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Rayleigh backscattering in optical fibers - a noise limitation and a sensing mechanism

Rathod, R. and Pechstedt, Ralf and Webb, David J. and Jackson, David A. (1994) Rayleigh backscattering in optical fibers - a noise limitation and a sensing mechanism. In: Culshaw, Brian and Jones, Julian D. C., eds. Tenth International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE, pp. 498-501. ISBN 0-8194-1699-1. (doi:10.1117/12.184972) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

It has become recognised of late that when some of the highly coherent laser sources that are now available are used in reflective-type interferometric systems with long connecting leads, noise due to Rayleigh back-scattering may provide a fundamental limit on the resolution of the sensor.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.184972
Uncontrolled keywords: modulation; mirrors; optical fibers; light; light scattering; sensors; temperature metrology
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2009 00:16 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 14:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19976 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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