Widening Set of Applications and Benefits over Conventional Electronic Sensors Drives Global Market for Fiber Optic Sensors

Other than being an excellent information-carrying medium for a variety of telecommunication applications, fiber optics also form an attractive candidate for applications in the fields of instrumentation, control, and sensing. In these areas, optical fibers have made significant advances in the past few years. The field of global optical fiber sensors market, especially, has come a long way in terms of technical advancements and development of innovative new products as well as their adoption across a variety of application areas.

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There are many advantages of fiber optic sensors above conventional electronic sensors that make them a better candidate for monitoring environmental changes.

Some of these features, which make fiber optic sensors more viable than electronic sensors, are:

Their easy integration into a wide array of structures and composite materials, with very little interference owing to their small size and cylindrical shape

Non-conductance of electric current

Immunity from radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference

Light weight

High resistance to harsh environments

High sensitivity

Capability to sense a variety of attributes such as corrosion, strain, pressure, acoustic signals, and temperature

Technological Progress Leading to High Use of Fiber Optic Sensors

Over the years of continued use, a lot of research has gone into fiber optic sensing technology and the field has become increasingly sophisticated with every passing day. From their early use in the telecommunication industry and LAN operations, fiber optic sensors are currently widely used in the oil and gas industry, the field of wind energy generation, smart buildings, a variety of sensitive construction sites, and homeland security operations, among others.

The global market for fiber optic sensors is...