Special Issue "Frontiers in Infrared Photodetection"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor Robert H. Hadfield
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/roberthadfield/
E-Mail: Robert.hadfield@glasgow.ac.uk
Interests: infrared single-photon detection; superconducting single-photon detectors; cryogenic systems; advanced photon-counting applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human vision is limited to a narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared photodetection technologies dramatically augment our visual perception, allowing us to see through fog and smoke, peer into the depths of space and pick up faint fluorescence signatures from living cells. This Sensors Special Issue Frontiers in infrared photodetection will capture a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in infrared photodetection technologies, including emerging device paradigms, techniques and applications.

Topics of interest:

  • Near- to mid-infrared detectors, focal plane arrays cameras and bolometers
  • Infrared low light level and photon-counting detectors
  • Emerging device paradigms, such as novel semiconductor materials, graphene and two dimensional materials, superconductors, bioinspired detectors, frequency upconversion detection schemes.
  • Ancillary technology, including optical coupling strategies, filters, readout circuits and practical cryogenic platforms for infrared detectors
  • Frontier sensing applications in infrared photodetection: remote sensing, imaging, ranging, infrared fluorescence, spectroscopy, fault testing in integrated circuits.

Within the scope of the Special Issue, authors are encouraged to submit review articles, full-length technical articles and rapid communications. Submissions should indicate clearly how the work addresses current challenges in infrared photodetection. Authors are welcome to contact the Guest Editor to discuss outline submissions.

Prof. Dr. Robert H. Hadfield
Guest Editor


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  • Infrared detector
  • Photodetector
  • Single-photon detector
  • Photon counting
  • Focal plane array
  • Infrared sensing
  • Imaging
  • Remote sensing
  • Spectroscopy

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p. 7267-7293
Sensors 2015, 15(4), 7267-7293; doi:10.3390/s150407267
Received: 14 January 2015 / Revised: 13 March 2015 / Accepted: 20 March 2015 / Published: 25 March 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(3), 6763-6788; doi:10.3390/s150306763
Received: 15 January 2015 / Revised: 17 February 2015 / Accepted: 9 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 3513-3539; doi:10.3390/s150203513
Received: 6 November 2014 / Revised: 8 December 2014 / Accepted: 20 January 2015 / Published: 3 February 2015
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 22180-22198; doi:10.3390/s141222180
Received: 23 September 2014 / Revised: 6 November 2014 / Accepted: 20 November 2014 / Published: 25 November 2014
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