Special Issue "Recent Development of Resonance-Based Optical Sensors and Biosensors"

A special issue of Optics (ISSN 2673-3269).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Francesco Chiavaioli
Guest Editor
Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, CNR-IFAC, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: bio-photonics and biomedical optics; fiber optics; plasmonics; optical devices; detectors; sensors and sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Resonance-based optical sensors and biosensors have attracted significant research effort due to their unique features compared with their electronic counterparts as well as their potential to provide fast, reliable, real-time detection of physical parameters, chemical compounds, and biomolecules. The integration of these sensors with micro/nanotechnology has provided the opportunity to develop highly sensitive, selective, and repeatable photonic devices and novel sensing/biosensing schemes for use in real-life applications.

This Special Issue “Recent Development of Resonance-Based Optical Sensors and Biosensors” will focus on the unique and novel implementations of optical sensors and biosensors that allow them to perform measurements in challenging physical, chemical, and biomedical applications. We encourage authors to submit original, high quality, relevant research articles and reviews for this Special Issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, recent developments in the following areas:

  • The design/development/optimization of optical sensors;
  • The design/development/optimization of optical biosensors;
  • The design/development/optimization of optical detection platforms;
  • The application of an optical system to measure physical parameters, chemical compounds, or biomolecules
  • The application of an optical system to measure multiple parameters with a single device;
  • Real-time, resonance-based sensing/biosensing;
  • Fiber-optics devices and optical micro-/nano-resonators;
  • Novel photonic devices or methodologies in optical sensing/biosensing

Dr. Francesco Chiavaioli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Optics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • resonance-based sensing and biosensing
  • photonic devices
  • optical detection platforms
  • optical biosensors
  • optical resonators
  • fiber gratings

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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