Inventions and Innovations in Optical Sensing Materials and Devices

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Applied Chemistry and Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 88

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Department of Optoelectronic Engineering, School of Optoelectronic Engineering and Instrumentation Science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: laser spectroscopy; nano photonics; raman spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advancements in optical sensing materials and devices have revolutionized various industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental monitoring. Optical sensing technology utilizes the properties of light to detect and measure changes in the surrounding environment. This technology has evolved significantly over the years, leading to the development of more efficient and accurate sensing devices. These inventions and innovations in optical sensing materials and devices have had a significant impact on various industries; from fiber optics revolutionizing telecommunications to quantum dots enhancing display technologies, these advancements have improved efficiency, accuracy, and performance in sensing applications. Moreover, optical sensing technology has transformed healthcare diagnostics and environmental monitoring, leading to improved patient care and a better understanding of our changing planet. Here, we invite researchers to submit their original research and review papers related to these topics. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings and insights in the field of optical sensing materials and devices. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Novel materials for optical sensing applications;
  • Optical sensors for chemical and biological sensing;
  • Photonic devices for environmental monitoring;
  • Optical fiber sensors and their applications;
  • Plasmonic and metamaterial-based sensors;
  • Photonic crystals for sensing applications;
  • Optoelectronic devices for sensing and imaging;
  • Advances in optical sensing techniques and instrumentation;
  • Optical biosensors and bioimaging;
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices for healthcare monitoring;
  • Optical sensors for industrial and structural monitoring;
  • Optical sensing for food quality and safety assessment;
  • Wearable optical sensors for healthcare and fitness monitoring;
  • Optical sensing in agriculture and environmental monitoring;
  • Photonics for non-destructive testing and evaluation.

Dr. Hsiang-Chen Chui
Guest Editor

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  • optical sensing
  • photonics
  • nanotechnology
  • spectroscopy
  • plasmonics
  • surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • optical waveguides
  • optical biosensors
  • optoelectronics

Published Papers

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