Various fiber optic sensors have existed for many decades. However, it is
only since the advent of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) in the mid 1990s that broad
commercial acceptance began. FBG technology offers many advantages over electrical and
even other optical sensors; advantages which open doors to new applications
where traditional sensors either fail or cannot be used:
- Reveal the structural health of a bridge, building, dam, airplane, train...
- Improve the efficiency of wind turbines, oil extraction, jet engines...
- Warn of impending dangers within a tunnel, chemical or nuclear plant...
- Enhance sensitivities of medical instruments, industrial tools...
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Fiber optic sensors work within high electromagnetic fields and are
immune to lightning and corrosion. They are small and light, easy to install,
and for many applications, cost less than the traditional alternatives. Fiber
Bragg Gratings (FBGs) are multiplex-able and multifunctional, meaning many
sensors can be placed along a single fiber and they can be various types of
sensors such as strain, temperature, acceleration, pressure, etc.
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