How Optical Sensors Will Change the World

Optical sensors are changing the way that we interact with the world. They are emerging to play a vital role in manufacturing automation, consumer electronics, energy production, and more. Industry professionals continue to push boundaries and find new ways to make optical sensors work better than ever.

Soon, optical sensor manufacturers will use this technology to perform high-speed, continuous inspections on everything imaginable. Size, configuration, and material composition will be no obstacle. Just as optical fibers revolutionized the communications industry, hi-tech professionals can expect to see this technology impact sensors and high-powered lasers. This shift toward optical sensors won’t take long; experts expect the industry to see exceptional growth by 2025.

New Custom Sensors

They say that necessity drives innovation, and that has certainly been the case for optical sensors. As developers continue to demand fiber optics for more specific applications, manufacturers like Fiberguide are transforming to meet customer needs.

Customized specifically for the purpose in which they are commissioned, leaders in the industry are building fibers in many different shapes, materials, and sizes. Some offer higher speed, others are incredibly small, and others are being manufactured at significantly less cost than their predecessors. With each new application, the industry improves. As technology continues to boom in our society and demand grows, professionals can expect more innovation in fiber optic sensing.

Benefits of Fiber Sensors Over Competitors

Unlike other sensors, which only take measurements at certain points, most fiber sensors operate continuously, taking measurements uninterruptedly. This precision allows for incredible leaps in 3D printing and other technologies that require exactitude.

Some fiber sensors now use interferometric configurations, which allow incredible range, sensitivity and accuracy. These configurations work using interference between two separate beams. These beams can either propagate through two different paths in the same fiber or through two fibers. The result is a sensor that works well in sensitive industries, such as biometrics.

Denser Data

Thanks to customized sensors and new capabilities with lasers and white light, fiber optic technology will soon be able to send more data in a short time. This innovation is set to have a positive, lasting impact for the world of metrology. One study has already found real-world applications for this technology in the naval, aeronautical, and automotive industries.

Fiberguide’s Role

It’s clear that specialty fibers will bring incredible change across a variety of industries. Fiberguide Industries currently manufactures over 500 unique optical fiber parts, and continues to innovate to meet customer demands. We produce parts for a variety of technologies, including photonics, power delivery, and data communications. More recently, Fiberguide has begun building FBG-based fiber optic sensors, and is working to marry this technology to our expertise in high temperature fiber. This promises to yield FBG-based sensors with unmatched performance in high temperature environments. Learn more about Fiberguide and our optical fibers today.

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