Fiber Optic Sensor Technologies and Their Applications


Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Yosuke Mizuno, Yokohama National Univ., Japan


The scope of the panel speakers includes speciality optical fiber and waveguide devices for sensing various physical parameters. Such sensing devices enable the measurement of these parameters in a 1D space for the typical distributed sensor schemes, as well as in a 3D space for the more advanced applications. In addition, the materials used for fabricating the optical sensors can range from the conventional SiO2 glass to soft glasses, polymers, and other specialty materials. The applications of the fiber and waveguide sensors can be adopted in aerospace, infrastructure health monitoring, robotics, biotechnology, and telecommunications, which will be further discussed during panel discussion. 


To be determined.