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Distributed optical fibre sensors

John P.Dakin

Abstract

This critical review paper covers the field of distributed optical fiber sensors. where measurements may be taken along the length of a continuous section of optical fiber. Such a feature greatly increases the information that can be obtained from a single instrument and hence the cost per sensing point can be more acceptable.

The review will not attempt to cover all methods, but will give a selection of some of the more interesting theoretical concepts, describe the current status of research and indicate where optical sensing methods are being applied in commercial instruments.


Proceedings SPIE OE/Fibers '92 Conference Track Critical Reviews Boston Sep (1992) Vol.44(10) pp.162-199

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