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Interrogation strategies for distributed and multipoint fiber optic sensors
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic sensors have matured to allow the detection of chemical and physical parameters at multiple points, or in a distributed fashion, along the length of a single optical fiber strand. The electro-optic readout unit connected to the fiber needs to be tailored to the specific sensor application to balance the requirements for spatial and frequency resolution, interrogation intervals, readout time, noise suppression, system size and cost, and other parameters. This paper will discuss different fiber optic sensor configurations and suitable readout strategies to meet the requirements of the sensing application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7675, Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace III, 76750G (27 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853091
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Lothar U. Kempen, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Indu F. Saxena, Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7675:
Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace III
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Eric Y. Chan, Editor(s)

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