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Special Issue "Advanced Photonic Biosensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Amadeu Griol

Nanophotonics Technology Center, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Interests: photonics; biosensors; nanotechnology; nanofabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The next generation of bio sensor systems must ensure the convergence of micro/nano, bio, and ICT technologies to achieve smaller, faster, and cheaper devices that perform better while still delivering highly reproducible results, exhibiting increased sensitivity, and being extremely reliable. In this scenario, photonic biosensors present several advantages compared to other sensing technologies, such as their compactness and high integration level, their high sensitivities, high interaction between the optical field and target analytes, shorter times to result or the requirement of very low volumes to perform the sensing. In this sense, the photonic sensing research field has quickly evolved in recent years, going from traditional bulk technologies to integrated photonics with an advanced performance, enhanced functionalities, increased reliability, and reduced costs.

The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss the various types of photonic biosensors, based on different configurations and materials. Contributions can cover different aspects in terms of design, manufacturing, experimental testing, the application of new photonic devices, structures, functional materials, measurement methods, and signal processing, as well as their integration with biotechnology concepts to perform high-quality sensing (DNA, protein, cell detection, etc.).

Applications may cover many areas, ranging from new concepts still experienced in laboratories to sensing systems to be made available on the market, even in highly differentiated sectors, such as biosensing, pharmaceutical and food sensing, environmental sensing, gas sensing, automotive, security, defense, space, and so on.

Dr. Amadeu Griol
Guest Editor

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  • Photonics 
  • Photonic sensors 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Whispering gallery mode resonators
  • Mach–Zehnder interferometers 
  • Surface plasmon resonance biosensor 
  • Photonic crystals biosensors
  • Optical fiber biosensors 
  • Bio functionalization 
  • Antibodies and antibody-derived biosensors 
  • Aptamer-based biosensors 
  • DNA/RNA-based biosensors
  • Molecular beacon biosensors

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