DescriptionSince 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.
About the Authors.
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.).
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.
- 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