Special Issue "Optical Sensing Based on Microscale Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
We are very pleased to introduce this Special Issue on “Optical Sensing Based on Microscale Devices”.
Optical sensing outperforms electrical and chemical sensing in terms of its high accuracy, long-term stability, no interaction with the analyte, and high performance under harsh conditions. Optical sensors based on microscale devices are in the form of micro-optics, which are optical components and systems that are a few micrometers to a few millimeters in size. These include, but are not limited to, tunable micro lenses, micron-core and photonic crystal optical fibers, silicon photonics, micro mirrors and optofluidics. Together with the integration of movable structures within a chip, this leads to the photonic MEMS/NEMS, adding more degrees of freedom and functionalities to sensing systems. In fact, sensing mechanisms based on microscale devices are gaining more and more interest due to the high performance offered, together with the reasonable cost, making use of different micromachining technologies. In addition, it offers the possibility of measuring in confined environments and provides the compact form and low power consumption needed for the wireless sensor network and IoT applications. The detection of physical quantities, chemical matter and biological species are possible and the common sensing mechanisms are refractive index, optical path, strain, florescence and vibrational spectroscopy sensing. The most recent applications include, but not limited to, handheld spectrometers, infrared gas sensors, refractometers, pressure sensors, structural health monitoring, water purity sensors and non-invasive biomedical sensors.
Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to highlight research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on novel methodological, technological, microsystem optimization and engineering developments in the area of “Optical Sensing Based on Microscale Devices”.Prof. Dr. Tarik Bourouina
Dr. Yasser M. Sabry
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Micro-scale resonators
- IR sensors
- Silicon photonics
- Optical MEMS
- Optical biosensing
- FBG sensors
- PCF sensors