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Rayleigh backscattering in optical fibers: a noise limitation and a sensing mechanism
Author(s): R. Rathod; Ralf Pechstedt; David J. Webb; David A. Jackson
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Paper Abstract

It has become recognised of late that when some of the highly coherent laser sources that are now available are used in reflective-type interferometric systems with long connecting leads, noise due to Rayleigh back-scattering may provide a fundamental limit on the resolution of the sensor.

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Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2360, Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184972
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R. Rathod, Univ. of Canterbury (United Kingdom)
Ralf Pechstedt, Univ. of Canterbury (United Kingdom)
David J. Webb, Univ. of Canterbury (United Kingdom)
David A. Jackson, Univ. of Canterbury (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2360:
Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Brian Culshaw; Julian D. C. Jones, Editor(s)

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