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Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors
Investigating novel distributed optical fibre sensors and laser designs for sensing applications the group are a leading player in the technological development of Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors.
Distributed Fibre Optic sensors offer unique possibilities for monitoring a wide range of variables. Their distinctive property is the ability to spatially resolve the measurand along the entire length of the sensing fibre. Two of the most important areas of interest are distributed temperature and strain measurements.
Typical applications include monitoring chemical processes in unfriendly environments such as pressure vessels, brick lined reactors ovens and driers, maximising efficiency in electrical power transmission fire detection particularly in underground or concealed locations, and general management of oil, liquid gas and chemical flows.
Projects with the Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors group
Supervisor: Dr T P Newson
Distributed fibre optic sensors
Two PhD students are sought to join a team researching and developing distributed fibre optic sensors. The research covers the development of optical sources, direct intensity and coherent detection systems, the study of non-linear effects in fibre, discrete optical amplifiers, distributed Raman amplification and optical frequency filtering techniques. The students will gain experience in many aspects of photonics research relevant to both the sensor and telecommunication industries. The students will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the world’s leading producer of distributed fibre optic sensors.
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