A singlemode-multimode-singlemode (SMS) fiber structure for temperature measurement using an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR)-based interrogation system is proposed. A temperature measurement range of 40 C-195 C with a resolution of 0.12 C and a linearity of 0.992 could be achieved for the multimode fiber (MMF) graded index with a length of 60 mm. It was also demonstrated that two-point temperature measurement with two SMS fiber structures as temperature sensors could be made. The proposed temperature measurement system offered a high resolution and also benefited from a simple configuration with a capability of multi-point temperature measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalPhotonic Sensors
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


  • OTDR
  • SMS fiber structure
  • Temperature sensor


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