Chapter 17. Optical-Based Sensing

  1. Daniel J. Inman2,
  2. Charles R. Farrar3,
  3. Vicente Lopes Junior4,5 and
  4. Valder Steffen Junior6
  1. Michael D. Todd

Published Online: 13 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470869097.ch17

Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems

Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems

How to Cite

Todd, M. D. (2005) Optical-Based Sensing, in Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems (eds D. J. Inman, C. R. Farrar, V. Lopes and V. Steffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869097.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 310 Durham Hall, Mail Code 0261, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

  2. 3

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Engineering Sciences and Applications, ESA-WR, Mail Stop T001, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA

  3. 4

    Av. Brasil, 56, 15.385-000 Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil

  4. 5

    Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  5. 6

    Federal University of Uberlândia, School of Mechanical Engineering, Campus Santa Monica, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, 38400-902, Brazil

Author Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Structural Engineering, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0085, La Jolla, CA 92093-0085, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470869079

Online ISBN: 9780470869093



  • primary optical sensing techniques;
  • Michelson interferometer;
  • fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs);
  • Kramers–Kronig effect;
  • tunable acousto-optic filter methods;
  • SFP filter;
  • charge-coupled device (CCD) spectrometer;
  • fiber-optic sensors;
  • micro-optical-electromechanical systems (MOEMS);
  • grating fabrication


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview and Scope of Chapter

  • Basic Optics Concepts

  • Primary Fiber Optic Sensing Approaches for Structural Measurements

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References