"High Performance Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors Based on Raman and Brillouin Scattering"

Fabrizio Di Pasquale, Associate Professor, Telecommunications, Scoula Superiore Sant' Anna in Pisa, Italy

March 4th (Friday), 3:00pm
Engineering Science Building, Rm 2001

This talk will first review the basic physical mechanisms of distributed optical fiber sensors based on Raman and Brillouin scattering effects, also outlining their main industrial applications in strategic sectors such as energy, security, transport, environmental and structural health monitoring. The second part will focus on pulse coding for performance enhancement in distributed optical fiber sensors, addressing open issues such as long-range sensing and sub-meter scale spatial resolutions.

About Fabrizio Di Pasquale, Associate Professor:

Fabrizio Di Pasquale was born in Melito di Porto Salvo, Italy, in 1963. He received the degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from the University of Parma, Italy, in 1993.

From 1993 to 1998, he was with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London, U.K., as a Research Fellow, working on optical amplifiers, WDM optical communication systems, and liquid crystal displays. After two years with Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi and two years with Cisco Photonics Italy, he is now Associate Professor in telecommunications at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His current research interests include optical fiber sensors, WDM transmission systems and networks, optical amplifiers, waveguides and optoelectronic devices. He has filed 15 international patents and he has authored or coauthored approximately 140 scientific journals and conference papers in the areas of optical amplifiers, optical communications systems, liquid crystal displays, and distributed optical fiber sensors. He has been in the technical programme committees of several international conferences such as APOC 2006, ECOC 2009, ECOC 2010 and ECOC 2011.

Dr. Di Pasquale is on the Board of Reviewers of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optics Communications, Optics Express and Optics Letters.

Hosted by: Professor John Bowers