4. Optical Detectors

  1. Eric Udd1,2 and
  2. William B. Spillman Jr.1,3
  1. William B. Spillman Jr.1,3

Published Online: 18 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118014103.ch4

Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Spillman, W. B. (2011) Optical Detectors, in Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds E. Udd and W. B. Spillman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118014103.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Columbia Gorge Research, Fairview, Oregon, USA

  2. 2

    McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company, Santa Ana, California, USA

  3. 3

    Aircraft Systems Division, Goodrich Corporation, Vergennes, Vermont, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Columbia Gorge Research, Fairview, Oregon, USA

  2. 3

    Aircraft Systems Division, Goodrich Corporation, Vergennes, Vermont, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470126844

Online ISBN: 9781118014103

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Keywords:

  • optical detectors, commonly used optical detectors - for fiber optic sensors, semiconductor photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes;
  • semiconductor photodiodes - a photodiode, of a p–n semiconductor junction;
  • spectral detection, wavelength encoding fiber optic sensors - detection of spectral components of optical signal

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Background

  • Semiconductor Photodiodes

  • Avalanche Photodiodes

  • Noise

  • Spectral Detection

  • Summary

  • References