Picture of smart phone in human hand

World leading smartphone and mobile technology research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in researching exciting new applications for mobile and smartphone technology. But the transformative application of mobile technologies is also the focus of research within disciplines as diverse as Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Biomedical Enginering, among others.

Explore Strathclyde's Open Access research on smartphone technology now...

Multiplexing of optical fibre gas sensors with an FMCW technique

Yu, H.B. and Jin, W. and Ho, H.L. and Chan, K.C. and Chan, C.C. and Demokan, M.S. and Stewart, G. and Culshaw, B. and Liao, Y.B. (2001) Multiplexing of optical fibre gas sensors with an FMCW technique. Applied Optics, 40 (7). pp. 1011-1020. ISSN 1559-128X

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

We report on the use of a frequency-modulated continuous-wave technique for multiplexing optical fiber gas sensors. The sensor network is of a ladder topology and is interrogated by a tunable laser. The system performance in terms of detection sensitivity and cross talk between sensors was investigated and found to be limited by coherent mixing between signals from different channels. The system performance can be improved significantly by use of appropriate wavelength modulation -scanning coupled with low-pass filtering. Computer simulation shows that an array of 37 acetylene sensors with a detection accuracy of 2000 parts in 106 for each sensor may be realized. A two-sensor acetylene detection system was experimentally demonstrated that had a detection sensitivity of 165 parts in 106 for 2.5-cm gas cells (or a minimum detectable absorbance of 2.1 x 10-4 ) and a cross talk of -25 dB.