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Crosstalk analysis of a TDM fiber gas sensor array using wavelength modulation of the DFB laser
Author(s): Wei Jin
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Paper Abstract

The results of an investigation on the performance of a time- division addressed fiber optic gas sensor array using wavelength modulation of the DFB laser are reported. The system performance is found to be limited seriously by the extinction ratio of the optical switch used for pulse amplitude modulation. Formulas that relate the crosstalk level to the extinction ratio of the switch, the modulation parameters of the DFB laser and the optical path difference between sensing channels are derived. Computer simulation shows that a methane gas sensor array of 20 sensors with a detection sensitivity of 2000 ppm (10 cm gas cell) for each individual sensor may be realized using present commercial available single Mach-Zehnder type amplitude modulator (-35 dB extinction ratio). An array of 100 sensors with 100 ppm detection sensitivity for each sensor may be realized if a double Mach-Zehnder type amplitude modulator is used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3860, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372975
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Wei Jin, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3860:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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