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Distributed gas detection system and method

United States Patent

9,823,184
November 21, 2017
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A distributed gas detection system includes one or more hollow core fibers disposed in different locations, one or more solid core fibers optically coupled with the one or more hollow core fibers and configured to receive light of one or more wavelengths from a light source, and an interrogator device configured to receive at least some of the light propagating through the one or more solid core fibers and the one or more hollow core fibers. The interrogator device is configured to identify a location of a presence of a gas-of-interest by examining absorption of at least one of the wavelengths of the light at least one of the hollow core fibers.
Challener; William Albert (Glenville, NY), Palit; Sabarni (Niskayuna, NY), Karp; Jason Harris (Niskayuna, NY), Kasten; Ansas Matthias (Niskayuna, NY), Choudhury; Niloy (Glenville, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
15/ 154,509
20170328832
May 13, 2016
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AR0000543 awarded by the Department Of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.