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Novel intra-cavity sensing network based on mode-locked fibre laser

Zhang, Yan and Jin, W. and Yu, H.B. and Zhang, M. and Liao, Y.B. and Ho, H.L. and Demokan, M.S. and Stewart, G. and Culshaw, B. and Li, Y.H. (2002) Novel intra-cavity sensing network based on mode-locked fibre laser. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 14 (9). pp. 1336-1338. ISSN 1041-1135

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Abstract

The authors report a novel technique for interrogating a network of intracavity absorption sensors. The technique is based on a mode-locking principle where different sensors are addressed by their associated mode-locking frequencies. Experiments with a two-sensor network demonstrated negligible crosstalk between sensors and a sensitivity of 128 times better than that of a single-pass direct absorption sensor.