Special Issue "Silicon Based Optical Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
Silicon—the workhorse of microelectronics and photonics—has incredible potential for low cost, mass manufacture of highly sensitive and selective sensors. Photonics, on the other hand, has tremendous potential for sensing, since it allows for a high rate of interactions without affecting the medium in which light is propagating. Many different photonic concepts have been used (reflectometry, surface plasmon, resonance, interferometry, absorption, light scattering, etc.) to develop state-of the-art sensors for various applications. Specifically, silicon based optical sensors are used in environmental sensing, biosensing, pharmaceutical sensing, gas sensing, security, the automotive industry, and so on.
In this issue we aim to highlight the various types of silicon based optical sensors developed using different concepts and materials. We are interested in bulk sensors and surface sensors, as well as integrated optical sensors such as those based on whispering gallery mode resonators or Mach–Zehnder interferometers.
Contributions should not be based on all-silicon sensors, but also on sensors fabricated using silicon compatible materials such as silicon nitride or silicon oxide, or which are derived by modifications of silicon such as porous silicon and silicon wires. Both review articles and original research papers relating to silicon based optical sensors are sought.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Pavesi
- porous silicon
- surface plasmon resonance sensor
- integrated waveguide sensor
- mach–zehnder interferometers
- wispering gallery mode resonator
- microdisck sensors
- microcavities sensors
- mircro-ring sensor
- raman sensor
- optical pressure sensor
- silica on silicon sensor
- silicon oxynitride
- silicon nitride