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Example TEST entry : Optical Fibre Sensing Applications | Innovation academy | PhotonHUB ecosystem
Example TEST entry : Optical Fibre Sensing Applications
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PhotonHub Demo centre
1. 7. 2021
1. 12. 2021
Glass and Polymer Specialty Fibres and Fibre Devices
Digital infrastructure Manufacturing

Optical fibre sensors (OFS) are part of the field of optical metrology, which is the science and technology of performing measurements with light. An optical fibre sensor encodes a measurand of interest (the perturbation that you want to measure) in one (or more) properties of an optical signal that is guided through an optical fibre.

This one-day hands-on training course provides industry, especially those addressing a sensorization need, with a detailed overview of important point and distributed OFS sensing techniques and how they are applied in engineering environments.

The course will focus on three hands-on sessions; 1) Fabrication and Characterization of fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs); 2) Measurement campaign with FBGs and optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR); 3) Processing of raw data into engineering values & Interpretation; Course attendees will learn how OFS are fabricated, installed and interrogated and what measurements they deliver.

  1. Understanding of operation principles of optical fibre sensors
  2. See the fabrication process to produce fibre Bragg gratings (hands-on activity)
  3. Perform measurements on an asset instrumented with optical fibre sensors (hands-on activity)
  4. Understand, process and interpret the raw sensor data (hands-on activity)
No experience Medium experience
It is desirable but not essential that course attendees have a basic understanding of photonics. The course is ideally suited to those planning to implement optical fibre sensors.
250 €
including caterign and project consumables
9 persons
Groups of 3/6/9 people per course