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Distributed measurement of fluid pressure via optical-fibre backscatter polarimetry
Author(s): A. J. Rogers; S. V. Shatalin; S. E. Kanellopoulos
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a new method for the distributed measurement of isotropic pressure acting on an optical fibre. The method utilises backscatter polarimetry to measure the distribution of linear birefringence in a monomode side-hole fibre. The measurement is made with a spatial resolution ~1metre, in a time ~1 minute. The technique can be applied to the distributed measurement of fluid pressure, and is expected to have valuable application in the oil and gas industries. Extensions of the technique also will allow measurement of transverse and twist strains in extended structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623804
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A. J. Rogers, Polarmetrix Ltd. (United Kingdom)
S. V. Shatalin, Polarmetrix Ltd. (United Kingdom)
S. E. Kanellopoulos, Polarmetrix Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5855:
17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Marc Voet; Reinhardt Willsch; Wolfgang Ecke; Julian Jones; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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