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A new way to monitor using fibreoptics

James Hunt (Hove, UK)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to look at fibreoptic sensing techniques and applications.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides information on fibreoptic sensing technologies, instrumentation, advantages and applications.

Findings

Fibreoptic sensing, especially fibreoptic Bragg gratings, provide a highly effective means of monitoring internal changes in structural and other components that were previously impossible or very difficult to detect. Such systems are now approaching full commercialisation.

Originality/value

The paper provides a useful overview of how fibreoptic sensors work, and the advantages they provide when used in instrumentation applications ranging from compact devices to large and complex structures, where they may be structurally integrated.

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Citation

Hunt, J. (2008), "A new way to monitor using fibreoptics", Sensor Review, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 199-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280810882544

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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