Fiber optic sensors

L.C. Gunderson

Light-based sensing devices allow measurement in adverse environments such as those that contain EMI, microwave, or RF interference and those that are potentially toxic or explosive. The use of light as a sensing technology took a major growth step with the revolutionary application of optical fiber in the telecommunications industry. Ruggedized cable, electro-optic transceiver components, easy-to-use connectors, and installation tools have been perfected for telecommunications applications over the past 10 years. Sensor manufacturers have now incorporated many of these advancements in their product development.

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