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Review Of High Bandwidth Fiber Optics Radiation Sensors
Author(s): Peter B. Lyons
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics are being effectively utilized in an increasing range of data and information transfer applications. A less mature, but equally challenging, application of fiber optics concerns their use for a host of sensor technologies. Fiber sensors have now been developed for measurement of many physical parameters. These sensor systems frequently exploit several general attributes of fibers, including: cost, an all-dielectric trans-mission medium, freedom from electrical interference, bandwidth, resistance to degradation in severe or adverse environments, light weight, etc. This paper summarizes the use of fiber optics or guided optical systems for radiation sensors. It is limited to passive systems wherein electrical power is not required at the sensor location. However, electrically powered light sources, receivers and/or recorders may still be required for detection and data storage in sensor system operation. This paper emphasizes sensor technologies that permit high bandwidth measurements of transient radiation levels, and will also discuss several low bandwidth applications. In addition to discussion of several specific sensor concepts, an extensive bibliography is included to guide research into these, or other, forms of radiation sensors. The bibliography is subdivided into four major categories. In the bibliography, each paper is listed only once, even though a given paper may include data appropriate to several sections. Furthermore, to avoid long reference lists within the text, only a few of the bibliographical entries are referenced therein. The present conference is not included in the reference list, but includes several related papers. Four other general reviews of related technologies may be of particular benefit.1-4

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0566, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, (3 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949783
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Peter B. Lyons, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0566:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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