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Document Type: Article
Title: Multiplexing a serial array of tapered optical fibre sensors using coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry
Authors: Jarzebinska, Renata
Chehura, Edmon
James, Stephen W.
Tatam, Ralph P.
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Renata Jarzebinska, Edmon Chehura, Stephen WJames and Ralph P Tatam. Multiplexing a serial array of tapered optical fibre sensors using coherent optical frequency domain reflectometry. Measurement Science and Technology, Volume 23, Number 10, 2012, Paper Number 105203
Abstract: The use of high spatial resolution optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) to facilitate the multiplexing of a serial array of tapered optical fibre sensors is presented. Changes in the attenuation of the Rayleigh backscattered signal from the tapered regions are used to monitor the refractive index of the surrounding medium. The use of an array of five tapered regions to monitor liquid flow is demonstrated. An analysis of the performance of the system shows that, for tapers of diameter 50µm, up to nine tapers could be multiplexed using commercial OFDR instrumentation.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/23/10/105203
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