Special Issue "Fabrication and Applications of Polymer Optical Fibers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 374
Interests: optical fibers; photonic-crystal fibers; optical fiber characterization; computational physics
Interests: optical fibers; photonic-crystal fibers; optical fiber sensors; plasma physics
Polymer optical fibers (POFs) are of great interest due to their wide range of applications. POFs are advantageous for short-distance networks due to their high flexibility and low-cost installation. POFs are much easier to handle and have a greater resilience to bending as compared with silica optical fibers. POFs play an important role in applications in human-involving environments such as the home, office, automobile, and production lines. POFs are also very often employed as a part of a fiber optics sensory system for radiation detection, structure health monitoring, chemical and biomedical sensing. Additionally, POFs have been widely employed for lighting and illumination due to their inexpensive cost, light weight, visible transmission window, and high adaptability. Even when using doped fibers, fabrication technology is more straightforward and less expensive. Innovations regarding the production of POFs, including novel polymers, dopants and fiber structures, and their applications are the main topics of this Special Issue. On this topic, full papers, communications, and review papers—both theoretical and experimental—are welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Svetislav Savovic
Prof. Dr. Milan Kovačević
Prof. Dr. Branko Drljača
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