During the past few years, the use of optical fibers as sensing elements has emerged as a significant research area in guided-wave optics, initial interest had centered around rotation rate sensing; however, research now covers acoustic, magnetic, temperature, acceleration, and current sensing. This technology promises greatly increased sensor sensitivities as well as unparalleled geometric versatility in component design.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Optical fiber sensor technology

Thomas G. Giallorenzi, G. H. Sigel, and J. A. Bucaro
ThGG1 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 1982

Fiber sensor technology today

Kazuo Hotate
JThB2 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 1996

New technologies in fiber sensors

M. J. F. Digonnet
CH2_1 The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO_Europe) 2007