440-4125/01 – Fiber optic sensors II (VOS II)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Šiška, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Šiška, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CUB021 Ing. Jakub Čubík, Ph.D.
KEP019 Ing. Stanislav Kepák, Ph.D.
SIS017 doc. Ing. Petr Šiška, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 10+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The understanding of the basic processes and principles of fiber optic sensors and their deployment in industry applications. Students obtain practical skills in assembling, controling and evaluating outputs from sensors. Students also obtain abilities to work independently with assiciated devices.

Teaching methods



The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the use of optical fibers not only as a communication medium but also as a element suitable for sensory use. The subject is oriented on practical applications in the industry related with projects solved by research group OptiCE (for example Transportation, Safety, Energetics, Biomedical applications)

Compulsory literature:

UDD, E.: Fiber Optic Sensors: An Introduction for Engineers and Scientists. John Wiley and sons, Inc. (1991), ISBN 0-471-83007-0. LOPÉZ-HIGUERA, J. M.: Handbook of optical fibersensing technology. John Wiley and sons, Ltd. (2002), ISBN 0-471-82053-9.

Recommended literature:

Krohn, D. A.: Fiber Optic Sensors - Fundamentals and Applications. 4th ed. 2014. YIN, Shizhuo, Paul RUFFIN a Francis YU. Fiber Optic Sensors. 2nd ed. CRC Press, 2008. ISBN 9781420053654.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

During semestr students must attend 2 tests and elaborate 8 protocols from measurements. Subject is ending by exam that contains both written and oral part.


Other requirements

There are no other requirements on student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1) Optical fibers in sensing applications. Division of optical fibers, special fibers and cables for sensory applications. 2) Division of fiber optic sensors due to sensing principles. Basic properties of sensors, descriptions and their differences. 3) Introduction to phase sensors. Differences of individual types of interferometers, their connections and construction. 4) Introduction to grating sensors. Types of gratings, manufacturing process and grating response evaluation. 5) Introduction to distributed sensors. Operation principle, types of distributed sensors, possible measurands. 6) Introduction to intensity sensors. Origin of attenuation in optical fibers, attenuation measurements, construction of intensity sensors. 7) Introduction to polarization sensors. Light polarization, polarization within optical fiber, measurement and evaluation of polarization changes. 8) Practical applications of phase sensors. Typical constructions, possible measurands and up to date applications of phase sensors. 9) Practical applications of grating sensors. Typical constructions, possible measurands and up to date applications of grating sensors. 10) Practical applications of distributer sensors. Typical constructions, possible measurands and up to date applications of distributed sensors. 11) Practical applications of intensity sensors. Typical constructions, possible measurands and up to date applications of intensity sensors. 12) Practical applications of polarization sensors. Typical constructions, possible measurands and up to date applications of polarization sensors. 13) Lecture given by the expert from practise. Tutorials: First introductory tutorial, security of work in the laboratory. Two software tutorials during semester oriented at work and evaluation of measured data in software applications for interferometer, spectral analyser, DTS system and polarimeter. Eight laboratory tasks. Two tutorials are reserved for tests during semester and spare laboratory measurement. The last tutorial in the semester is reserved for spare test. Laboratories: 1) Vibration measurement by interferometer, perimeter safety. 2) Traffic monitoring by fiber optic interferometers. 3) Leakage detection by fiber optic interferometer. 4) Leakage detection by distributed system. 5) Pressure measurement by fiber bragg grating. 6) Fiber optic biosensors for vital functions monitoring 7) Magnetic field measurement by polarimeter. 8) Fiber optic weight scale.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 30 3
                Písemná část zkoušky Written examination 50  25
                Ústní část zkoušky Oral examination 10  5
Mandatory attendence participation: Optional lectures (but attendance recommended), seminars have a mandatory attendance of 80%.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology OKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2022/2023 (N0714A060020) Communication and Information Technology OKS K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type A study plan

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