5 November 2005 Fiber optic Fabry-Perot interferometric sensor interrogated by the amplified spontaneous emission of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier for geothermal applications
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Proceedings Volume 5998, Sensors for Harsh Environments II; 59980I (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.631212
Event: Optics East 2005, 2005, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
As a clean, reliable, and comparatively inexpensive alternative to fossil fuels, geothermal electricity generation could provide energy for fifty years or more if properly managed. Real-time and remote measurement of some key parameters of the geothermal well as well as their temporal and spatial variations can provide critical information to improve plant efficiency and optimize plant operation to accommodate a resource that is declining with time. A hermetically sealed single mode fiber extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometric (EFPI) sensor was developed for in-situ monitoring the temperature of geothermal wells. The amplified spontaneous emission of an erbium doped fiber amplifier was investigated as the broadband source to interrogate the fiber EFPI temperature sensor. Real-time compensation of the source spectrum distortion was investigated to improve the measurement accuracy and extend the sensor lifetime.
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Ming Luo, Juan Hui, Antonio Jalomilo, Junhang Dong, Randy A. Normann, Hai Xiao, "Fiber optic Fabry-Perot interferometric sensor interrogated by the amplified spontaneous emission of an erbium-doped fiber amplifier for geothermal applications", Proc. SPIE 5998, Sensors for Harsh Environments II, 59980I (5 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631212; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.631212
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