O'Reilly logo

Electro-Optical Instrumentation: Sensing and Measuring with Lasers by Silvano Donati - University of Pavia

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 8Optical Fiber Sensors

The most important application of optical fibers is undoubtedly in optical communications.

Optical fibers can be used as sensors as well, if we look at how certain parameters of propagation are affected by external perturbations. This is a very interesting niche from both the scientific and technical points of view.

In applications other than sensors, we strive for getting rid of external perturbations and make the fiber as immune as possible. In sensors, we need to make the sensitivity reproducible, and eventually try to increase it. Because we are interested in its measurement, we now call the physical perturbation a measurand.

In Optical Fiber Sensors (OFSs), the effect of a measurand may eventually be very ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required