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Special Issue "Fiber Optic Sensors with Plasmonic Nanostructures and Gratings: Applications and New Perspectives"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Marques

I3N and Physics Department, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: optical fiber sensors; polymer and silica fiber devices; sensing and data applications; flexible sensor solutions; data processing; low-cost polymer optical solutions for sensing; IoT; biomedical devices; integrated optics
Guest Editor
Dr. Anuj K. Sharma

Physics Division, Department of Applied Sciences, National Institute of Technology Delhi, Narela, Delhi, 110040, India
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Interests: fiber optics; sensors; plasmon; nanostructures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) in thin metal films, metallic/dielectric nanostructures, and corrugated grating structures have been explored enormously for designing optical sensors for sensing chemical, biological, and physical parameters. However, it was the introduction of optical fibers in SPR sensing nearly three decades ago that led to the crucial developments in achieving flexible and robust fiber optic SPR sensors for more intricate applications, such as remote (long-distance) sensing, gas sensing, and biomedical applications. In this context, diverse plasmonic nanostructures (e.g., metallic and dielectric material gratings) and corrugations on optical fibers, fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs), long period gratings (LPGs), and microstructured (or photonic crystal) fibers have also been explored in order to attain a significant enhancement in the plasmonic fiber sensing performance. The scope of various phenomena/materials, such as rainbow trapping, optimum radiation damping, molecular imprinted polymers (MIP), absorption-enhancing materials, 2D materials, and infrared fibers is very high in the above-mentioned plasmonics-based fiber sensors.

We welcome submissions from any area of optical fiber sensors, with plasmonic nanostructures and gratings emphasizing novel engineering results and theoretical contributions. Original research papers, short communications, letters, and review articles are welcome. We would also appreciate receiving the tentative title of your contribution.

Dr. Carlos Marques
Dr. Anuj K. Sharma
Guest Editors

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  • Optical fiber
  • Plasmonic nanostructures
  • Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
  • Long period grating (LPG)
  • Bio-sensors
  • Grating
  • Corrugation
  • Microstructured fiber
  • Photonic crystal fiber
  • Nanostructure

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