1st Edition

Optical Fiber Sensors Advanced Techniques and Applications

Edited By Ginu Rajan Copyright 2015
    575 Pages
    by CRC Press

    576 Pages 373 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications describes the physical principles of, and latest developments in, optical fiber sensors. Providing a fundamental understanding of the design, operation, and practical applications of fiber optic sensing systems, this book:

    • Discusses new and emerging areas of research including photonic crystal fiber sensors, micro- and nanofiber sensing, liquid crystal photonics, acousto-optic effects in fiber, and fiber laser-based sensing

    • Covers well-established areas such as surface plasmon resonance sensors, interferometric fiber sensors, polymer fiber sensors, Bragg gratings in polymer and silica fibers, and distributed fiber sensors

    • Explores humidity sensing applications, smart structure applications, and medical applications, supplying detailed examples of the various fiber optic sensing technologies in use

    Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications draws upon the extensive academic and industrial experience of its contributing authors to deliver a comprehensive introduction to optical fiber sensors with a strong practical focus suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists and engineers working in the field.

    Introduction to Optical Fiber Sensors. Optical Fiber Sensing Solutions: From Macro- to Micro-/Nanoscale. Interferometric Fiber-Optic Sensors. Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors. Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber-Optic Sensors. Photonic-Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications. Liquid Crystal Optical Fibers for Sensing Applications. Optical Microfiber Physical Sensors. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Interrogation Systems. Polymer Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Their Applications. Acousto-Optic Effect and Its Application in Optical Fibers. Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors and Their Applications. Fiber Laser–Based Sensing Technologies. Active Core Optical Fiber Chemical Sensors and Applications. Optical Fiber Humidity Sensors. Medical Applications of Fiber-Optic Sensors. Optical Fiber Sensors for Smart Composite Materials and Structures. Future Perspectives for Fiber-Optic Sensing.


    Ginu Rajan is vice-chancellor’s research fellow/lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He holds a B.Sc from the University of Kerala, India; an M.Sc from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India; and a Ph.D from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ireland. Dr. Rajan previously worked as a researcher at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, a lecturer at DIT, and a project manager/research associate at the Photonics Research Centre of DIT in collaboration with the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Widely published, he is a reviewer for many scientific journals and for funding applications of the Portugal Science Foundation and Australian Research Council.

    "This book has worked with a number of authors who have contributed different chapters in their areas of expertise. The book provides a fundamental understanding of the design, operation and practical applications of fiber-optic sensing systems. It describes the physical principles of fiber sensors and the latest developments in the fiber-optic sensor field, supplying detailed examples of the technologies in use. Readers will discover the sensing potential of fiber optic devices from a wide variety of sensing mechanisms. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the topic. It has a strong and practical focus suitable for undergraduate and graduate students and can serve as a reference for scientists and engineers who are working with fiber-optic sensors."
    —Lisa Tongning Li, Inphenix, Inc., California, USA, from Optics & Photonics News, June 2015

    "This book introduces many new technology developments in optical fiber sensors. … [It] covers a broad range of topics. All the contributing authors are experts in the field, and this book contains their latest research. This book should be beneficial not only to researchers and students but also to engineers…to provide them with the latest updates in technology and emerging applications."
    —Shuo Tang, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada