Abstract

This paper describes a pulsed laser induced digital signal integration algorithm for pulsed laser operation that is compatible with existing ac-coupled and dc-coupled detection systems for fault localization. This algorithm enhances laser induced detection sensitivity without a lock-in amplifier. The best detection sensitivity is achieved at a pulsing frequency range between 500 Hz to 1.5 kHz. Within this frequency range, the algorithm is capable of achieving more than 9 times enhancement in detection sensitivity.

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