Special Issue "Plastic Optical Fiber"

A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 300

Special Issue Editor

1. School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, 4900-348 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2. Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science – INESC TEC, 4150-179 Porto, Portugal
Interests: long-period gratings; optical fibers; optical fiber sensors; interferometers; whispering gallery modes; microresonators; optical fiber communications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sensors based on optical technology have recently been gaining in importance, for measuring both physical and biochemical parameters. Several types of sensors using different kinds of optical fiber have been presented in recent years. One example is plastic fiber. The reasons for the use of plastic optical fiber is its ease of handling, large diameter, inexpensive peripheral components, and simple termination tools. These characteristics have led to the application of this technology in the fields of physical, chemical, and biochemical measurement, often at a competitive cost and with an increased level of performance.

In this Special Issue dedicated to plastic optical fiber sensors, original research papers as well as reviews are welcome. The goal is to gather contributions on various aspects related to plastic optical fiber sensors, namely, new types of optical fibers, optical sources, devices in optical fibers, new interrogation techniques, and applications.

I hope that this Special Issue will provide the scientific community with a thorough overview of the current research on optical fiber sensors.

Dr. Paulo Caldas
Guest Editor

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  • plastic optical fiber
  • sensors

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