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Applications of fiber grating sensors
Author(s): William W. Morey; Gary A. Ball; Harmeet Singh
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Paper Abstract

With successful long term reliability testing completed, fiber gratings are emerging from the laboratory to find use in communications, signal processing, and sensor systems. For sensor applications fiber gratings can act as generic transducer elements to sense many different measurands. Important emerging applications areas are for civil and embedded composite structure sensors and acoustic array sensors. Strength, reliability, and temperature limitations of fiber gratings are important issues in real world industrial applications. Also important for wide acceptance of fiber gratings is their manufacturability. In-line systems are currently being set up that will make low cost fiber gratings a near term reality. Although driven by communications markets, high volume manufacture of low cost, reliable fiber gratings will be important for their expanded use in sensor applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2839, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV, (25 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255340
Show Author Affiliations
William W. Morey, 3M Bragg Grating Technologies (United States)
Gary A. Ball, 3M Bragg Grating Technologies (United States)
Harmeet Singh, 3M Bragg Grating Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2839:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
Ramon P. DePaula; John W. Berthold, Editor(s)

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