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Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-12684-4
512 pages
July 2011
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Since the technology has moved strongly into a number of different areas a textbook of this sort could be used by a wide variety of academic departments including physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering and bioengineering. To make the second edition as widely appealing as possible a series of significant upgrades were made.

1. The book is   structured to support a variety of academic programs and it can also be used as a general reference by practicing engineers and scientists.

2. The introductory chapter has been revised to outline the new content of the second edition and provide a overview of the current status of fiber optic sensor technology.

3.    A new, extensive chapter has been added covering fiber optic grating sensor technology and its application to aerospace, civil structures, oil and gas and power generating applications.

4. A second new chapter has been added on the emerging field of biomedical fiber optic sensors.  This is one of the most rapidly growing fields of use for fiber optic sensors and with rising health costs and medical advances promises to be an important area for many years to come.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Contributors.

1 The Emergence of Fiber Optic Sensor Technology (Eric Udd).

2 Optical Fibers (Daniel A. Nolan, Paul E. Blaszyk, and Eric Udd).

3 Light Sources (Eric Udd).

4 Optical Detectors (William B. Spillman, Jr.).

5 Optical Modulators for Fiber Optic Sensors (Leonard M. Johnson).

6 Intensity-Based and Fabry–Perot Interferometer Sensors (Gordon L. Mitchell).

7 Multimode Grating Sensors (William B. Spillman, Jr.).

8 Multimode Polarization Sensors (William B. Spillman, Jr.).

9 Fiber Optic Sensors Based on the Sagnac Interferometer and Passive Ring Resonator (Eric Udd).

10 Fiber Optic Sensors Based on the Mach–Zehnder and Michelson Interferometers (Anthony Dandridge).

11 Distributed and Multiplexed Fiber Optic Sensors (Alan D. Kersey).

12 Fiber Optic Magnetic Sensors (Frank Bucholtz).

13 Industrial Applications of Fiber Optic Sensors (John W. Berthold III).

14 Fiber Optic Smart Structures (Eric Udd).

15 Fiber Grating Sensors (Eric Udd).

16 Fiber Optic Biosensors (William B. Spillman, Jr.).

Index.

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Author Information

ERIC UDD is President of Columbia Gorge Research, a company he founded in 2005 to promote fiber optic sensor technology. With over thirty years of experience in the fiber optic sensor field, he has made fundamental contributions to fiber rotation, acceleration, acoustic, pressure, strain, vibration, temperature, humidity, and corrosion sensors. Previously at McDonnell Douglas, Udd managed more than thirty government and commercial programs on fiber optic sensors. He has more than 150 publications and more than forty U.S. patents. Udd is a Fellow of McDonnell Douglas, SPIE, and the OSA. He received the David Richardson Medal from the OSA for work on fiber optic sensors and smart structures.

WILLIAM B. SPILLMAN Jr, PhD, has worked in the field of fiber optic sensors since its inception in the 1970s. He helped to conceive and develop fiber optic sensors based variously on frustrated total internal reflection, relative fiber motion, relative motion of two diffraction gratings, the photoelastic effect, modal interference, magneto-optic materials, and linearly chirped diffraction gratings. He has more than 180 publications and 46 U.S. patents. Dr. Spillman is a fellow of the SPIE and the Institute of Physics, and is the recipient of a Simmonds Precision Founders Award and a lifetime achievement award from the SPIE for his work in smart structures and materials.

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New to This Edition

This revision of the successful first edition is designed to fill the needs of introductory and advanced courses on Fiber Optic Sensors while still offering a wealth of information to the professional.

Included  are a new chapters covering the technology and applications associated with fiber optic grating sensors and fiber optic biomedical sensors.  These two areas have been the subject of intensive research over the past 20 years and are rapidly being introduced into the field.  The 2nd edition also includes a new introductory chapter which acts as a guide for the content of the book while provide and up to date overview of the status and likely future directions of the technology.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • This will be the first major textbook in this field that is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students and contains a complete set of questions accompanied be a highly integrated text
  • The book is also an important reference for professionals who want a rapid and complete introduction to various classes of fiber optic sensors and their applications
  • The book includes a full chapter on Fiber Optic Sensors for Oil Field Applications, one of the largest market applications of fiber optic sensor technology
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Reviews

"This revision of the successful first edition is designed to fill the needs of introductory and advanced courses on Fiber Optic Sensors while still offering a wealth of information to the professional. Included are problems, applications, and a solutions manual for instructors." (Yahoo! Finance US, 15 February 2011)
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