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Title: Design of a fiber-optic quasi-distributed strain sensors ring network based on a white-light interferometric multiplexing technique
Authors: Yuan, Libo
Zhou, Limin
Jin, Wei
Yang, Jun
Subjects: Fiber optic networks
Light sources
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2002
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Source: Applied optics, 1 Dec. 2002, v. 41, no. 34, p. 7205-7211.
Abstract: A fiber-optic quasi-distributed strain sensors ring network has been designed based on a Mach-Zehnder optical paths interrogator. The optical paths matching for each sensor are discussed, and the optical power budgetary analysis is performed. The relation between the number of sensors and the intensity of the signals of the ring network is given for evaluation of the multiplexing capacity. Experimentally, a seven-sensor array ring network was realized under the condition of light source power 35 μW at 1310 nm, and the distribution strain test was also demonstrated.
Rights: © 2002 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1364/AO.41.007205
ISSN: 0003-6935
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