A quasi-distributed fiber sensor system for smart-structure applications is proposed. The system is based on a fiber loop topology and interrogated by use of white-light interferometry. The results of preliminary experiments and a power budget analysis are presented.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
Libo Yuan, Limin Zhou, Wei Jin, and Jun Yang, "Low-coherence fiber-optic sensor ring network based on a Mach–Zehnder interrogator," Opt. Lett. 27, 894-896 (2002)