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Special Issue "Novel Optical Fibers, Devices and Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Maria Konstantaki

Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Foundation for Research and Technology- Hellas (FORTH), 100 N. Plastira Street, Vassilika Vouton, GR 70013, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Interests: optical fiber sensors; optical fiber gratings; microstructured optical fibers; photonics and laser technology
Guest Editor
Prof. Wei Jin

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: hollow core optical fibers; optical fiber sensors; optical fiber components and systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical fiber technology has achieved major advances in the last few decades, and has revolutionized key application fields, including those of communications, sensing, and lighting. To a large extent, the progress can be attributed to the continuous research efforts and resulting accomplishments for the realization of improved, new, optical fibers. Starting with the endeavor, in the early days, to fabricate fibers with good guiding characteristics, and continuing with the abiding interest in the design and fabrication of specialty fibers targeting specific applications, new fibers are at the forefront of emerging innovations. The aim of this Special Issue is to feature recent advances in the field of novel fibers, their devices and applications, in terms of, but not limited to, fiber material and properties, design and fabrication, light localization structures, fiber surface functionalization through sensitive materials and transducing techniques, and components and sensing systems.

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute original full research papers, short communications, and state-of-the-art reviews in this Special Issue.

Dr. Maria Konstantaki
Prof. Wei Jin
Guest Editor

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  • Optical fiber materials and designs 
  • Optical fiber functionalizing processes
  • Optical fiber fabrication technologies
  • Microstructured and photonic-crystal fibers,
  • Micro and nano-fibers
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Fiber optic components
  • Fiber amplifiers and lasers

Published Papers (1 paper)

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On-line Writing of Fiber Bragg Grating Array on a Two-mode Optical Fiber for Sensing Applications
Materials 2019, 12(8), 1263; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12081263
Received: 22 March 2019 / Revised: 12 April 2019 / Accepted: 16 April 2019 / Published: 17 April 2019
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On-line fabricated fiber Bragg grating (FBG) array and its sensing potentials have attracted plenty of attention in recent years. In this paper, FBG arrays are written on-line on a two-mode fiber, and this two-mode fiber Bragg grating (TM-FBG) is further experimentally investigated for [...] Read more.
On-line fabricated fiber Bragg grating (FBG) array and its sensing potentials have attracted plenty of attention in recent years. In this paper, FBG arrays are written on-line on a two-mode fiber, and this two-mode fiber Bragg grating (TM-FBG) is further experimentally investigated for temperature and curvature sensing. The responses of this sensor were characterized by 11.2 pm/°C and −0.21 dB/m−1 for temperature and curvature, respectively. Based on the measurements, a dual-parameter fiber sensing system was developed, which can realize the quasi-distributed, simultaneous detection of temperature and curvature, making it suitable for structural health monitoring or perimeter security. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Optical Fibers, Devices and Applications)

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Planned Papers

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.

Planned Paper 1

Title: Antiresonant hollow-core fibers for high-power laser delivery

Author: Dr. Fei Yu (@siom.ac.cn)

Abstract: The truly flexible delivery of high-power laser beam via optical fiber offers usage benefits and practical advantages, and has achieved successes in a broad range of applications from industry and defence through to medicine and fundamental sciences. The focus of this review is recent development of antiresonant hollow core fibers (AR-HCF) and applications in delivery of high-power laser from continuous wave to femtosecond pulses...

Planned Paper 2

Author: Prof. V. P. N. Nampoori (@cusat.ac.in)

Planned Paper 3

Tentative Ttile: Dectecting Gas Content and Concentration Using Hollow Photonic Rrystal Fiber as Gas Cell

Author: Dr. Shubo Jiang (@njtech.edu.cn)

Planned Paper 4

Title: Smart textiles enable wearable fiber-optic technology: A review

Authors: Dr. Ouyang Xia (@connect.polyu.hk) and Dr. Zidan Gong (@sztu.edu.cn)

Planned Paper 5

Author: Mohammad Budiyanto ([email protected])

Planned Paper 6

Theoretical investigation of instabilities' driven formation of microspheres in glass-metal hybrid system: Application in optical microwires

Aforditi Petropouloua,b, Dimitris  Drikakisc,d, and  Christos Riziotisa

a Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens 116 35, Greece

b Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripolis 22100, Greece

c School of Sciences and Engineering & Medical School. University of Nicosia, Nicosia CY 2417, Cyprus

d Strathclyde Space Institute, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ, United Kingdom

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