APPLICATIONS: SENSING SOLUTIONS

Helping people with solutions for the industries that affect their lives

Overview

Various fiber optic sensors have existed for many decades. However, it is only since the advent of Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) in the mid 1990s that broad commercial acceptance began. FBG technology offers many advantages over electrical and even other optical sensors; advantages which open doors to new applications where traditional sensors either fail or cannot be used:

  • Reveal the structural health of a bridge, building, dam, airplane, train…
  • Improve the efficiency of wind turbines, oil extraction, jet engines…
  • Warn of impending dangers within a tunnel, chemical or nuclear plant…
  • Enhance sensitivities of medical instruments, industrial tools…

Fiber optic sensors work within high electromagnetic fields and are immune to lightning and corrosion. They are small and light, easy to install, and for many applications, cost less than the traditional alternatives. Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) are multiplex-able and multifunctional, meaning many sensors can be placed along a single fiber and they can be various types of sensors such as strain, temperature, acceleration, pressure, etc.

Micron Optics offers fiber optic sensors, instruments and ENLIGHT Sensing Analysis Software based on optical technologies for industries such as oil and gas, civil engineering, aerospace, transportation and marine, power, and others.

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