Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Ultra-high-speed optical fiber sensor enables detection of structural damage in real time

A research group including members from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science have developed a real-time fiber-optic distributed sensing system for strain and temperature. The system requires light injection from only one end of the fiber and can achieve a sampling rate of 100 kHz, an improvement of over 5,000 times the conventional rate.