FIBER-BASED SENSORS: Advances in optical sensors benefit broad array of markets

March 1, 2008
Advances in high-performance sensor materials and optoelectronics have enabled optical sensors for use in a diverse array of markets including life sciences, environmental, food and beverage, process control, and aviation.

Advances in high-performance sensor materials and optoelectronics have enabled optical sensors for use in a diverse array of markets including life sciences, environmental, food and beverage, process control, and aviation. Compared to traditional electrochemical sensing techniques, optical sensors can be made in small and customizable form factors. They also have faster response, provide long-term calibration free stability, are chemically inert, and couple easily to optical fibers for remote measurements. BOB KEARTON, MAHMOUD SHAHRIARI, JASON M. EICHENHOLZ OF OCEAN OPTICS (Dunedin, FL)

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