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Fiber optic components and systems at Oregon State University
Author(s): Thomas K. Plant; Mani Subramanian
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Paper Abstract

Research efforts in our department include work on novel GaAs/AlGaAs laser structures and photodetectors which could be used in fiber optic sensor applications. Brief descriptions are given of three such components: a HEMT- compatible, very low threshold diode laser; a high-gain traveling-wave amplifier or high-power, broad linewidth LED; and a MODFET photoconductor. A senior/graduate level course is also taught on guided wave optics. In this lecture/laboratory course, students do design projects on either fiber optic sensors or fiber communication systems. Two examples of student fiber sensor projects will be given: a pressure sensor and an interferometric temperature sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2872, Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (5 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245571
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Thomas K. Plant, Oregon State Univ. (United States)
Mani Subramanian, Oregon State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2872:
Second Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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