Low-loss optical fibres have revolutionized the field of telecommunications. This book introduces the physical principles of optical fibres, and describes their use in sensor technology and modern optical communication systems.
Designed specifically to meet the needs of readers in technology/technical programs, this introduction to fiber optics offers a less-theoretical/mathematical and more applied, algebra-based approach to the subject.
Get up to speed on fiber optics with a minimum of maths * The fundamentals for everyone involved in fiber optic applications * The new edition includes coverage of the international BICSI standards * A practical guide to fiber optics, which assumes only a general secondary education background John Crisp's Introduction to Fiber Optics is well established as an introductory text for engineers, managers and students. It meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else who wants to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Review questions are included to check understanding. The second edition includes new chapters on LANs, installation techniques, and the international BICSI standards. Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into or a course text that is readable and straightforward, John Crisp has the solution.
Adopting a non-theoretical/mathematical approach, this book offers a practical introduction to fibre optics. The text begins with technical details, moves through tools and techniques, and concludes with applications.
The book is an introduction to the rapidly emerging field of fiber optic sensors that is having significant impact upon areas such as guidance and control, structural monitoring, process control, biotechnology, geographical information systems and medicine.
Since the technology has moved strongly into a number of different areas a textbook of this sort could be used by a wide variety of academic departments including physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering and bioengineering. To make the second edition as widely appealing as possible a series of significant upgrades were made. 1. The book is structured to support a variety of academic programs and it can also be used as a general reference by practicing engineers and scientists. 2. The introductory chapter has been revised to outline the new content of the second edition and provide a overview of the current status of fiber optic sensor technology. 3. A new, extensive chapter has been added covering fiber optic grating sensor technology and its application to aerospace, civil structures, oil and gas and power generating applications. 4. A second new chapter has been added on the emerging field of biomedical fiber optic sensors. This is one of the most rapidly growing fields of use for fiber optic sensors and with rising health costs and medical advances promises to be an important area for many years to come.
A practical, applied introduction to fibre optics which adopts a non-mathematical approach and is geared specifically to the technician-level student. It considers fibre optics components and applications and the theoretical foundation required for more advanced courses.
This authoritative new resource presents fiber optic sensors and their applications in medical device design and biomedical engineering. Readers gain an understanding of which technology to use and adopt, and how to connect technologies with their respective applications. This book explores the innovation of diagnostics and how to use diagnostic tools. Principles of fiber optic sensing are covered and include details about intensity-based sensors, fiber bragg gratings, distributed sensors, and fabry-perot interferometers. This book explores interrogation software, standards for medical sensors, and discusses protocols and tools for validation. Various medical device engineering and applications are examined, including sensor catheterization, cardiovascular sensors, diagnostic in gastroscopy, urology, neurology, sensing in thermal ablation. Applications and detection of SPR sensors are presented, along with minimally invasive robotic surgery, smart textiles, wearable sensors and fiber-optic spectrometric sensors. This is a one-stop reference on fiber optic sensors for biomed applications.