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Current trends in fiber optic sensor technology
Author(s): Emery L. Moore; Ramon P. DePaula; John W. Berthold
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Paper Abstract

Current trends of fiber optic sensor technology are in a direction of a broadening scope of sensor innovation based on a few basic concepts. Both single-mode and multimode fibers have their proponents: single mode for primarily interferometric sensors and multimode for primarily amplitude-modulated sensors. This paper illustrates four unique and innovative multimode sensor designs and also discusses the basic inhibition to more rapid utilization of optical fiber sensors. A case is made for more effort in standardization of optical fiber sensor interface design and integration requirements. To benefit the optical fiber sensor R & D and small business community, attention to system level requirements is necessary to encourage greater utilization and achieve greater exploitation of the benefits offered by optical fiber sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2070, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI, (9 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170139
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Emery L. Moore, Litton Poly-Scientific (United States)
Ramon P. DePaula, NASA Headquarters (United States)
John W. Berthold, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2070:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XI
Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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