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Tunable spatial mode beating for distributed sensing

Harald Gnewuch 1,2,3, Reinhard Ulrich2, James S. Wilkinson3,

1) University of Cambridge, Institute of Biotechriology, Cambridge CB2 lQT, UK
2) Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, Optik und Mestechnik, 21701 Hamburg, Germany
3) Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK


We propose a novel interrogation method, which is suitable for distributed sensing of fluorescent yields. In contrast to temporal multiplexing schemes the spatial resolution is not limited by the fluorescence lifetime. We describe the practical implementation of the method in integrated optics.

Europt(R)ode IV Muenster Germany 29 Mar-1 Apr (1998)

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