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.
Table of Contents
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
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.
"... 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