TY - CHAP A1 - Giuseppe De Maria A2 - Aldo Minardo A3 - Ciro Natale A4 - Salvatore Pirozzi A5 - Luigi Zeni ED1 - Christophe Lethien Y1 - 2009-12-01 PY - 2009 T1 - Optical Fibres in Aeronautics, Robotics and Civil Engineering N2 - The optical fibre technology is one of the hop topics developed in the beginning of the 21th century and could substantially benefit applications dealing with lighting, sensing and communication systems. Many improvements have been made in the past years to reduce the fibre attenuation and to improve the fibre performance. Nowadays, new applications have been developed over the scientific community and this book fits this paradigm. It summarizes the current status of know-how in optical fibre applications and represents a further source of information dealing with two main topics: the development of fibre optics sensors, and the application of optical fibre for telecommunication systems. BT - Optical Fiber SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/7578 DO - 10.5772/7578 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-30 ER -