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Low- cost fiber optic sensing systems using spatial division multiplexing
Author(s): Barry E. Paton
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Paper Abstract

It is shown how spatial division multiplexing (SDM) offers a low-cost solution to polling large numbers of passive optical sensors in large sensor arrays and also provides the possibility of low-cost fiber optic sensor systems. The geometric versatility of SDM allows optical multiplexing to be at the source, in the fiber distribution system, or at the detector. In most cases, electronic scanning can be driven from low-cost microcomputers. The simplicity of SDM promises reliable and maintainance-free operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1332, Optical Testing and Metrology III: Recent Advances in Industrial Optical Inspection, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.51093
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Barry E. Paton, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1332:
Optical Testing and Metrology III: Recent Advances in Industrial Optical Inspection
Chander Prakash Grover, Editor(s)

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