1 January 1992 Wavelength-division multiplexed multiple-sensor networks
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The paper deals with some of the major issues concerned with the provision of wavelength division multiplexed multiple point-sensor networks. In particular it addresses the provision of multiple wavelength channels by the spectral slicing of an LED source. Consideration through the development of analytical models is given to slice separation, optical crosstalk, slice width, power in the slice, and, hence, the number of slices that may be obtained from a particular broadband LED source. These results are then applied to specific sensor network topologies using commercially available component parameters in order to determine the number of sensors that can be accommodated. Furthermore two novel WDM sensor network topologies are proposed which facilitate the operation of an increased number of distributed point-sensors in comparison with more conventional network topologies.
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John M. Senior, John M. Senior, Steven E. Moss, Steven E. Moss, Stewart D. Cusworth, Stewart D. Cusworth, "Wavelength-division multiplexed multiple-sensor networks", Proc. SPIE 1586, Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56523; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.56523


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