14 September 2016 Implementation of distributed feedback fiber laser sensor for acoustic measurements in hydraulic fracturing
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A distributed feedback (DFB) fiber laser strain sensor was implemented to measure acoustic emission induced by the hydraulic fracturing process. A study of practical sensor mounting configurations and their characteristics was carried out to find a practical solution. Combining the suitable mounting configuration and ultrahigh strain sensitivity of the DFB fiber laser, the evolution of the hydraulic fracturing process was well monitored. This study shows that fiber lasers can be useful alternatives to piezoelectric sensors in the field of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil extraction.
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Rongzhang Chen, Rongzhang Chen, Aidong Yan, Aidong Yan, Mohamed A. S. Zaghloul, Mohamed A. S. Zaghloul, Guanyi Lu, Guanyi Lu, Andrew P. Bunger, Andrew P. Bunger, Gary A. Miller, Gary A. Miller, Geoffrey A. Cranch, Geoffrey A. Cranch, Kevin P. Chen, Kevin P. Chen, } "Implementation of distributed feedback fiber laser sensor for acoustic measurements in hydraulic fracturing," Optical Engineering 55(9), 090506 (14 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.9.090506 . Submission:
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