Optical fibre sources, amplifier and special fibres for application in multiplexed and distributed sensor systems


Cowle, G.J., Dakin, J.P., Morkel, P.R., Newson, T.P., Pannell, C.N., Payne, D.N. and Townsend, J.E. (1991) Optical fibre sources, amplifier and special fibres for application in multiplexed and distributed sensor systems. In, SPIE OE: Fibers Conference In Distributed & Multiplexed Fibre Optic Sensors, Bostonia, US, Sep 1991.

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This paper describes how active fibre devices and special fibres can enhance the performance of multiplexed and distributed sensing systems. The use of active fibres, such as rare-earth-doped types, cnn act as powerful CW or pulsed sources, as wavelength-tunable sources, high-power amplifiers and as low-noise detector preamplifiers. Thus many arrangements for sensor-multiplexing, or distributed sensing, which may appear unattractively lossy on first consideration, may become perfectly viable with the insertion of active devices. The paper also reviews possible applications of special fibres in multiplexed and distributed sensors. The use of such fibres can greatly enhance the performance of sensor systems and even allow the construction of new types of optical sensor which were not previously possible with conventional fibres.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77405
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77405

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