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Distributed optical fiber sensing
Author(s): Alan J. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

Distributed optical-fiber sensing (DOFS) is a technique that utilizes the very special properties of the optical fiber to make simultaneous measurements of both the spatial and temporal behavior of a measurand field. As such, it provides an extra dimension in the measurement process, leading to finer monitoring and control, and to a new level of understanding, especially in regard to the behavior of large structures. Thus we may expect to measure spatial distributions with a resolution 0.1 - 1m over a distance 100m, to an accuracy $OM1%. This paper summarizes the principles of DOFS, gives examples of systems which have been studied, and gives some indication as to what is in store for the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 1510, Chemical and Medical Sensors, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47145
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Alan J. Rogers, King's College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1510:
Chemical and Medical Sensors
Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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