Optical waveguide sensors

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Fluitman, J. and Popma, Th. (1986) Optical waveguide sensors. Sensors and Actuators, 10 (1-2). pp. 25-46. ISSN 0250-6874

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Abstract:An overview of the field of optical waveguide sensors is presented. Some emphasis is laid on the development of a single scheme under which the diversity of sensor principles can be arranged. First three types of sensors are distinguished: intrinsic, extrinsic and active. Next, two steps are distinguished in the sensing process: the physical alteration of the waveguide (via geometrical and/or materials effects) and the effect thereof on the guided light (changing phase and/or amplitude of the light modes). The diversity and common features of the field of optical waveguide sensors are demonstrated with the help of many examples.

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Copyright:© 1986 Elsevier Science
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/69710
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0250-6874(86)80033-6
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