Fiber Bragg gratings are flexible, cost-effective and highly efficient, with a vast range of potential applications. This timely new work provides a comprehensive description of the principles and practical applications of this latest technology, which has the potential to revolutionize telecommunications and significantly impact optical fiber sensing. Here the authors explain the underlying physics and practical aspects in a clear and unambiguous manner.
About the Author
Andreas Othonos is an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Physics and his B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Toronto. Kyriacos Kalli is a Research Fellow in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He received his Ph.D. in Physics and his B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from thr University of Kent at Canterbury. He is a member of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, and the American Institute of Physics.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Photosensitivity in Optical Fibers. Properties of Fiber Bragg Gratings. Inscribing Bragg Gratings in Optical Fibers. Fiber Bragg Grating Theory. Applications of Bragg Gratings in Communications. Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors. Impact of Fiber Bragg Gratings.