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Special Issue "Infrared Sensor Technologies and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Joël Charrier
Guest Editor
University of Rennes 1, CNRS, Institut Foton – UMR 6082, F-22305 Lannion, France
Interests: guided optic; optical sensors; (near and mid-) infrared (IR) integrated light sources; nonlinear micro-photonics; photonic integrated circuit

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Highly sensitive optical sensors have received great interest during these last years. In particular, the ability to rapidly detect, identify and monitor chemical or biological species is imperative for environmental, health monitoring and security applications. The detection of traces of (bio)-chemical molecules requires sample preparation procedures combined with sophisticated analytical tools that can detect, within an acceptable time, disease biomarkers, emerging pollutants, chemical warfare agents or toxic industrial chemicals with high sensitivity to really detect low concentrations with high selectivity not to be affected by other factors in the environment.

Many molecules can be detected in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) because of their characteristic absorption bands, creating a unique molecular fingerprint. Photonic devices operating in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) are currently developed for infrared sensor applications.

We invite manuscripts for this forthcoming Special Issue in all pertinent aspects concerning infrared sensor technologies and applications. Both reviews and original research articles are welcome. We look forward to and welcome your participation in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Joël Charrier
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mid-infrared applications
  • sensing
  • fiber
  • photonic integrated circuit
  • integrated light sources
  • nonlinear effect
  • optical simulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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