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Handbook of Optical Sensors

1st Edition

Edited by Jose Luis Santos, Faramarz Farahi

CRC Press

718 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 296 B/W Illus.

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Handbook of Optical Sensors provides a comprehensive and integrated view of optical sensors, addressing the fundamentals, structures, technologies, applications, and future perspectives. Featuring chapters authored by recognized experts and major contributors to the field, this essential reference:

  • Explains the basic aspects of optical sensors and the principles of optical metrology, presenting a brief historical review
  • Explores the role of optical waveguides in sensing and discusses sensor technologies based on intensity and phase modulation, fluorescence, and plasmonic waves
  • Describes wavefront sensing, multiphoton microscopy, and imaging based on optical coherence tomography
  • Covers optical fiber sensing, from light guiding in standard and microstructured optical fibers to sensor multiplexing, distributed sensing, and fiber Bragg grating
  • Offers a broad perspective of the field and identifies trends that could shape the future, such as metamaterials and entangled quantum states of light

Handbook of Optical Sensors is an ideal resource for practitioners and those seeking optical solutions for their specific needs, as well as for students and investigators who are the intellectual driving force of optical sensing.

Reviews

"… an extremely useful reference source for optical sensor designers and for those who apply these types of sensors."

—John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, November/December 2015

"… a modern, comprehensive overview of optical sensors. … any practitioner wishing to make, improve, or simplify a sensor or its application would do well to consult this text."

Optics & Photonics News, May 2015

"… a valuable resource tool for both researchers and industrialists alike seeking to update their knowledge and understanding of the principles behind optical sensing and the diversity of fibre optic sensor systems. It further serves to highlight the potential of optical sensing technology to meet the ever-increasing needs of society for monitoring and control in diverse areas ranging from medical applications to environmental monitoring and industrial process control."

—Prof. George Stewart, Centre for Microsystems and Photonics, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

"… an excellent introduction for young scientists beginning research in the rapidly growing field of modern optics and its applications. … also of great value to current workers in optics as it will become a major reference in the subject."

—David A. Jackson, FInstP, FOSA, Emeritus professor of applied optics, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

"… very useful … It will be of great benefit to students and researchers in this field."

—Dr. Conor Hogan, Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

"This book … can be understood and enjoyed by anyone with a background in physics or engineering, such as an undergraduate student. I would recommend it as a reference for the libraries of many scientists, engineers, and technicians in all fields."

—Prof. José Miguel López-Higuera, Head of the Photonic Engineering Group, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

"… provides a comprehensive and integrated view of optical sensors, addressing the fundamentals, structures, technologies, applications, and future perspectives. … The 28 authors of these chapters are recognised experts in their areas of research and are major contributors to this field. Therefore, the book offers a broad perspective of the field and identifies trends that could shape the future, such as metamaterials and entangled quantum states of light. This is an ideal resource for practitioners and those seeking optical solutions for their specific needs, as well as for students, researchers, engineers, and technicians in all these fields."

—J. Albaigés, CID-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, from International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 2015

Table of Contents

Preface

Editors

Contributors

Section I: Optical Sensing and Measurement

Overview of Optical Sensing; José Luís Santos and Faramarz Farahi

Principles of Optical Metrology; Angela Davies

Section II: Optical Measurement Principles and Techniques

Optical Waveguide Sensors; Bishnu P. Pal

Intensity Measurements: Principles and Techniques; Carmen Vázquez

Interferometric Measurement: Principles and Techniques; Mehrdad Abolbashari, Faramarz Farahi, and José Luís Santos

Fluorescence Measurement: Principles and Techniques; Pedro Alberto da Silva Jorge

Surface Plasmon Measurement: Principles and Techniques; Banshi D. Gupta and Rajan Jha

Adaptive Optics and Wavefront Sensing; Robert K. Tyson

Multiphoton Microscopy; Kert Edward

Imaging Based on Optical Coherence Tomography; Shahab Chitchian and Nathaniel M. Fried

Section III: Fiber-Optic Sensors

Fiber Sensing: A Historic Overview; Orlando Frazão

Optical Fibers; Marco N. Petrovich

Point Sensors: Intensity Sensors; José Manuel Baptista

Point Sensors: Interferometric Sensors; William N. MacPherson

Fiber-Optic Sensor Multiplexing Principles; Geoffrey A. Cranch

Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors Based on Light Scattering in Optical Fibers; Xiaoyi Bao, Wenhai Li, and Liang Chen

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors; David Webb

Optical Fiber Chemical Sensor Principles and Applications; Tong Sun, T.H. Nguyen, and Kenneth T.V. Grattan

Industrial Fiber Strain Gauge Sensors; Francisco Araújo and Luís Ferreira

Standardization and Its Impact on Measurement Reliability; Wolfgang R. Habel

Section IV: The Dynamic Field of Optical Sensing

Optical Sensors: Final Thoughts; José Luís Santos and Faramarz Farahi

Index

About the Editors

José Luís Santos earned his licenciatura in physics and Ph.D from the University of Porto, Portugal, benefiting from a collaboration with the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He is currently a professor of physics in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. He is also a researcher with the INESC TEC-Centre for Applied Photonics (formerly INESC Porto—Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems Unit). His main area of research is optical fiber sensing, with a focus on interferometric- and wavelength-encoded devices. He has authored/coauthored over 200 scientific articles and coauthored 5 patents.

Faramarz Farahi earned his BS from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; MS from Southampton University, UK; and Ph.D from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He is currently a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, where he is a member of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications and the Center for Precision Metrology, and has been the chair of the Department of Physics and Optical Science. Dr. Farahi has over 25 years of experience in the field of optical fiber sensors and devices, has authored/coauthored over 200 scientific articles and texts, and holds 10 patents.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors