Fiber Bragg Gratings

Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author: Raman Kashyap
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2009-10-23
ISBN: 9780080919911
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

Provides an overview of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs), from fundamentals to applications Evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of particular applications, methods and techniques Contains new chapters on sensing, femtosecond laser writing of FBGs and poling of glass and optical fibers Includes a special version of the photonic simulator PicWave(tm), allowing the reader to make live simulations of many of the example devices presented in the book. This fully revised, updated and expanded second edition covers the substantial advances in the manufacture and use of FBGs in the years since the publication of the pioneering first edition. It presents a comprehensive treatise on FBGs and addresses issues such as the merits of one solution over another; why particular fabrication methods are preferred; and what advantages a user may gain from certain techniques. Beginning with the principles of FBGs, the book progresses to discuss photosensitization of optical fibers, Bragg grating fabrication and theory, properties of gratings, specific applications, sensing technology, glass poling, advances in femtosecond laser writing of Bragg gratings and FBG measurement techniques. In addition to material on telecommunications usage of FBGs, application areas such as fiber lasers and sensors are addressed in greater detail. This special version of Picwave is limited to modelling only the passive fibre devices covered in this book. However the full PicWave package is capable of modelling other non-linear and active devices such as laser diodes and SOAs as discussed in Chapter 8. More information about PicWave can be found at www.photond.com/products/picwave.htm. In addition to researchers, scientists, and graduate students, this book will be of interest to industrial practitioners in the field of fabrication of fiber optic materials and devices. Raman Kashyap, Canada Research Chair holder on Future Photonics Systems, and Professor at École Polytechnique, University of Montréal since 2003, has researched optical fibers and devices for over 30 years. He pioneered the fabrication of FBGs and applications in telecommunications and photonics. Provides an overview of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs), from fundamentals to applications Evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of particular applications, methods and techniques Contains new chapters on sensing, femtosecond laser writing of FBGs and poling of glass and optical fibers Includes a special version of the photonic simulator PicWave(tm), allowing the reader to make live simulations of many of the example devices presented in the book

Polymer Optical Fiber Bragg Gratings

Polymer Optical Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author: Ricardo Oliveira,Lucia Maria Botas Bilro,Rogerio Nunes Nogueira
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1000734005
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Optical Fiber Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

Polymer optical fibers (POFs) have been regarded as a viable alternative to silica fibers in a variety of sensing applications. Fiber optic sensors offer key advantages over other sensing technologies, which include immunity to electromagnetic interference, compact, lightweight, multiplexing capability, and higher sensitivity. This book gives an overview of the polymer optical fiber Bragg grating (POFBG) technology over the last 20 years, covering aspects related to the fiber Bragg grating fabrication and also sensing applications. The book is split into five chapters, and it is written in such a way that can provide a comprehensive and simple route to new users, scientists and engineers working or wishing to work in the field of POFBGs: Describes the systems commonly employed for producing fiber Braggs gratings (FBGs) in silica fibers that can be used for the production of POFBGs; Explores different laser sources for the inscription of POFBGs; Explores the capability of using this technology at the visible and infrared region, in different fiber types (e.g., step-index, microstructured, unclad, highly birefringent) and in fibers composed of different polymer materials such as PMMA, doped PMMA, PS and ZEONEX; Reports the fabrication of different types of POF gratings, such as uniform, phase-shifted, tilted, chirped, and long-period gratings; Shows the opportunities of POFBGs for a variety of sensing applications. The insight to the use of POFBGs provides a vision for the opportunities of this fiber optic technology.

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Recent Advancements Industrial Applications and Market Exploitation

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors  Recent Advancements  Industrial Applications and Market Exploitation
Author: Andrea Cusano,Antonello Cutolo,Jacques Albert
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011
ISBN: 160805084X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Recent Advancements Industrial Applications and Market Exploitation Book Excerpt:

The book is an exciting source of information for individuals interested in learning about and marketing sensors. The book focuses on scientific and commercial advances in Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor technology since its discovery over 30 years ago.

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Development and Applications

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors  Development and Applications
Author: Hisham K. Hisham
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1000021726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors Development and Applications Book Excerpt:

This book presents the basic principles of optical sensor technology in line with the tremendous development in the concept of optical fibers. In the first four chapters, the book discusses the basic principles of optical sensor technology in a simplified manner, making it suitable for all levels of study and research. The seven remaining chapters are concerned with the practical applications of optical sensor technology in all fields such as oil and gas, civil engineering, medical and military fields and harsh environments.

Fiber Bragg Gratings

Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author: Andreas Othonos,Kyriacos Kalli
Publsiher: Artech House Optoelectronics L
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

Fiber Bragg gratings are flexible, cost-effective and highly efficient, with a vast range of potential applications. This timely new work provides a comprehensive description of the principles and practical applications of this latest technology, which has the potential to revolutionize telecommunications and significantly impact optical fiber sensing. Here the authors explain the underlying physics and practical aspects in a clear and unambiguous manner.

Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics

Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics
Author: William N. Sharpe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1098
Release: 2008-12-04
ISBN: 0387268839
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics Book Excerpt:

As a reference book, the Springer Handbook provides a comprehensive exposition of the techniques and tools of experimental mechanics. An informative introduction to each topic is provided, which advises the reader on suitable techniques for practical applications. New topics include biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics. Written and compiled by internationally renowned experts in the field, this book is a timely, updated reference for both practitioners and researchers in science and engineering.

Fiber Bragg Gratings

Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author: Marcelo Martins Werneck,Regina Célia da Silva Barros Allil,Fábio Vieira Batista de Nazaré
Publsiher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781510613850
Category: Bragg gratings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

"This Tutorial Text delivers essential information concerning fiber Bragg gratings to professionals and researchers with an approach based on rules of thumb and practical aspects, enabling quick access to the main principles and techniques, and allowing readers to set up their own laboratory or application. It provides detailed information about how to operate and use these novel sensors, particularly with respect to the required infrastructure, daily operation, and possible applications. After a discussion of the primary concepts, practical aspects regarding the development of a FBG laboratory and how these components are manufactured and used in practical applications are presented. The following chapters outline the operation of Bragg gratings and, for instance, discuss how measurement information can be retrieved (interrogation techniques), calibration methods, and how to prepare and deploy the devices in real monitoring conditions. The final chapters present several successful, real-world applications of the technology"--

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology
Author: L.S. Grattan,B.T. Meggitt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1475760795
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology Book Excerpt:

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology, Advanced Applications - Bragg Gratings and Distributed Sensors, builds upon the foundations of the subject in the preceding four volumes of this series, concentrating as they do upon both applications and the technology of advanced optical fiber sensors. Previous volumes have covered the fundamentals of the field, devices and systems and chemical and environmental monitoring. This volume deals with a range of highly topical sensor devices and commercial systems, with considerable emphasis upon one of the most important areas, Bragg gratings in fibers, their fabrication and applications in advanced sensor systems and the principles and use of distributed fiber optic sensors. The volume is well illustrated and referenced, pointing to hundreds of key publications accessible in the open literature. It draws upon a group of authors with an international reputation for their work in the area, carefully edited into a coherent and logical text by the editors, based on their considerable experience in the field. This book series will provide an invaluable source for researchers, engineers and advanced students in the field of optical fibers, optoelectronics and measurement and sensing.

Current Trends in Short and Longperiod Fiber Gratings

Current Trends in Short and Longperiod Fiber Gratings
Author: Edvin Falk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 9781681172880
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Trends in Short and Longperiod Fiber Gratings Book Excerpt:

A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is a type of distributed Bragg reflector constructed in a short segment of optical fiber that reflects particular wavelengths of light and transmits all others. This is achieved by creating a periodic variation in the refractive index of the fiber core, which generates a wavelength-specific dielectric mirror. A fiber Bragg grating can therefore be used as an inline optical filter to block certain wavelengths, or as a wavelength-specific reflector. Fiber Bragg gratings are created by "inscribing" or "writing" systematic (periodic or aperiodic) variation of refractive index into the core of a special type of optical fiber using an intense ultraviolet (UV) source such as a UV laser. A long-period fiber grating couples light from a guided mode into forward propagating cladding modes where it is lost due to absorption and scattering. It is an optical fiber structure with the properties periodically varying along the fiber, such that the conditions for the interaction of several copropagating modes are satisfied. The period of such a structure is of the order of a fraction of a millimeter. In contrast to the fiber Bragg gratings, LPFGs couple copropagating modes with close propagation constants; therefore, the period of such a grating can considerably exceed the wavelength of radiation propagating in the fiber. Because the period of an LPFG is much larger than the wavelength, LPFGs are relatively simple to manufacture. Since LPFGs couple copropagating modes, their resonances can only be observed in transmission spectra. Long period grating has a wide variety of applications, including band-rejection filters, gain flattening filter and sensors. Various gratings with complex structures have been designed: gratings combining several LPFGs, LPFGs with superstructures, chirped gratings, and gratings with apodization. Various LPFG-based devices have been developed: filters, sensors, fiber dispersion compensators, etc. This book entitled Current Trends in Short- and Long-period Fiber Gratings emphasizes the current trends in both short- and long-period fiber grating technology. This book intends to provide highlights of the current topics in this area, showing the recent advances in the field of fiber gratings.

Optical Fiber Sensors

Optical Fiber Sensors
Author: Ginu Rajan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1351831240
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Fiber Sensors Book Excerpt:

Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications describes the physical principles of, and latest developments in, optical fiber sensors. Providing a fundamental understanding of the design, operation, and practical applications of fiber optic sensing systems, this book: Discusses new and emerging areas of research including photonic crystal fiber sensors, micro- and nanofiber sensing, liquid crystal photonics, acousto-optic effects in fiber, and fiber laser-based sensing Covers well-established areas such as surface plasmon resonance sensors, interferometric fiber sensors, polymer fiber sensors, Bragg gratings in polymer and silica fibers, and distributed fiber sensors Explores humidity sensing applications, smart structure applications, and medical applications, supplying detailed examples of the various fiber optic sensing technologies in use Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications draws upon the extensive academic and industrial experience of its contributing authors to deliver a comprehensive introduction to optical fiber sensors with a strong practical focus suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists and engineers working in the field.

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology
Author: L.S. Grattan,B.T. Meggitt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 1475760817
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Fiber Sensor Technology Book Excerpt:

Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Sensor Technology The field of optical fiber sensors continues to expand and develop, being increasingly influenced by new applications of the technologies that have been the topics of research for some years. In this way, the subject continues to mature and reach into new areas of engineering. This text in the series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology provides a foundation for a better understanding of those developments in the basic science and its applications in fiber sensors, underpinning the subject today. This book builds upon the work in an earlier single volume which covered a broad area of the subject, but which now, in this, volume 1 of the series, focuses upon the fundamentals and essentials of the technology. Material which is included has been carefully reviewed and in most cases thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the current state of the subject, and provide an essential background for the more applications-oriented content of the subsequent volumes of the series. This volume opens with a status paper on optical fiber sensor technology, by Kenneth Grattan and Tong Sun providing in it a flavor of the main topics in the field and giving an essential overview at the sort of systems which are discussed in more detail in the other chapters in the whole series. An extensive publication list of readily accessible papers reflecting these topics is included.

Fiber Bragg Gratings

Fiber Bragg Gratings
Author: Evangelos Vasilios Diatzikis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

ABSTRACT: Bragg gratings were written into the core of an optical fiber using a phase mask and a continuous wave ultraviolet laser. The gratings exhibited a temperature induced shift in the Bragg wavelength. Fiber samples were exposed to hydrogen loading which resulted in enhanced photosensitivity of the fiber core, shorter writing times, and higher reflecting gratings. Phase shifted Bragg gratings were fabricated by utilizing the spatial modes of the ultraviolet laser during writing. A demodulation technique for fiber Bragg grating sensors is presented. It is based on the generation of an electrical carrier by using a modulated multimode laser diode to illuminate the fiber grating. The change in Bragg wavelength is measured by tracking the phase of the carrier at the detector output in either an open or a closed loop scheme. Experimental data was obtained for both strain and temperature measurements. The system showed a strong immunity to optical power fluctuations. The application of this demodulation scheme to a multiplexed sensing system is also demonstrated.

An Introduction to Optoelectronic Sensors

An Introduction to Optoelectronic Sensors
Author: Giancarlo C. Righini
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9812834133
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Optoelectronic Sensors Book Excerpt:

"Preface -- Part I: Optoelectronic Sensors Technologies -- 1. Fiber and Integrated Optics Sensors: Fundamentals and Applications G. C. Righini, A. G. Mignani, I. Cacciari and M. Brenci -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Fiber and Integrated Optics: Fundamentals of Waveguiding -- 3. Waveguide Sensors: Basic Working Principle -- 4. Fiber Optic Sensors -- 5. Long-Period Optical Fiber Grating Sensors -- 6. Micro-structured Fiber Sensors -- 7. Integrated Optic Sensors -- 8. Conclusions -- References -- 2. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Industrial Applications C. Ambrosino, A. Iadicicco, S. Campopiano, A. Cutolo, M. Giordano and A. Cusano -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Fiber Bragg Gratings History -- 3. Fiber Bragg Gratings as Sensors -- 4. Civil Applications -- 5. Aerospace Applications -- 6. Energy Applications -- 7. Oil and Gas Applications -- 8. Transport Applications -- 9. Underwater Applications -- 10. Perspective and Challenges -- References -- 3. Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors R. Bernini, A. Minardo and L. Zeni -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Linear Backscattering Systems -- 3. Non-Linear Backscattering Systems -- 4. Non-Linear Forward-Scattering Systems -- 5. Conclusions -- References -- 4. Lightwave Technologies for Interrogation Systems of Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensors D. Donisi, R. Beccherelli and A. d'Alessandro -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Operating Principle of the Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor -- 3. FBG Interrogation Techniques -- 4. An Integrated Tunable Filter using Composite Holographic Grating -- 5. POLICRYPS Filterbased FBG Sensors Interrogation -- 6. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 5. Surface Plasmon Resonance: Applications in Sensors and Biosensors R. Rella and M. G. Manera -- 1. Introduction -- 2. SPR Theory -- 3. Optical Sensors based on Surface Plasmon Resonance -- 4. Application of SPR in Chemical Sensors and Biosensors -- 5. SPR Instrumentation: From Traditional SPR Instrument to SPR Imaging -- 6. Future Capabilities -- References -- 6. Microresonators for Sensing Applications S. Berneschi, G. Nunzi Conti, S. Pelli and S. Soria -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Whispering Gallery Modes in a Microsphere -- 3. WGM Resonators: Applications in Sensing -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 7. Photonic Crystals: Towards a Novel Generation of Integrated Optical Devices for Chemical and Biological Detection A. Ricciardi, C. Ciminelli, M. Pisco, S. Campopiano, C. E. Campanella, E. Scivittaro, M. N. Armenise, A. Cutolo and A. Cusano -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Photonic Crystals 190; Fundamental Principles -- 3. Functional Photonic Band Gap Components and Devices -- 4. Photonic Crystals for Chemical and Biological Sensing -- 5. Photonic Crystal Fibers Sensors -- 6. Perspectives and Challenges -- References -- 8. Micromachining Technologies for Sensor Applications P. M. Sarro, A. Irace and P. J. French -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Bulk Micromachining -- 3. Surface Micromachining -- 4. Characterization of Thin Film Membranes -- 5. Conclusions and Outlook -- References -- 9. Spectroscopic Techniques for Sensors S. Pelli, A. Chiasera, M. Ferrari and G. C. Righini -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Absorption, Reflectance and Transmission Measurements -- 3. Luminescence Measurements -- 4. Raman and Brillouin Measurements -- 5. Conclusions -- References -- 10. Laser Doppler Vibrometry P. Castellini, G. M. Revel". -- OCLC.

Optical Fiber Sensors

Optical Fiber Sensors
Author: Ginu Rajan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1482228297
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Fiber Sensors Book Excerpt:

Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications describes the physical principles of, and latest developments in, optical fiber sensors. Providing a fundamental understanding of the design, operation, and practical applications of fiber optic sensing systems, this book: Discusses new and emerging areas of research including photonic crystal fiber sensors, micro- and nanofiber sensing, liquid crystal photonics, acousto-optic effects in fiber, and fiber laser-based sensing Covers well-established areas such as surface plasmon resonance sensors, interferometric fiber sensors, polymer fiber sensors, Bragg gratings in polymer and silica fibers, and distributed fiber sensors Explores humidity sensing applications, smart structure applications, and medical applications, supplying detailed examples of the various fiber optic sensing technologies in use Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications draws upon the extensive academic and industrial experience of its contributing authors to deliver a comprehensive introduction to optical fiber sensors with a strong practical focus suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists and engineers working in the field.

Sensors

Sensors
Author: Yueh-Min Ray Huang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2008-08-18
ISBN: 3540690301
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors Book Excerpt:

Sensors are the most important component in any system and engineers in any field need to understand the fundamentals of how these components work, how to select them properly and how to integrate them into an overall system. This book has outlined the fundamentals, analytical concepts, modelling and design issues, technical details and practical applications of different types of sensors, electromagnetic, capacitive, ultrasonic, vision, Terahertz, displacement, fibre-optic and so on. The book: addresses the identification, modeling, selection, operation and integration of a wide variety of sensors, demonstrates the concepts of different sensors technology through simulation, design and real implementations, discusses the design and fabrication of high performance modern sensors technology, presents a selection of cutting-edge applications. Written by experts in their area of research, this book will be useful reference book for engineers and scientist especially the post-graduate students find this book as reference book for their research.

Complex Fiber Bragg Grating Fabrication and Applications

Complex Fiber Bragg Grating Fabrication and Applications
Author: Yisi Liu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diffraction gratings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Fiber Bragg Grating Fabrication and Applications Book Excerpt:

Full Matlab Code for Synthesis and Optimization of Bragg Gratings

Full Matlab Code for Synthesis and Optimization of Bragg Gratings
Author: Fethallah Karim
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 1527521192
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Full Matlab Code for Synthesis and Optimization of Bragg Gratings Book Excerpt:

This book presents a theoretical description of fiber Bragg gratings, focusing on channels’ densification and the tunability of Bragg filters. It also includes a full Matlab code for the synthesis and optimization of several kinds of fiber Bragg gratings by using the directed tabu search, the simulated annealing method and the genetic algorithm. Physical and optical parameters of uniform, chirped and sampled fiber Bragg gratings are then reconstructed with these algorithms.

Tunable Fiber Bragg Grating Using Evanescent Field Coupling

Tunable Fiber Bragg Grating Using Evanescent Field Coupling
Author: Jae-yoon Jeong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tunable Fiber Bragg Grating Using Evanescent Field Coupling Book Excerpt:

In this work, we present experimental results on tenability of fiber Bragg grating incorporating evanescent field coupling. Evanescent field is the exponentially decaying part of an optical mode formed in a waveguide. A section of fiber with a Bragg grating written in it is side-polished until most of the cladding is removed. The evanescent field is modified by applying different index matching oil and by placing a dielectric material on the polished area of the fiber. A tunability as much as 5 nm was demonstrated as the applied index matching oil varied from n = 1.40 to n = 1.45. Polarization dependent behavior of the device was also measured and it was found out that the polarization component that is perpendicular to the polished surface experiences severe loss. A prototype tunable grating device incorporating a MEMS structure is also discussed.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Fiber Optics Weekly Update
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Information Gatekeepers Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiber Optics Weekly Update Book Excerpt:

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors
Author: Marcelo M. Werneck,Regina Célia S. B. Allil
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN: 1351580574
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors Book Excerpt:

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors cover the fundamentals and applications of a new class of fiber sensors. With contributions from leading academics in the area, this book covers the theory of plastic optical fiber sensors or (POFs), as well as applications in oil, gas, biotechnology, and energy fields. Using multiple examples, the editors showcase the advantageous characteristics of POFs, such as ease of handling, large diameter, inexpensive peripheral components and simple termination tools. By doing so, the editors assert that there has been a proliferation of the use of POFs in new consumer products. The book also highlights uses for building various products, such as a POF sensor for oil trucker valve monitoring, a monitoring system for high voltage substation switch, an oil leaking sensor for offshore platforms and a solar tracker for illumination. Including over 300 black and white images, this book would be highly beneficial for professionals in manufacturing as well as academics in universities, particularly those who use optical fiber sensors on a regular basis.