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Optical Fiber Sensor Technology

Chemical and Environmental Sensing

  • K. T. V. Grattan
  • B. T. Meggitt

Part of the Optoelectronics, Imaging and Sensing book series (OISS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Brian D. MacCraith
    Pages 15-46
  3. M. R. Shahriari
    Pages 47-65
  4. J. V. Magill
    Pages 113-132
  5. K. T. V. Grattan, Z. Y. Zhang
    Pages 133-203
  6. K. T. V. Grattan, Z. Y. Zhang, T. Sun
    Pages 205-247
  7. A. T. Augousti, J. Mason
    Pages 249-269
  8. Y. N. Ning, K. T. V. Grattan
    Pages 271-317
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 319-336

About this book

Introduction

Environmental and chemical sensors in optical fiber sensor technology The nature of the environment in which we live and work, and the precarious state of many aspects of the natural environment, has been a major lesson for scientists over the last few decades. Public awareness of the issues involved is high, and often coupled with a scepticism of the ability of the scientist and engineer to provide an adequate, or even rapid solution to the preservation of the environment before further damage is done, and to achieve this with a mini­ mum of expenditure. Monitoring of the various aspects of the environment, whether it be external or internal to ourselves and involving chemical, physical or biomedical parameters is an essential process for the well-being of mankind and of the individual. Legis­ lative requirements set new standards for measurement and control all around us, which must be met by the most appropriate of the technologies available, commensurate with the costs involved. Optical fiber sensor technology has a major part to play in this process, both to complement existing technologies and to promote new solutions to difficult measurement issues. The developments in new sources and detectors covering wider ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, with higher sensitivity, allow the use of techniques that some time ago would have been considered inappropriate or lacking in sufficient sensitivity.

Keywords

Passe Sensor communication material sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • K. T. V. Grattan
    • 1
  • B. T. Meggitt
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic & Information EngineeringCity UniversityLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2484-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4031-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2484-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6806
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