Special Issue "Optical Fibers for Distributed Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Eoptical fiber; optical fiber materials; optical fiber design; distributed sensing; fiber lasers; optical remote sensing; novel applications for optical fiber
Interests: optical fiber fabrication; optical fiber materials; glass science; spectroscopy and light emission
Distributed fiber optic sensors have become powerful tools used to quantify dynamic physical characteristics such as temperature, strain, acoustics, vibration, pressure, and shape in real time. Applications are wide-reaching and include structural health monitoring, intrusion detection, leak detection, undersea weather sensing, geological sensing, to name a few, and they are often used in harsh, high-temperature and pressure environments. In these systems, the optical fiber is the sensing medium, and unlike with free-space systems, one can design and optimize a fiber for a given application. The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on the optical fiber developments that continue to enable and enhance these high-performance distributed sensing systems.
We invite manuscripts, both reviews and regular submissions, for this forthcoming Special Issue, entitled “Optical Fibers for Distributed Sensors,” in all aspects pertinent to the optical fiber utilized in these systems:
- Optical fiber waveguide design and development
- Single mode, multimode, multicore, and microstructured fibers
- Novel materials, including glass, semiconductor, crystalline, and organic
- Multimaterial, composite, and “smart” fibers
- Raman, Rayleigh, and Brillouin sensing
- Active fiber technologies, such as rare earth, semiconductor, or nanoparticle doped fibers
- Fiber coating technology
- Designer response to thermomechanical environment, including athermal or atensic fiber sensors
- Fibers for harsh environments
- Cost-reducing and disruptive optical fiber technologies
- Novel applications and systems
Dr. Peter Dragic
Dr. John Ballato
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Optical fiber
- distributed sensing
- optical fiber sensors
- Brillouin scattering
- Raman scattering
- Rayleigh scattering
- optical fiber materials
- optical fiber fabrication
- optical fiber coatings