Optical Fiber Sensor Technology

Applications and Systems

  • K. T. V. Grattan
  • B. T. Meggitt

Part of the Optoelectronics, Imaging and Sensing Series book series (OISS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. C. I. Merzbacher, A. D. Kersey, E. J. Friebele
    Pages 1-24
  3. K. T. V. Grattan, B. M. A. Rahman
    Pages 131-158
  4. K. T. V. Grattan, Y. N. Ning
    Pages 183-223
  5. John W. Berthold III
    Pages 225-240
  6. Z. Y. Zhang, K. T. V. Grattan
    Pages 257-306
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-322

About this book

Introduction

Systems and Applications in Optical Fiber Sensor Technology The essential technology which underpins developments in optical fiber sensors continues to expand, and continues to be driven to a very large extent by advances in optoelectronics which have been produced for the ever-expanding optical com­ munications systems and networks of the world. The steps forward in the technol­ ogy, often accompanied by a reduction in the price of associated components, have been, and continue to be, adapted for use in a wide variety of optical fiber sensor systems. These include, for example, the use of photoinduced gratings as fiber sensor components, coupled with the wider availability of shorter wavelength lasers, bright luminescent sources and high-sensitivity detectors which have opened up new possibilities for both novel fiber optic sensor applications and new sensing systems. This is to be welcomed at a time when, coupled with integrated optic miniaturized devices and detectors, real possibilities of systems integration, at lower cost and increased utility, can be offered. The fiber laser, and the expansions of the types and availability of the doped fiber on which it is based, offer further examples of the integration of the essential components of advanced optical sensor systems, fitted for a new range of applications.

Keywords

Passe Sensor material polarimetry sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • K. T. V. Grattan
    • 1
  • B. T. Meggitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic & Information EngineeringCity UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6077-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4736-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6077-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6806
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