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Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Recent Advancements, Industrial Applications and Market Exploitation

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  • January 2011
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
  • ID: 2317237
The book is an exciting source of information for individuals interested in learning about and marketing sensors. The book focuses on scientific and commercial advances in Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology since its discovery over 30 years ago. Discussions on new FBG sensor manufacturing and processing methods are provided by leading experts in the field. Novel applications of FBG sensor technology in engineering, energy, chemical and biological sectors are also included along with a clear identification of commercial opportunities in the next decade.

Table of Contents

Foreword i
Preface? ii
Contributors iv
1. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: A Look Back 1
J. Albert
2. Fiber Bragg Gratings: Advances in Fabrication Process and Tools 9
K. Sugden and V. Mezentsev
3. Fiber Bragg Gratings: Analysis and Synthesis Techniques 35
J. Skaar
4. Photonic Bandgap Engineering in FBGs by Post Processing Fabrication Techniques 53
A. Cusano, D. Paladino, A. Cutolo, A. Iadicicco and S. Campopiano
5. Fiber Bragg Grating Interrogation Systems 78
J.L. Santos, L.A. Ferreira and F.M. Araújo
6. Multiplexing Techniques for FBG Sensors 99
M. López-Amo and J.M. López-Higuera
7. Polarization Properties of Fiber Bragg Gratings and Their Application for Transverse Force
Sensing Purposes 116
C. Caucheteur, S. Bette, M.Wuilpart and P. Mégret
8. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Civil Engineering Applications 143
J.P. Ou, Z. Zhou and G. Chen
9. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Aeronautics and Astronautics 171
N. Takeda and Y. Okabe
10. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Energy Applications 185
C.B. Staveley
11. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors for Railway Systems 197
H.Y. Tam, S.Y. Liu, S.L. Ho and T.K. Ho
12. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Nuclear Environments 218
F. Berghmans and A. Gusarov
13. Fiber Bragg Grating Evanescent Wave Sensors for Chemical and Biological Applications 238
A. Cusano, D. Paladino, A. Cutolo, A. Iadicicco and S. Campopiano
14. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors in Microstructured Optical Fibers 270
T. Nasilowski
15. Polymer Fiber Bragg Gratings 292
D.J. Webb and K. Kalli
16. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Market Overview and New Perspectives 313
J.W. Miller and A. Méndez
Index 321


Edotors: Andrea Cusano