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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 2971–2977

Multiplexing of six micro-displacement suspended-core Sagnac interferometer sensors with a Raman-Erbium fiber laser

Mikel Bravo, Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, Mikel Echapare, Manuel López-Amo, J. Kobelke, and K. Schuster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2971-2977 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.002971


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Abstract

This work experimentally demonstrates a long-range optical fiber sensing network for the multiplexing of fiber sensors based on photonic crystal fibers. Specifically, six photonic crystal fiber sensors which are based on a Sagnac interferometer that includes a suspended-core fiber have been used. These sensors offer a high sensitivity for micro-displacement measurements. The fiber sensor network presents a ladder structure and its operation mode is based on a fiber ring laser which combines Raman and Erbium doped fiber amplification. Thus, we show the first demonstration of photonic crystal fiber sensors for remote measurement applications up to 75 km.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2013
Published: January 31, 2013

Citation
Mikel Bravo, Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, Mikel Echapare, Manuel López-Amo, J. Kobelke, and K. Schuster, "Multiplexing of six micro-displacement suspended-core Sagnac interferometer sensors with a Raman-Erbium fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 2971-2977 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-2971


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