Prof. Yunjiang Rao

Based on many years research, a number of novel fiber-optic sensors and systems are developed by the Fiber Optics Group at University of Electronic Science & Technology of China (UESTC). This paper presents a review of the applications of these sensors and systems developed in recent years, including:
(1) Micro fiber-optic Fabry-Perot interferometric sensors for high temperature (>300℃) strain measurement applications; (2) Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors for safety monitoring applications in transportations and oil/gas industry;( 3) Long-distance Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer (BOTDA) for high performance temperature/strain measurement; (4) Fiber-optic fences based on Mach-Zender interferometer (MZI), FBG and phase-sensitive optical time-domain  reflectometer (F-OTDR) for intrusion monitoring applications.

BIOGRAPHY: Prof. Yun-Jiang Rao was employed by the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, as a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow from 1992 to 1999. Since 2005, he has been the Dean of School of Communication and Information Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and a Chang-Jiang Chair Professor in Optical Engineering. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences as well as several book chapters. Prof. Rao is a senior member of SPIE. He serves as a TPC member of International Conferences on Optical Fiber Sensors (OFS) and the TPC Co-Chair of OFS22 as well as the Chairman of International Steering Committee of Asia-Pecific Optical Sensors Conferences (APOS). He is an Associate Editor (2009-2011) of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and the Editor-in-Chief of Springer journal ----- Photonic Sensors.