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Polarization-Optical Time Domain Reflectometry
Author(s): A. J. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

Consideration is given to a new optical-fibre technique for the measurement of the spatial distribution of physical fields (e.g. magnetic field, electric field, temperature, mechanical stress, etc.). The technique relies upon the time-resolution of light backscattered from a pulse propagating in a monomode optical fibre to measure the spatial distribution of the fibre's polarization properties. These properties are modified by the field under investigation.

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Date Published: 15 May 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959037
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A. J. Rogers, Central Electricity Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0236:
1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications
D. J. Kroon, Editor(s)

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