1 April 1985 Fiber Optic Sensors: An Overview
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Optical Engineering, 24(2), 242347 (1985). doi:10.1117/12.7973482
Fiber optic sensor technology is explained in terms of theory and applications. Various components common to all fiber optic sensors are compared. Two classes of sensing devices are emphasized: amplitude-modu-lated sensors and phase-modulated sensors. Specific examples of amplitude-modulated devices-one a pressure sensor using an optical reflection technique and another an accelerometer using a microbend technique-are described. Four types of fiber optic interferometers used in phase-modulated sensors are discussed. The effect of the optical fiber jacket on the sensitivity of phase-modulated sensors is considered. A miniature pressure sensor and a highly sensitive fiber optic accelerometer, both employing phase modula-tion, are described.
Charles M. Davis, "Fiber Optic Sensors: An Overview," Optical Engineering 24(2), 242347 (1 April 1985). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973482


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