Optical waveguide sensors

J.H.J. Fluitman, T.J.A. Popma

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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.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)25-46
JournalSensors and actuators
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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