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Optical fiber sensor technology

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7 Author(s)
Giallorenzi, T.G. ; Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA ; Bucaro, J.A. ; Dandridge, A. ; Sigel, G.H.
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The current state of the art of optical fiber sensors is reviewed. The principles of operation are detailed and the various types of fiber sensors are outlined. Achievable performance and limitations are discussed and a description of technology used to fabricate the sensor is presented. The characteristics of acoustic, magnetic, gyro, laser diode, and other sensors are described. Trends in the development of this sensor technology and expected application areas are briefly outlined.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 4 )