Special Issue "Optical Fiber Sensors: Development and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: optics spectroscopy; label free optical biosensors; plasmonics; whispering gallery modes; surface functionalization; immunoassays; point of care diagnostics
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Interests: fiber optics; fiber-optic sensors; optical materials; fiber lasers; integrated optics
The landscape of optical fiber sensing technologies is well established. However, it is continuously changing and adapting to solving new problems ranging from environmental monitoring and resource management, to applications in smart cities and heavy industries, as well as biomedical applications and biosecurity, thanks to innovations in functional materials, sensing structures and new optical phenomena. This Special Issue will focus on the latest developments in optical fiber sensing technologies, covering recent technological improvements and emerging applications. We especially encourage review articles describing the current state-of-the-art on the aforementioned topics.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Optical fiber sensors for coal-mine and oil-rig monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for structural monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for automotive/road monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for ambient-conditions monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for air-quality monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for water-quality and water-leak monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for food-safety monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for soil-pollution monitoring
- Optical fiber sensors for biochemical detection
- Optical fiber sensors for medical diagnostics
Dr. Alexandre François
Dr. George Y. Chen
Prof. Dr. Pengfei Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Optical sensors
- Distributed sensors
- Physical sensors
- Chemical sensors
- Safety monitoring
- Pollution monitoring
- Data mining