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Handbook of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

Handbook of Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

José Miguel López-Higuera (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-82053-6 March 2002 828 Pages

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£256.00

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Description

The pursuit of more efficient telecommunications has resulted in a major research push towards communication systems that are lighter, faster, more reliable and cheaper. This has given rise to great advances in devices and in fibre optics. A spin off of this research is the development of optical sensors, which use photonic materials and concepts. Optical sensors have wide-ranging applications in various fields including telecommunications, civil engineering, chemical industry, biomedical applications and the electrical power industry.
This comprehensive handbook, written by a wide spectrum of leading international researchers, offers a clear understanding of the theory as well as focusing on the many practical applications throughout the industry. The book is organised into four main sections: -
* Preliminary: Offers an overview of Fiber Optic Sensing Technology, the applications where it can be used successfully and also serves as an overall introduction to the handbook. This section also analyses current publications in the field.
* Fundamentals of Photonics and Components for Sensing: Describes the photonic concepts and components needed in order to carried out the understanding, the design, and to realise photonic sensor systems.
* Principles and Techniques for Sensing: Provides the principles and techniques in which the photonic sensing technology is based in order to understand how sensors work and how sensors can be made.
* Applications: An ample overview of the developments which are successfully taking place in laboratory and field trials, as well as the available sensors in the current market and the future trends in this field. Applications are featured throughout the text, and this section focuses primarily on niche applications.
This handbook would prove to be a valuable reference resource for researchers, engineers and postgraduate students in fibre optical sensing, as well as practising engineers in optical communications and electronic engineering, civil engineering, aerospace industry, biomedicine and robotics.
PART ONE: PRELIMINARY OVERVIEW

Introduction to Fibre Optic Sensing Technology (J.M. Lopez-Higuera)

The Commercialisation of Fibre Optic Sensors (S.D. Crossley)

PART TWO: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTONICS AND COMPONENTS FOR SENSING

Light and Waveguiding (J.L. Arce-Diego)

Optical Waveguides and their Manufacture (J. Zubia and M. Lomer)

Passive Bulk Optical Components for Sensing (C. Goméz-Reino, V. Pérez and C. Bao)

Fibre and Integrated Optic Components for Sensing (R. Willsch and W. Ecke)

Semiconductor Optical Sources for Sensing Technology (I. Esquivias and J. Arias)

Photodetectors for Sensing (J.M. López-Higuera and J. Madruga)

Optical Amplifiers (M.A. Rebolledo and M. López-Amo)

Superfluorescent Fibre Optic Sources (J.M. López-Higuera)

PART THREE: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES FOR SENSING

Transduction Techniques based on Intensity Modulation of Light (A.C. García and J. Echevarria Cuenca)

Interferometry and Polarimetry for Optical Sensing (D>J>C. Jones)

Gas Spectroscopy Techniques for Optical Fibre Sensors (B. Culshaw)

Distributed Optical-fibre Sensing (A. Rogers)

Principles of Laser Doppler Velocimetry (D.A. Jackson and C.N. Pannell)

Fibre Gyroscope Principles (S. Merlo, M. Norgia and S. Donati)

Fibre Grating Technology: Theory, Photosensitivity, Fabrication and Characterization (R. Khasyap and J.M. López-Higuera)

Fibre Bragg Grating Interrogation Techniques (J.L. Santos and W.N. MacPherson)

Discrimination Techniques for Optical Sensors (J.D.C. Jones and W.N. MacPherson)

Optical Reliability of Fibre Gratings (S. Kannan and P. Lemaire)

Passive Fibre Optic Sensor Networks (A. Dandridge and C. Kirkendall)

Active Fibre Optic Sensor Networks (S. Abad, M. López-Amo and I.R. Matías)

PART FOUR: APPLICATIONS

Optical Fibre Gratings Applications (S.T. Vohra)

Laser Doppler Velocimetry Applications (D.A. Jackson and C.N. Pannell)

Phototonic Sensing Technology in Civil Engineering Applications (D. Inaudi)

Applications of Optical Fibre Sensors for the Nuclear Power Industry (P. Ferdinand and S. Magne)

Optical Fibre Current and Voltage Sensors for the Electric Power Industry (A.H. Rose and G.W. Day)

Fibre Optic Gyroscope for Industrial Applications (T. Kumagai and H. Kajioka)

Optical Fibre Sensors for Fly-By-Light Aircraft (M. Kobayashi and K. Toyama)

Optical Fibre Sensing of Electrical Discharges and Plasmas (G. Woolsey)

Fibre Optic Sensors for Oilfield Services (R.J. Schroeder, R.T. Ramos, T. Yamate and E. Udd)

Fibre Optic Biosensors (C.A. Rowe-Taitt and F.S. Ligler)

Biomedical Fibre Optic Sensors (F. Baldini and A.G. Mignani)

Fibre Optic Sensors for Environmental Applications (G. Holst and B. Mizaikoff)

The Optical Nose (D. Walt and S. Stitzel)

A New Approach to optical Fibre Sensing Techniques based on the Sensory Systems of Living Bodies (J.A. Martín-Pereda and A.P. Gonzalez-Marcos)

Acronyms.

Index.
"...well-planned...delivers good value for money...very readale...I recommend you take a look at it..." (Measurement & Control, March 2003)

"I would recommend it as a reference work for the libraries of many scientists and engineers in all fields." (Optics & Photonics News, June 2003)