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Discrimination of temperature and strain by combined refractive index and birefringence measurements using coherent Rayleigh sensing
Author(s): Xin Lu; Marcelo A. Soto; Luc Thévenaz
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Paper Abstract

Temperature and strain discrimination is experimentally demonstrated in an elliptical-core polarization-maintaining fiber by making use of Rayleigh-based distributed birefringence measurements and the frequency shift of the correlation peak obtained by standard coherent optical time-domain reflectometry. The high sensitivity of coherent Rayleigh sensing and the very distinct behavior of birefringence makes the two quantities clearly discriminated, resulting in temperature and strain accuracies of ~ 40 mK and ~ 0.5 με, respectively, for distributed measurements with a 2 m spatial resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103230N (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264636
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Xin Lu, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Marcelo A. Soto, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Luc Thévenaz, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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