2 June 2014 Fading statistics in Rayleigh interferometric fiber sensors
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 915767 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059322
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
Abstract
Distributed, interferometric, fiber optic sensors based on Rayleigh scattering suffer from random signal level variation (Rayleigh fading). This speckle-like phenomenon is due to the large number of scatterers. Knowledge of the statistical distribution of fading is important to estimate system performance, the likelihood of fading, and to devise strategies to mitigate fading. The distribution has been variously thought to be an exponential or Rayleigh distribution. Modeling shows the fading for the common interrogation schemes that do not use a fixed reference path to
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Gregory H. Ames, Gregory H. Ames, Walter R. Donat, Walter R. Donat, } "Fading statistics in Rayleigh interferometric fiber sensors", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915767 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059322; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059322
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