Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists
Title: Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists
Authors: Eric Udd (Editor), William B. Spillman Jr. (Editor)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition
Hardcover: 512 pages
Pubdate: August 2011
Since the technology has moved strongly into a number of different areas a textbook of this sort could be used by a wide variety of academic departments including physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering and bioengineering. To make the second edition as widely appealing as possible a series of significant upgrades were made.
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The most comprehensive primer on fiber optic sensors, now in a new edition. Now updated to include the most recent developments in this rapidly advancing field, Fiber Optic Sensors fills the needs of both introductory and advanced courses on the topic while also offering a wealth of practical information to the professional. Drawing upon the wisdom of internationally recognized experts, this Second Edition provides thorough coverage of demonstrated sensor concepts as well as areas of future fiber optic sensor development and application. This revision of the successful first edition is designed to fill the needs of introductory and advanced courses on Fiber Optic Sensors while still offering a wealth of information to the professional.
Included are a new chapters covering the technology and applications associated with fiber optic grating sensors and fiber optic biomedical sensors. These two areas have been the subject of intensive research over the past 20 years and are rapidly being introduced into the field. The 2nd edition also includes a new introductory chapter which acts as a guide for the content of the book while provide and up to date overview of the status and likely future directions of the technology.
Provides an introduction to the rapidly advancing and expanding field of fiber optic sensors, with chapters contributed by internationally recognized experts. Initial chapters cover optical fibers, light sources and detectors and optical modulators, introducing the fundamental building blocks of fiber optic sensors and pointing out the many connections between these elements and fiber optic sensor technology. The second section focuses primarily on extrinsic or hybrid fiber optic sensors, with chapters covering intensity sensors for monitoring temperature, position and other environmental aspects; the Fabry-Perot based fiber optic sensor; grating and displacement fiber optic sensors; and polarization. Also discusses (intrinsic) fiber optic sensors where sensing occurs in the interaction of a light beam with an environmentally perturbed optical fiber. The final section illustrates the potential of fiber optic sensor technology through specific applications. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"This revision of the successful first edition is designed to fill the needs of introductory and advanced courses on Fiber Optic Sensors while still offering a wealth of information to the professional. Included are problems, applications, and a solutions manual for instructors." (Yahoo! Finance US, 15 February 2011).
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About the Authors.
ERIC UDD is President of Columbia Gorge Research, a company he founded in 2005 to promote fiber optic sensor technology.?With over thirty years of experience in the fiber optic sensor field, he has made fundamental contributions to fiber rotation, acceleration, acoustic, pressure, strain, vibration, temperature, humidity, and corrosion sensors. Previously at McDonnell Douglas, Udd managed more than thirty government and commercial programs on fiber optic sensors. He has more than 150 publications and more than forty U.S. patents. Udd is a Fellow of McDonnell Douglas, SPIE, and the OSA. He received the David Richardson Medal from the OSA for work on fiber optic sensors and smart structures.
WILLIAM B. SPILLMAN Jr, PhD, has worked in the field of fiber optic sensors since its inception in the 1970s. He helped to conceive and develop fiber optic sensors based variously on frustrated total internal reflection, relative fiber motion, relative motion of two diffraction gratings, the photoelastic effect, modal interference, magneto-optic materials, and linearly chirped diffraction gratings. He has more than 180 publications and 46 U.S. patents. Dr. Spillman is a fellow of the SPIE and the Institute of Physics, and is the recipient of a Simmonds Precision Founders Award and a lifetime achievement award from the SPIE for his work in smart structures and materials.
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