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Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications
Eindhoven Netherlands
November 11-14, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-952-7
Optical Fibers for Energy and Environment (ET4D)

Single-Photon Detector Based Long-Range Fibre-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensor

Cleitus Antony, John Hayes, and Paul Townsend  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a long-range distributed temperature sensor based on Raman scattering in single-mode fibre. Using high-extinction pulses, standard telecom components and single-photon avalanche detectors, we demonstrate a 50km sensor with 3m resolution.

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(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(120.4825) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical time domain reflectometry

C. Antony, J. Hayes, and P. Townsend, "Single-Photon Detector Based Long-Range Fibre-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensor," in Renewable Energy and the Environment Optics and Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper ET4D.5.

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