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Downhole geothermal well sensors comprising a hydrogen-resistant optical fiber

United States Patent

February 8, 2005
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A new class of optical fiber based thermal sensors has been invented. The new sensors comprise hydrogen-resistant optical fibers which are able to withstand a hot, hydrogen-containing environment as is often found in the downhole well environment.
Weiss; Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 104,216
March 22, 2002
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.