Optical Review

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 659–663 | Cite as

Discussion on the sensitivity of optical cables based on distributed acoustic sensing

  • Ying ShangEmail author
  • Chen Wang
  • Jia-sheng Ni
  • Wen-an Zhao
  • Chang Li
  • Bing Cao
  • Sheng Huang
  • Chang Wang
  • Gang-ding Peng
Regular Paper


Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology plays an increasingly important role in the field of underwater acoustic detection because of its own advantages. To measure acoustic pressure sensitivity of seven kinds of optical cables in the same condition synchronously, the experimental setup based on DAS is proposed. Seven kinds of optical cables are connected in series to the DAS system, and the acoustic pressure sensitivity at different locations (different optical cables) is detected simultaneously via the DAS system. The highest acoustic pressure sensitivity of the sensitized optical cable is 69.9 mrad/Pa. The experimental results provide experimental data support for the selection of optical cables.


Distributed acoustic sensing The acoustic pressure sensitivity Optical cables Acoustic detection 



The paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant number. 61605101) and the focus of R&D projects of Shandong Province (no. 2019GSF111065).

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Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laser Institute, Qilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences)JinanChina
  2. 2.School of Electrical Engineering and TelecommunicationsUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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