Fiber Waveguide Sensors of Stress Waves in Solids

  • Richard O. Claus
  • J. A. Wiencko
  • R. E. Rogers


Optical fiber sensor systems have been applied to the detection of stress waves in solids. The optical fiber sensing elements in such systems may be embedded within the solids or attached to the surfaces of the solids. Fiber sensor output is proportional to the strain integrated along the sensing length of the fiber. This paper reviews the operation of such sensors and sensor systems, the reported experimental measurements of stress waves using such techniques, and the potential implications of such sensors in acoustoultrasonics.


Acoustic Emission Optical Fiber Stress Wave Optical Fiber Sensor Acoustic Emission Event 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard O. Claus
    • 1
  • J. A. Wiencko
    • 1
  • R. E. Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Fiber and Electro-Optics Research Center Department of Electrical EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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