Multi-parameter fiber optic sensing for harsh nuclear environments

S. Derek Rountree, O. John Ohanian, Andrew Boulanger, Daniel Kominsky, Matthew Davis, Mohan Wang, Kevin Chen, Amanda Leong, Jinsuo Zhang, Federico Scurti, Justin Schwartz, Thomas E. Blue, Joshua Jones

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Recent advancements in fiber optic manufacturing, sensor design, and fiber optic interrogators have provided significant opportunities towards the development of cross-cutting fiber optic sensing solutions across the nuclear industry. The addressable harsh nuclear environment markets include Gen II, II+ and IV nuclear reactors, fusion reactors, and accelerator systems. In this work the authors present a series of developments towards the implementation of single-fiber, multipoint, temperature and pressure sensors, test results in high-temperature and high-radiation environments, cryogenic environments, material compatibility studies for sensor packaging, and future development needs to address technical challenges towards sensor commercialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVII
EditorsRobert A. Lieberman, Glen A. Sanders, Ingrid U. Scheel
ISBN (Electronic)9781510643154
StatePublished - 2021
EventFiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVII 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Apr 12 2021Apr 16 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceFiber Optic Sensors and Applications XVII 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Multi-parameter fiber optic sensing for harsh nuclear environments'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this