Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors cover the fundamentals and applications of a new class of fiber sensors. With contributions from leading academics in the area, this book covers the theory of plastic optical fiber sensors or (POFs), as well as applications in oil, gas, biotechnology, and energy fields.
Using multiple examples, the editors showcase the advantageous characteristics of POFs, such as ease of handling, large diameter, inexpensive peripheral components and simple termination tools. By doing so, the editors assert that there has been a proliferation of the use of POFs in new consumer products. The book also highlights uses for building various products, such as a POF sensor for oil trucker valve monitoring, a monitoring system for high voltage substation switch, an oil leaking sensor for offshore platforms and a solar tracker for illumination.
Including over 300 black and white images, this book would be highly beneficial for professionals in manufacturing as well as academics in universities, particularly those who use optical fiber sensors on a regular basis.
Foreword. Series Foreword. Preface. About the Editors. About the Contributors. Introduction: Why POF? Principles of Optical Fibers. Optical Fiber Sensing Principles. LED-POF-Photodetector as sensing elements in high voltage environment. Current & Voltage Sensing. POF Bragg Gratings. Temperature Sensing by Ruby Fluorescence. Gas Sensing. Biological Sensing. POF Displacement Sensor. Chemical Sensing with POF. POF Sensors fo Structural Health Monitoring. POFs and Radiation Sensing. Microstructured POFs. POF Applications.