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Sensors 2014, 14(4), 7451-7488; doi:10.3390/s140407451
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Chronology of Fabry-Perot Interferometer Fiber-Optic Sensors and Their Applications: A Review

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Received: 30 December 2013 / Revised: 29 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 April 2014 / Published: 24 April 2014
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Abstract

Optical fibers have been involved in the area of sensing applications for more than four decades. Moreover, interferometric optical fiber sensors have attracted broad interest for their prospective applications in sensing temperature, refractive index, strain measurement, pressure, acoustic wave, vibration, magnetic field, and voltage. During this time, numerous types of interferometers have been developed such as Fabry-Perot, Michelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac Fiber, and Common-path interferometers. Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) fiber-optic sensors have been extensively investigated for their exceedingly effective, simple fabrication as well as low cost aspects. In this study, a wide variety of FPI sensors are reviewed in terms of fabrication methods, principle of operation and their sensing applications. The chronology of the development of FPI sensors and their implementation in various applications are discussed.
Keywords: interferometer; Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI); FPI fabrication techniques; FPI sensing applications interferometer; Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI); FPI fabrication techniques; FPI sensing applications
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Islam, M.R.; Ali, M.M.; Lai, M.-H.; Lim, K.-S.; Ahmad, H. Chronology of Fabry-Perot Interferometer Fiber-Optic Sensors and Their Applications: A Review. Sensors 2014, 14, 7451-7488.

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