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Optical Fiber Chemical Sensing Networks
Author(s): Norman L. Thomas; Tomas B. Hirschfeld
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Paper Abstract

Many industrial processes or other phenomena of interest cannot be measured with conventional instruments because they are too hot, too cold, highly radioactive, or other-wise inaccessible to direct observation. Nuclear wastes stored in underground repositories, for example, will require in-situ monitoring. A new technology that uses long distance fiber optics to transmit laser-excited fluorescence now makes it possible to remotely monitor such installations via optical fiber cables at distances up to one kilometer. The applications are listed below. - Sampling of remote locations - Multipoint sampling with single instrument - Measurements in inaccessible locations - Coping with aggressive environments - Avoiding contamination - Continuous monitoring

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0787, Optical Techniques for Sensing and Measurement in Hostile Environments, (6 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940679
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Norman L. Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Tomas B. Hirschfeld, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0787:
Optical Techniques for Sensing and Measurement in Hostile Environments
Calvin H. Gillespie; Roger A. Greenwell, Editor(s)

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