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Optical fiber design considerations for fiber optic sensors
Author(s): Vincent P. Martinelli; John F. Wahl
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Paper Abstract

Choosing the best optical fiber for a fiber-optic sensor application is a formidable task. There are many types of fiber sensors and a similar number of commercially available fiber types from which the sensor designer must choose. The task is made more difficult by the fact that no general guidelines have been established for selecting and designing fibers for fiber-optic sensors. In this paper, we propose a general approach as the first step toward developing practical guidelines for sensor designers. Our approach emphasizes the interaction between the sensor designer and the fiber supplier in the fiber selection/design process. We have developed the term, Application-Specific Optical Fiber, to highlight the importance of the linkage between application requirements and fiber design attributes. Several design tradeoffs are considered as examples of how to apply our approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2292, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XII, (1 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.191862
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent P. Martinelli, Corning Incorporated (United States)
John F. Wahl, Corning Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2292:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XII
Ramon P. DePaula, Editor(s)

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