Special Issue "FBG Based Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: optical fiber sensors; fiber Bragg gratings; fiber sensors applications; biosensing
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Interests: Fibre Bragg gratings; FBG based optical fibre sensors
Interests: Fibre Bragg gratings; Distributed and quasi-distributed Optical fibre sensors; FBG based optical fibre sensors
Optical fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are already a well-established technology. However, there has been continuous investigation and exploration aiming to answer the new challenges imposed by the different application fields. This has been possible thanks to several factors, including the innovation in the fiber and functional materials, the use of new fiber configurations, the improved performance of the interrogation systems, etc.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest developments in optical FBG sensing technologies, covering recent technological improvements in the design, fabrication, and validation of new sensors, and emerging applications.
We invite you to submit both original research papers and review articles describing the current state-of-the-art in FBG-based sensor technologies. This SI is intended to provide an overview of the present status and future outlook of the aforementioned topics.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Modeling and simulation of FBGs;
- Photosensitivity and photosensitization of optical fibers;
- Fabrication of FBGs (silica, POF, MCF, MMF, FMF, waveguides, etc.);
- Innovative FBG-based biomedical, chemical, and environmental sensors;
- Innovative FBG-based mechanical and physical sensors;
- FBGs sensors for harsh environments;
- Effect of harsh and real environments on FBG performance and durability;
- Sensor multiplexing and multiparameter sensors;
- Functionalization methods and thin film coatings;
- Integration and packaging of FBGs;
- Miniaturization of FBG-based systems;
- FBG interrogation methods;
- FBG-based lasers, amplifiers, band-pass filters, etc.; and
- Applications including, but not limited to: food, agriculture, aquaculture, environmental, aerospace, civil, mechanical, oil and gas industry, electric power systems, human and animal health, medical instrumentation, etc.
Dr. Nélia Alberto
Dr. Damien Kinet
Dr. Chah Karima
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