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Photonics and Sensing Showcase

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On 28 February 2012 the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and the Business Partnership Unit held a showcase event to illustrate the wide range of industrial applications for photonics and sensing technologies and to share success stories from industrial collaborations to date. 

Many delegates, from SMEs to large companies, attended this event.

The applications areas for optical sensing techniques are very wide - covering wind turbine performance monitoring, oil and gas exploration, bridge and tunnel monitoring, other structural monitoring, marine defence and health.

Optical fibre gratings can be configured to sense strain, bending, pressure, temperature and refractive index, which allows their use in a wide range of medical applications

If you have any queries about this event or would like further information, please contact c.de-silva@aston.ac.uk

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