Special Issue "Optical Sensors Using Microstructured and Photonics Crystal Fibers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Prof. Dr. Stefano Selleri
Università degli Studi di Parma, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Parma, Italy
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Interests: optical fibers; photonic crystal fibers; microstructured fibers; optical amplifiers; fiber lasers; fiber based sensors and biosensors; numerical methods
Dr. Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay
Abstract: This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the design, modelling, development and testing of fiber sensors based on microstructured and Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs). Optical fiber sensors had always high demand in both industrial, as well as domestic, applications because of their sensitivity, compact size, lightweight, immunity to electromagnetic fields, possibility to use in high voltages applications and to monitor huge areas. The usage of microstructured fibers and PCFs, because of their air hole arrangement, has further increased the research fields and new types of sensors that use the fiber as sample microchannel have been proposed, for example for biosensing, gas sensing and pollution sensing applications.
The focus of this Special Issue will be on novel applications of modern fiber sensors, from the single probe to the topology of more complicated sensing systems and also on the fabrication level underlying the development of speciality fibers for particular applications.
We hope that this issue will provide a useful reference and that it will encourage further research on novel technologies and sensing devices.
In this Special Issue, selected topics include, but are not limited to:
- Basics of sensors with PCFs and microstructured fibers
- Materials and fabrication technology of fiber sensors
- Fiber based sensors and biosensors
- Numerical methods applied to fiber sensors
- Fiber based interferometric sensors
- Fiber ring resonator sensors
- Application of PCFs and microstructured fibers in physical and chemical sensor
- Advanced fiber sensor characterization techniques
- Supercontinuum sources using PCFs and microstructured fibers
Dr. Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay
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- Optical fibers
- PCFs and microstructured fibers
- Fiber fabrication technology
- Fiber sensors fabrication technology
- Numerical methods
- Interferometric sensors
- Physical and chemical sensors
- Characterization techniques
- Fiber loop resonator
- Fiber polishing