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The influence of fiber inhomogeneity on the positioning accuracy of distributed fiber vibration sensor
Author(s): Shangran Xie; Min Zhang; Yanhe Li; Yanbiao Liao
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Paper Abstract

Fiber inhomogeneity induced random birefringence in single mode fiber (SMF) can lead to the polarization fading effect in distributed fiber vibration sensor using Mach-Zehnder interferometry. By considering the contributions of both visibility and phase noises in interference output signal, the influence of polarization fading effect on the position accuracy of distributed vibration sensor using cross-correlation algorithm is theoretically derived. A new term of equivalent signal to noise ratio (SNRe) is defined in the model. Based on the theory, a novel method for decreasing the positioning error of low-frequency vibration signal is given and verified by field test results.

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Date Published: 11 December 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8561, Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications V, 85610O (11 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999841
Show Author Affiliations
Shangran Xie, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Min Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yanhe Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yanbiao Liao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8561:
Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications V
Brian Culshaw; Yanbiao Liao; Anbo Wang; Xiaoyi Bao; Xudong Fan, Editor(s)

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