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Advances In Optical Fiber Sensors
Author(s): J. H. Cole; T. G. Giallorenzi; J. A. Bucaro
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Paper Abstract

Over the past several years, a new non-communication optical fiber application has emerged. This application utilizes optical fibers for sensing. Initial interest centered around rate rotation sensing. Since that time, however, acoustic, magnetic, and temperature sensing utilizing optical fibers has evolved into a viable research effort with significant potential payoff. As an example, laboratory fiber optic acoustic sensors now rival the best sensitivity obtained with piezoelectric ceramics. These sensors possess a unique geometric versatility previously unavailable. In conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Navy has begun a Fiber Optic Sensor System (FOSS) program to develop associated technology necessary to realize these sensors. Substantial effort is ongoing at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and other Navy laboratories with considerable contractual effort from universities and industry. This paper reviews the status of the FOSS program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1981
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0269, Integrated Optics I, (29 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959963
Show Author Affiliations
J. H. Cole, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
T. G. Giallorenzi, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. A. Bucaro, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0269:
Integrated Optics I
Esther Krikorian; Harold M. Stoll, Editor(s)

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