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Special Issue "Micro-/Nano-Fiber Sensors and Optical Integration Devices"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jin Li
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Guest Editor
Department of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
Interests: fiber sensors; microfibers; sensors; plasmonics; surface plasmon resonance; Optics integration; Optoelectronics detections

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Because of their strong surface evanescent field, micro-/nano-fibers have been used to develop optical sensors and modulation devices with a high performance and integration. In recent years, they have become an important branch of optical fiber optics and novel sensors, and have received extensive attention from researchers from all over the world. On the one hand, the sensing and optical properties of micro/-nano-fiber devices can be optimized by introducing different micro/nano-structures through micro-/nano-processing technology (femtosecond laser processing, electron beam etching, ion beam engraving, and chemical etching) or through the functionalization of new nanomaterials (film coating and particle doping) in order to achieve high selectivity detection for the desired targets. On the other hand, their tight confinement effect for light based on the high evanescent field coupling efficiency is also conducive to the integration of free-standing optical fibers with typical planar micro-/nano-structures on silicon substrates, making them a promising candidate for exploring nanophotonic integrated devices.

Dr. Jin Li
Guest Editor

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  • integration optics
  • optical fiber sensors
  • microfiber
  • nanofiber

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