Fiber Optic Sensor Technologies and Their Applications

Thursday, 10 March 08:00 – 10:00


Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Yosuke Mizuno, Yokohama National Univ., Japan
Raja Ahmad, Molex, USA
John Ballato, Clemson University, USA


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. 


Olav Solgaard, Stanford University, USA
Optical Detection of Ultrasound

Yuan Wang, University of Ottawa, Canada
Optical Chirped Pulse Generation and Its Application for Distributed and Dynamic Strain Sensing

Paul Westbrook, OFS Labs, USA
Enhanced Back Scattering Fibers for Distributed Sensing

Sylvain Girard, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, France
Radiation Effects on Fiber Sensors: Risks and Opportunities

Vasilis Ntziachristos, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Optical Detection of Ultrasound

Yongkang Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Opto-Mechanical Time Domain Analysis for Distributed Measurement of Acoustic Impedance and Fiber Diameter