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Course: Specialty Optical Fibres for sensing applications in Industry

Curious to know how fiber optics can be used as sensors in industry? In this one day course, we demonstrate how fiber optic sensors are used in industry, and how custom optical fibers makes a difference.

Fiber optic sensors are used in demanding environments and in a variety of industries. In many cases, it is beneficial to design custom optical fibers for the application, so-called specialty fibers.

The aim of today's course is to practically demonstrate how fiber sensors and specialty optical fibers work, and provide a better understanding of how they can enable new products and industrial applications.

Course content

We will describe how to change the properties of an optical fiber and demonstrate the benefits of using custom fibers for sensors, through several real-world examples and demonstrations of how to use different coating materials, glass composition and modified fiber structures to enable optical fibers that are more resistant to demanding environments, has improved sensor properties, or enables measurement of new quantities.

Participants will also benefit from a brief introduction to metrology given by the National Metrology Institute of Sweden, introducing technical quality, certifications and accreditation procedures for a product.

Sign up for the course

The training takes place within the framework of the EU project PhotonHub. The course is held in English, on site at the RISE laboratories in Kista/Stockholm. The course can accommodate a very limited number of participants. Registration is done at PhotonHub's website, direct link to the registration via the 'Registration' button on this page.

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Who should attend?

The course is intended for development engineers and business developers who are curious to know how fiber optics can be used in industrial applications. A basic knowledge of fiber optics is preferred but not necessary.

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Photonhub Demo 2021
Isafjordsgatan 22 Kista Sweden
24 Nov 2021
250 Eur (including course fee and lunch)
9 out of 9

Preliminary program:

09-10, Introduction, visit of RISE facilities and virtual tour of a fibre draw tower

10-12, Course: Design parameters and fabrication of specialty optical fibres. Benefits of using specialty optical fibres for sensing applications in industry

13-14, Case study: Enhanced sensitivity using optimized fibre glass composition. Demo 1: Improved strain and temperature sensitivity using specialty fibres (hands-on)

14-15, Case Study: Fibre coating for sensing in harsh environment. Demo 2: Measurements in High-Voltage and Temperature Environment (hands-on)

15-16, Case study: Enabling new sensing functionalities by changing the fibre structure design. Demo 3: Hollow-core fibres for gas sensing (hands-on)

16-16.30, From laboratory to product: technical quality, certifications and accreditations

16.30-17, Follow-Up Questions & Close


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