensation for pump pulse attenuation and tolerance to non-local effects. The technique is based on operating ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with pump pulse amplification 

      Mompó Roselló, Juan José Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Optical Society of America, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to provide conventional Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors with mitigation for pump pulse attenuation. The technique is based on operating the sensor in loss configuration so ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer for extended sensing range using probe dithering and cyclic coding 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Sauser, Florian; Llera, Miguel; Le Floch, Sébastien (SPIE, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We present an enhanced performance Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor that uses dual probes waves with optical frequency modulation and cyclic coding. The frequency modulation serves to increase the probe power ...
    • Brilloun optical time domain analysis sensor assisted by a Brillouin distributed amplifier 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the ...
    • Contribution to the development of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna (2016)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      This thesis dissertation concentrates on solving some of the limitations described by proposing novel techniques. The first technique is based on using a phase-modulated probe wave with self-heteroyne detection and RF ...
    • Contribution to the development of distributed fiber optic sensors based on stimulated Brillouin scattering 

      Zornoza Indart, Ander (2014)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      Fiber optic sensors are becoming a disruptive technology in monitoring integrity of structures. Their low loss, electromagnetic immunity, remote sensing possibilities, multiplexing possibilities and light weight are very ...
    • Cost-effective Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor using a single optical source and passive optical filtering 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We present a simplified configuration for distributed Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors that aims to reduce the cost of the sensor by reducing the number of components required for the generation of the two ...
    • Cyclic coding for Brillouin optical time-domain analyzers using probe dithering 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Sauser, Florian; Llera, Miguel; Le Floch, Sébastien (Optical Society of America, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We study the performance limits of mono-color cyclic coding applied to Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors that use probe wave dithering. BOTDA analyzers with dithering of the probe use a dual-probe-sideband ...
    • Dynamic BOTDA measurements based on Brillouin phase-shift and RF demodulation 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Zornoza Indart, Ander; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Optical Society of America, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a novel dynamic BOTDA sensor based, for the first time to our knowledge, on the use of the Brillouin phase shift in addition to the conventional Brillouin gain. This provides the advantage of measurements ...
    • Dynamic BOTDA measurements using Brillouin phase-shift 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Zornoza Indart, Ander; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2012)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a novel dynamic BOTDA sensor based, for the first time to our knowledge, on the use of the Brillouin phase-shift instead of the conventional Brillouin gain. This provides the advantage of measurements that ...
    • Effects of pump pulse extinction ratio in Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Feng, Cheng; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Schneider, Thomas; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Optical Society of America, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We report on two previously unknown non-local effects that have been found to impair Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors that deploy limited extinction ratio (ER) pump pulses. The first one originates ...
    • Egituren egoeraren monitorizaziorako zuntz optikoan oinarritutako sentsore sinplifikatua 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      Brillouin hedatuko denbora eremu optikoaren analisian (BOTDA) oinarritutako sentsoreak, estruktura handien (100 km luzerako estrukturak) deformazioa eta tenperatura neurtzeko gaitasuna dute. Lan honetan, BOTDA konfigurazio ...
    • Enhanced tolerance to pulse extinction ratio in Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensors by dithering of the optical source 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the relaxation of the stringent requirements placed on the pulse extinction ratio in long-range Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors (BOTDA) by modulating the wavelength of the laser source that ...
    • Enhancement of signal-to-noise ratio in Brillouin optical time domain analyzers by dual-probe detection 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Sauser, Florian; Llera, Miguel; Le Floch, Sébastien (SPIE, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors by the addition of gain and loss processes. The technique is based on the shift of the pump ...
    • Gain dependence of measured spectra in coherent Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We report on the effects of large pump pulse powers on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors based on phase-modulated probe wave and coherent detection. It is found that the large Brillouin gain that comes ...
    • Gain dependence of the phase-shift spectra measured in coherent Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (IEEE, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      We report on the effects of large pump pulse powers on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors based on phase-modulated probe wave and coherent self-heterodyne detection. These sensors are particularly ...