A review on optical fiber sensors for environmental monitoring

Hang Eun Joe, Huitaek Yun, Seung Hwan Jo, Martin B.G. Jun, Byung Kwon Min

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

260 Citations (Scopus)


Environmental monitoring has become essential in order to deal with environmental resources efficiently and safely in the realm of green technology. Environmental monitoring sensors are required for detection of environmental changes in industrial facilities under harsh conditions, (e.g. underground or subsea pipelines) in both the temporal and spatial domains. The utilization of optical fiber sensors is a promising scheme for environmental monitoring of this kind, owing to advantages including resistance to electromagnetic interference, durability under extreme temperatures and pressures, high transmission rate, light weight, small size, and flexibility. In this paper, the optical fiber sensors employed in environmental monitoring are summarized for understanding of their sensing principles and fabrication processes. Numerous specific applications in petroleum engineering, civil engineering, and agricultural engineering are explored, followed by discussion on the potentials of OFS in manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-191
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Korean Society for Precision Engineering.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


Dive into the research topics of 'A review on optical fiber sensors for environmental monitoring'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this