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Distributed polarization state sensing with optical frequency domain reflectometry
Author(s): Stephen Kreger; Emily Templeton; Daniel Kominsky; Brian Templeton
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Paper Abstract

Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) is notable for its ability to characterize an optical fiber’s distributed Rayleigh scatter reflection profile with high spatial resolution and high sensitivity in a single laser optical frequency sweep, allowing for the measurement of strain and temperature with millimeter spatial resolution. We investigate manipulating the polarization state of the light launched into the fiber and the use of polarization diverse detection to capture the full polarization response of the scatter pattern. This enables measurement of fiber birefringence amplitude and orientation with high spatial resolution, and a wide range of additional sensing capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11000, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVI, 1100006 (14 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519184
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Kreger, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Emily Templeton, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Daniel Kominsky, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)
Brian Templeton, Luna Innovations Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11000:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVI
Robert A. Lieberman; Glen A. Sanders; Ingrid U. Scheel, Editor(s)

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