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Optical amplifiers and optical fiber sensors integrated to form an all-optical multiplexed system
Author(s): Walter V. Werner
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Paper Abstract

The impact of optical fiber sensor technology and optical fiber amplifier technology in acoustic sensor systems is theoretically examined. An attractive feature of the system architecture studied is the fact that a majority of the complex optical components and electrical signal processing are located on the dry-end (land or ship) thus reducing overall system cost and enhancing upgradability. Calculated results are presented for a hybrid time-division and wavelength division multiplexed architecture employing fiber Bragg gratings. The multiplexing scheme, optical schematic, state-of-polarization effects, and noise terms are described.

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Date Published: 30 December 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2071, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors III, (30 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165927
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Walter V. Werner, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2071:
Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors III
Alan D. Kersey; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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