Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS)

A Fiber Optic Sensor is a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element ("intrinsic sensors"), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the signals ("extrinsic sensors").  This fiber can measure strain, temperature, pressure and other quantities by modifying a fiber so that the quantity to be measured modulates the intensity, phase, polarization, and wavelength or transit time of light in the fiber.


Contributor: Antoine Bassil (ESR2)