Special Issue "Photonic Devices Instrumentation and Applications"
A special issue of Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: Optical Materials; Nanocomposites; Nanomaterials; Photonics; Optoelectronics; Devices; Sensors; Biosensing; Industrial applications
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It is our pleasure to announce this Special Issue devoted to instruments based on photonics technology and devices. Photonics has been widely recognized as a Key Enabling Technology (KET) and is expected to drive the development of a new class of advanced instruments in a wide area of challenging applications, as it can provide new disruptive approaches in current established technological solutions, with the anticipated high global market impact.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to identify diverse and promising photonic technologies at a high enough maturity level that enables the development of advanced instruments. The versatility of photonics technology allows its adaptation in many different application areas like telecommunications, sensing, aeronautics, biomedical, defence and security, demonstrating the advantages of photonic implementation and also unique capabilities over other competitive technologies.
Photonics technology and industry is rapidly developing in an interdisciplinary field combining active research in a number of fields ranging from novel materials, metamaterials, nanotechnology, advanced processing techniques, environmental control & packaging, to specialty electronic or even all-optical instrumentation. This mixture has a direct effect on the operational requirements and associated complexity of instrumentation, setting consequently certain restrictions to the wide deployment of photonics as there is not yet also available an adequate standardization level in several cases.
Therefore, despite photonics' versatility and unique capabilities the development of instruments is still at the initial stage for several cases, leaving thus an area of open issues for further fundamental and applied research that, we seek to indicatively cover in this thematic issue.
We invite contributions in the form of expert comprehensive reviews, or research articles dealing with photonics technology focused on instrumentation in connection to current or emerging applications. The scope is to create a well-balanced collection of papers that will help to map the penetration of photonics instruments in various application areas and identify also the perspectives and open challenges for future development.
Contributions are expected to deal with, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Photonic active and passive devices
- Fiber and waveguide photonic devices and instruments
- Photonic Sensors
- Remote photonic instruments
- Instrumentation in Optical Communication systems
- Photonic devices as instruments for Quantum computation and Quantum sensing
- Applications of Laser based instruments
- Laser based manufacturing systems
- Photonic instruments in industrial manufacturing processes
- Applications in industrial monitoring and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
- Instruments for Structural Health Monitoring—SHM
- Photonic instruments for environmental monitoring
- Applications in smart agriculture
- Biological and medical applications
- Photonic diagnostic instruments
- Imaging systems, multispectral imaging and applications
- Energy and photovoltaic applications
- Lighting instruments
- Instrumentation in automotive and aerospace industry
- Space Applications
- Security applications
- Air, Land & Sea defence applications
- Homeland security applications
- Airborne and missile applications
- Photonic instruments in ICT applications: Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things IoT
- Interrogation techniques and electronic instrumentation
- Low complexity interrogation schemes for autonomous photonic sensors
- Standardization issues of photonic instruments
- Technoeconomic and SWOT analysis for photonic instruments' market penetration
- Entrepreneurial approaches and viability perspectives of photonic instruments
Dr. Christos Riziotis
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