Characterization of fast acoustic wave propagation using OFDR with double interrogation and frequency tracking

Haniel Gabai, Avishay Eyal

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Abstract

A highly sensitive OFDR system capable of detecting and tracking fast acoustic wave propagation is described. The system was tested by dropping a screw (50gr) and a paperclip (<5gr) at one end of an 18m PVC pipe. The sensing fiber detected the wave propagation (v ≈ 1750m/s) along the entire pipe. Fast phase variations due to the impact of the screw led to a transient shift in the frequency of the interrogating light which corrupted the observed response. By tracking the beat frequencies of predefined reflectors and extracting their amplitudes significant improvement in the system's output was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781628411751
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9157
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySantander
Period2/06/146/06/14

Keywords

  • Fiber optic sensors
  • Multiplexing
  • Reflectometry

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