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Fiber optic training PhotonHub

Hands-on training course: Fiber optic sensors and specialty optical fibres for applications in industry

Curious to know how fiber optics can be used as sensors in industry? In this full 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

  • How does fiber optic sensing work and how does the choice of fiber make a difference?
  • How can you customize an optical fiber for your sensor needs and your specific application? 

The day will contain courses, Q&As and hands-on demonstrations.

Learn about different types of fiber sensing, and what's important to make it all work. 

We'll be demonstrating real-world examples of fiber sensing that use various optical fibers (different coatings and buffer materials, waveguide designs and glass compositions, and modified fiber structures) to enable optical fibers that are more resistant to demanding environments, have improved sensor properties, and/or enables measurement of new quantities.

Join us for training in fiber optic sensing

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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 limited number of participants.

Registration is done via the form at the bottom of this page. 

Contact us for more information.  

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.

Related: 2 hour free webinar on fiber optic sensing. This short webinar is a perfect background, but not required to benefit from the full day training. 

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Photonhub Demo fall 2024
Isafjordsgatan 22 Kista Sweden
16 Oct 2024
300 Eur (including course fee and lunch) (excluding VAT)

Preliminary program:

09-9.30, Introduction, short visit to RISE facilities

09.30-10.30: Course: Fiber sensing basics and examples
Design parameters and fabrication of specialty optical fibres. Fiber optic sensing and sensor applications. 

Fika / coffee

10.45–11.30: Hands-on in the lab: Optical fibre handling

11.30–12.15: Case study 1: Fiber coating for sensing in harsh environments
Hands on in the lab: Distributed Temperature Sensing in high-voltage environment

12.15-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.15: Case study 2: Asset monitoring 
Hands on in the lab: Strain/shape mapping with FBGs

Fika / coffee

14.30–15.15: Case study 3: Vibration measurements using thin optical fibre cables
Hands on in the Lab: Distributed (phase) Optical Time domain Reflectometry (DAS)

15.30-17.00: Follow-up questions, discussions, and close

Åsa Claesson


Åsa Claesson

+46 70 221 16 46

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Photonhub Demo fall 2024

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