Special Issue "Silicon Technologies for Photonic Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: silicon technologies for electronic and photonic devices; transducers based on silicon and derived materials; sensor development and applications; new and emerging silicon technologies
Interests: optoelectronics, optical sensors; biosensors; MEMS; microfabrication technologies.
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Interests: photonic integrated circuits, design, test and manufacturing; photonic integrated spectrometers; advanced photonic IC testing techniques; photonic IC applications from visible to mid-infrared
In recent years, silicon photonics has positioned itself as one of the most promising fields of research, due to its wide spectrum of applications, ranging from information technologies and quantum computing, to biomedical imaging and energy. This expansion comes from the fact that silicon photonics take advantage of the developed microelectronic technologies, translating their underlying philosophy to a new technological paradigm; i.e., changing from the electron to the photon as the main information carrier, and maintaining the developed processes and materials. Similar to Integrated Circuits (IC) technology, silicon photonics is evolving further to develop new demands like analytical sensing, where its capacities could improve the field. Oddly enough, photonic sensors based on silicon started before the technology was advanced enough to produce photonic ICs. Integrated optical sensors, as they were known before, start their development from optical fibre sensors, trying to improve the sensor performance. New materials, optical components, and sensing principles have been fine-tuned over this period of time for different sensing approaches. Nowadays, the technology and concepts are advanced enough to expand photonic sensors to many different application fields. It is for this reason that we wish to present the advances made in different areas of photonics related to sensors, covering the following topics:
- New concepts and strategies for photonic sensing
- Silicon compounds and emerging materials (graphene, silicene, …) for photonics
- Photonic components for detection in the wide spectral range (visible/near infrared(VIS/NIR and IR)) infrared range
- Hybrid polymer/silicon technology for development of photonic Lab on a Chip (LoC)
- Silicon technologies applied to develop photonic sensors
- Application of photonic sensors (health, industry, environment…)
Prof. Carlos Dominguez
Dr. Xavier Muñoz-Berbel
Dr. Pascual Muñoz Muñoz
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- Silicon derived technologies
- Silicon nitride for advanced photonic components
- Transducers for photonic sensors
- Photonic sensors for physical magnitudes
- Bio-Chemical sensors
- Photonic integrated platforms for sensors and instrumentation