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Frontiers in Optics
Orlando, Florida United States
October 6-10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-987-9
Symposium on Advanced Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor Systems for Security and Safety Applications: Rayleigh-based Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (FW4I)

Rayleigh Scatter Based High Resolution Distributed Fiber Sensing for Safety and Security Applications

Dawn K. Gifford and Mark E. Froggatt  »View Author Affiliations


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High resolution measurements of the Rayleigh scatter of optical fiber enable recording of a fiber’s unique “fingerprint.” Detecting changes in this signature can be useful in a variety of safety and security applications discussed herein.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

D. K. Gifford and M. E. Froggatt, "Rayleigh Scatter Based High Resolution Distributed Fiber Sensing for Safety and Security Applications," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FW4I.2.

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