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1. (WO2015047564) OPTICAL CABLE, DOWNHOLE SYSTEM HAVING OPTICAL CABLE, AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047564    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/050633
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 13 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: E21B 47/12
E21B 47/01
G01V 1/40
Applicants: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
Inventors: COOPER, Daniel B.
WYSOCKI, Paul F.
DUNCAN, Roger G.
Title: OPTICAL CABLE, DOWNHOLE SYSTEM HAVING OPTICAL CABLE, AND METHOD THEREOF
Abstract:
An optical cable includes an outer tubing. At least one optical fiber disposed within the outer tubing. A stiffening member configured to bend with bending of the outer tubing; wherein the stiffening member shifts a neutral plane of the cable away from the at least one optical fiber. Also included is a method of increasing a bending sensitivity in an optical cable.