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.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Optical Fiber Sensors; Ginu Rajan
Optical Fiber Sensing Solutions: From Macro- to Micro-/Nanoscale; Yuliya Semenova and Gerald Farrell
Interferometric Fiber-Optic Sensors; Sara Tofighi, Abolfazl Bahrampour, Nafiseh Pishbin, and Ali Reza Bahrampour
Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors; Kara Peters
Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber-Optic Sensors; Kent B. Pfeifer and Steven M. Thornberg
Photonic-Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications; Ana M.R. Pinto
Liquid Crystal Optical Fibers for Sensing Applications; Sunish Mathews and Yuliya Semenova
Optical Microfiber Physical Sensors; George Y. Chen and Gilberto Brambilla
Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Interrogation Systems; Dipankar Sengupta
Polymer Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Their Applications; David J. Webb
Acousto-Optic Effect and Its Application in Optical Fibers; Alexandre de Almeida Prado Pohl
Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors and Their Applications; Balaji Srinivasan and Deepa Venkitesh
Fiber Laser–Based Sensing Technologies; Asrul Izam Azmi, Muhammad Yusof Mohd Noor, Haifeng Qi, Kun Liu, and Gang-Ding Peng
Active Core Optical Fiber Chemical Sensors and Applications; Shiquan Tao
Optical Fiber Humidity Sensors; Muhammad Yusof Mohd Noor, Gang-Ding Peng, and Ginu Rajan
Medical Applications of Fiber-Optic Sensors; Vandana Mishra
Optical Fiber Sensors for Smart Composite Materials and Structures; Manjusha Ramakrishnan, Yuliya Semenova, Gerald Farrell, and Ginu Rajan
Future Perspectives for Fiber-Optic Sensing; Brian Culshaw
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