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Handbook of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

  • ID: 2181436
  • Book
  • 828 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The field of photonics covers the techniques and scientific knowledge which can be applied to the generation, propogation, control, amplification, detection, storage and processing of signals of the optical spectrum, as well as their technologies and derived uses. Photonics can be divided into several areas in which optical communication and phototonic sensing technology are included.

The constant pursuit of more efficient telecommunications has resulted in a major research push aimed at creating communications systems that are lighter, faster, more reliable and cheaper. This has resulted in great advances in devices, subsystems and in particular in fibre optic technology which in turn contributes to advances in fibre sensing technology.

Written by a broad spectrum of leading international academic and industry experts, this handbook offers comprehensive coverage of the theory as well as the many successful wide–ranging applications. It is organised into four main parts:

∗ Preliminary: offers an overview of fibre optic sensing technology, the applications where it can be used successfully and provides a general introduction to the handbook. The commercialisation of optical fibre sensors is also reviewed.

∗ Fundamentals of Phototonics and Components for Sensing: describes the phototonic concepts and components needed in order to understand, design and realise phototonic sensor systems.

∗ Principles and Techniques for Sensing: presents the principloes and techniques of phototonic sensing technology enabling the reader to understand how sensors work and how sensors can be made

∗ Applications: provides an overview of the recent developments currently taking place in laboratory and field trials, as well as the available sensors in the present market and the future trends. Applications are featured throughout the text, wheras this part focuses primarily on niche applications.

Handbook of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology will prove to be an authoritative and valuable reference for researchers, engineers, graduates and postgraduate students in fibre optic sensing, as well as practising engineers in optical communications, electronic engineering, civil engineering, medical, biomedical, environmental, electric power, space and aerospace industries and robotics.
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Introduction to Fibre Optic Sensing Technology (J.M. Lopez–Higuera)

The Commercialisation of Fibre Optic Sensors (S.D. Crossley)


Light and Waveguiding (J.L. Arce–Diego)

Optical Waveguides and their Manufacture (J. Zubia and M. Lomer)

Passive Bulk Optical Components for Sensing (C. Goméz–Reino, V. Pérez and C. Bao)

Fibre and Integrated Optic Components for Sensing (R. Willsch and W. Ecke)

Semiconductor Optical Sources for Sensing Technology (I. Esquivias and J. Arias)

Photodetectors for Sensing (J.M. López–Higuera and J. Madruga)

Optical Amplifiers (M.A. Rebolledo and M. López–Amo)

Superfluorescent Fibre Optic Sources (J.M. López–Higuera)


Transduction Techniques based on Intensity Modulation of Light (A.C. García and J. Echevarria Cuenca)

Interferometry and Polarimetry for Optical Sensing (D>J>C. Jones)

Gas Spectroscopy Techniques for Optical Fibre Sensors (B. Culshaw)

Distributed Optical–fibre Sensing (A. Rogers)

Principles of Laser Doppler Velocimetry (D.A. Jackson and C.N. Pannell)

Fibre Gyroscope Principles (S. Merlo, M. Norgia and S. Donati)

Fibre Grating Technology: Theory, Photosensitivity, Fabrication and Characterization (R. Khasyap and J.M. López–Higuera)

Fibre Bragg Grating Interrogation Techniques (J.L. Santos and W.N. MacPherson)

Discrimination Techniques for Optical Sensors (J.D.C. Jones and W.N. MacPherson)

Optical Reliability of Fibre Gratings (S. Kannan and P. Lemaire)

Passive Fibre Optic Sensor Networks (A. Dandridge and C. Kirkendall)

Active Fibre Optic Sensor Networks (S. Abad, M. López–Amo and I.R. Matías)


Optical Fibre Gratings Applications (S.T. Vohra)

Laser Doppler Velocimetry Applications (D.A. Jackson and C.N. Pannell)

Phototonic Sensing Technology in Civil Engineering Applications (D. Inaudi)

Applications of Optical Fibre Sensors for the Nuclear Power Industry (P. Ferdinand and S. Magne)

Optical Fibre Current and Voltage Sensors for the Electric Power Industry (A.H. Rose and G.W. Day)

Fibre Optic Gyroscope for Industrial Applications (T. Kumagai and H. Kajioka)

Optical Fibre Sensors for Fly–By–Light Aircraft (M. Kobayashi and K. Toyama)

Optical Fibre Sensing of Electrical Discharges and Plasmas (G. Woolsey)

Fibre Optic Sensors for Oilfield Services (R.J. Schroeder, R.T. Ramos, T. Yamate and E. Udd)

Fibre Optic Biosensors (C.A. Rowe–Taitt and F.S. Ligler)

Biomedical Fibre Optic Sensors (F. Baldini and A.G. Mignani)

Fibre Optic Sensors for Environmental Applications (G. Holst and B. Mizaikoff)

The Optical Nose (D. Walt and S. Stitzel)

A New Approach to optical Fibre Sensing Techniques based on the Sensory Systems of Living Bodies (J.A. Martín–Pereda and A.P. Gonzalez–Marcos)


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José Miguel López–Higuera
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