Special Issue "Optomechatronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2013
Prof. Dr. Alexander W. Koch
Technische Universität München, Institute for Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology (MST), Munich, Germany
Interests: optical fiber sensors; optomechatronic measurement technology; laser- and video-based perception; environmental monitoring; multisensory systems; speckle-holographic measurement techniques; laser measurement systems; FTIR spectroscopy; image processing
The field of optomechatronics provides synergistic effects of optics, mechanics and electronics for efficient sensor development. Optical sensors for the measurement of mechanical quantities, equipped with appropriate electronic signal (pre)processing have a wide range of applications, from surface testing, stress monitoring, thin film analysis to biochemical sensing. The aim of this special issue is to provide an overview of actual research and innovative applications of optomechatronics in sensors. Papers addressing, inter alia, optical sensor principles, fiber-optic sensors, electronic speckle pattern interferometry, surface analysis, thin film measurement, FGB sensors, and biochemical sensors are welcome.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Alexander W. Koch
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- optical sensor
- fiber-optic sensor
- speckle effect monitoring
- surface analysis
- thin film measurement
- fiber-Bragg grating sensor
- biochemical sensor
Article: Fabrication Quality Analysis of a Fiber Optic Refractive Index Sensor Created by CO2 Laser Machining
Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4067-4087; doi:10.3390/s130404067
Received: 28 December 2012; in revised form: 14 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 26 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (721 KB)
Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4598-4623; doi:10.3390/s130404598
Received: 29 December 2012; in revised form: 27 March 2013 / Accepted: 3 April 2013 / Published: 8 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (863 KB)
Article: Remote Interrogation of WDM Fiber-Optic Intensity Sensors Deploying Delay Lines in the Virtual Domain
Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5870-5880; doi:10.3390/s130505870
Received: 6 March 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (786 KB)
Article: Using a Fiber Loop and Fiber Bragg Grating as a Fiber Optic Sensor to Simultaneously Measure Temperature and Displacement
Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6542-6551; doi:10.3390/s130506542
Received: 8 April 2013; in revised form: 18 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 May 2013 / Published: 16 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (463 KB)
Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6578-6604; doi:10.3390/s130506578 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 23 March 2013; in revised form: 19 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 17 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1149 KB)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: High-Temperature Fiber Sensor Using Low Cost Interrogation Scheme
Authors: D. Barrera and S. Sales
Affiliation: ITEAM Research Institute, Optical and Quantum Communications Group, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Regenerated Fiber Bragg Grating fabricated on a high-birefringence fiber has been fabricated. The distance between the two Bragg
resonances has been used to reduce the cost of the interrogation units. The proposed scheme uses a modal interferometer to simplify the
interrogation setup to convert the wavelength shifts in intensity fluctuations. A temperature range over 1000ºC has been achieved.
Title: Refractive Index Sensor Based on the Resonant Coupling to Cladding Modes in a Fiber Loop
Authors: Mauricio Reyes 1, David Monzón-Hernández 2, Alejandro Martínez-Ríos 2, Enrique Silvestre 3, Antonio Díez 1, José Luis Cruz 1 and Miguel V. Andrés 1
Affiliations: 1 Departamento de Física Aplicada, Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales, Universidad de Valencia, Spain; E-Mail: email@example.com
2 Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C., Loma del Bosque 115, col. Lomas del Campestre, Leon, Gto., 37150 Mexico
3 Deartamento de Óptica, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Abstract: We report an easy-to-build, compact, and low-cost optical fiber refractive index sensor. It consists of a single fiber loop whose transmission spectra exhibit a series of notches produced by the resonant coupling between the fundamental mode and the cladding modes in a uniformly bent fiber. The wavelength of the notches, distributed in a wavelength span from 1400 to 1700 nm, can be tuned by adjusting the diameter of the fiber loop and are sensitive to refractive index changes of the external medium. Sensitivities of 170 and 800 nm per refractive index unit for water solutions and for the refractive index interval 1.40–1.442, respectively, are demonstrated. We estimate a long range resolution of 3×10-4 and a short range resolution of 2 × 10−5 for water solutions.
Last update: 10 May 2013