30 April 1999 Distributed polarimetric optical fiber sensor using a tunable semiconductor laser
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Proceedings Volume 3730, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors III; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.346871
Event: Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors III, 1998, Jurata, Poland
Abstract
The widespread migration to the Wavelength Division Multiplexing telecommunication systems stimulates the demand for tunable external cavity semiconductor lasers used for production testing and maintenance purposes. As these lasers have a coherence length of hundreds meters and their prices are continually decreasing, it can be predicted that these lasers will soon be commonly used as a source in interferometric and polarimetric sensors. In this paper we present the theoretical description of a distribution optical fiber sensor using polarization mode coupling in a polarization maintaining optical fiber. The performance of the sensor using a tunable semiconductor laser is analyzed and the possible applications of this type of sensor are discussed.
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Adam Mazikowski, Adam Mazikowski, Henryk J. Wierzba, Henryk J. Wierzba, Pawel Wierzba, Pawel Wierzba, "Distributed polarimetric optical fiber sensor using a tunable semiconductor laser", Proc. SPIE 3730, Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346871; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.346871
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