Special Issue "Fiber-Optic-Based Biosensors"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2023 | Viewed by 112

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yixiang Duan
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Guest Editor
Research Center of Analytical Instrumentation, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Interests: optic biosensor; fiber optic sensing technology; laser spectroscopy
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Fiber Sensing and Communications, Institute of Photonics Technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: optical fiber Bragg grating; fiber optic biosensors; fiber lasers; optical-fiber-based theranositics
Research Center of Analytical Instrumentation, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Interests: fiber-optic-based LSPR biosensors; DNA nanotechnology; cytosensor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fiber-optic-based biosensors have been considered as promising techniques for point-of-caring testing and implant analyses due to their unique merits of miniaturized devices, remote monitoring, low costs, and strong anti-interference. Recently, advanced processing techniques have fabricated many fiber optic probes, including long-period fiber gratings, titled fiber Bragg gratings, microfibers, bent fiber optics, and tapered fiber optics. The emerging fiber optic probes significantly enhance the sensitivity of biosensors. Moreover, selected recognition elements, including aptamers, bacteriophages, antibodies, and polypeptides, also improve the specificity of fiber-optic-based biosensors. Due to the flexible operation of light in cells, tissues, and even organs, fiber-optic-based biosensors were also employed as implanted biosensors for in vivo diagnoses, imaging, and novel treatment technologies. Based on these efforts, fiber-optic-based biosensors have been a hot topic in the field of optical engineering, showing an increasing interest in sensitive and specific analyses in vitro and in vivo. 

Therefore, this Special Issue, “Fiber-Optic-Based Biosensors”, focuses on advances in the novel theory and structure of fiber optic probes, the different types of fiber-optic-based fluorescent biosensors (SPR, LSPR, SERS, and interferometric biosensors), and their application to wide targets, ranging from nucleic acids, small molecules, metal ions, proteins, bacteria, exosomes, and cancer cells. We invite the submission of research that promotes the development and application of fiber-optic-based biosensors.

Prof. Dr. Yixiang Duan
Prof. Dr. Yang Ran
Dr. Zewei Luo
Guest Editors

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  • fiber optic
  • SPR
  • LSPR
  • fluorescent biosensors
  • SERS
  • interferometric biosensor
  • sensitivity
  • specificity

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