Fiber sensor technology is one of the key areas of sensor technology. Modern fiber optic cables are increasingly opening up new applications in the field of sensor and illumination technology. Over the past few years, fiber sensors based on integrated Bragg gratings in particular have been frequently used for temperature and strain measurements. The use of laser technology for the functionalization of fiber end surfaces and the optimization of fiber construction and fiber bonding technology opens up a wide range of design possibilities. For example, fibers on the shell surface could be structured in a targeted way using laser beams to use decoupled light for illumination applications or to couple signals into the fiber.
Distributed Fiber Optic solution for measuring Temperature and Strain using single ended Brillouin OTDR
Here is a quick overview of the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomograhphy) testers from OCTPRO.
The os1100 Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) is designed for use in fiber optic sensing applications. It is a single FBG centered in a two meter length of polyimide coated optical fiber. It may be used individually or can be spliced into an array of many FBGs.
The os1200 Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Array is designed for use in fiber optic sensing applications. It is a six meter long polyimide coated optical fiber with five FBGs spaced at one meter intervals.
The si155 is an industrial grade fan-less optical sensing interrogator. Featuring both static and dynamic full spectrum analysis, the si155 provides long-term, reliable and accurate measurements of hundreds of sensors on 4 parallel, 160 nm wide channels.
The OFE-001 is a fiber pigtailed compact optical incremental frequency encoder that can measure the instantaneous optical frequency change of tunable lasers or other light sources.
The FBG-based optical sensors offer an alternative to conventional electrical sensors.
The sm125 is a compact, industrial grade, static optical sensor interrogation module, field proven for robust, reliable, and long term field operation.
OFE-DSP incorporates a DSP circuitry with OFE-001 to output absolute optical frequency in both analog and digital formats.
The os3100 is a spot-welded or epoxy-mounted optical strain gage based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology.
The sm041 Channel Multiplexer is a compact, field proven, industrial grade multiplexer module that conveniently and economically adds measurement channels and fiber connections to an sm125 or sm130 interrogator.
The os3150 is a rugged, spot-weldable strain gage based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology