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Special Issue "Optical Fiber Sensor Development and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pedro J. Rivero
Guest Editor
Engineering Department, Public University of Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: optical fiber sensors; sensors based on nanostructured functional coatings; wet chemistry techniques
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Dr. Javier Goicoechea
Guest Editor
Nanostructured Optical Devices Laboratory, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Institute of Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarra, Edif. Los Tejos, Campus Arrosadía S/N, 31006, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: advanced functional coatings; optical fiber sensors; chemical sensors; layer-by-layer nanoassembly; nanoparticles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optical fiber sensing has attracted extensive attention in the research field due to its intrinsic properties, such as its low cost, lightweight, portability, small size, capability of multiplexing, and even remote sensing. The possibility of using several optical fiber sensor configurations (reflection, transmission) combined with the implementation of different sensing mechanisms (evanescent field, optical resonances, intensity, gratings, luminescence or interferometers) makes it possible for it to serve as a great alternative for the detection of sensing analytes. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide novel research works as well as review articles related to optical fiber development and potential applications in a wide variety of diverse disciplines, such as biological, chemical, environmental monitoring, food industry, medical, physical or safety at work, among others. In this sense, the implementation of sensitive coatings using engineering surface techniques of different nature (lithographic, chemical, or physical methods) combined with optical fiber technology enables the fabrication of highly advanced optical fiber devices with a great selectivity and sensitivity, showing a better limit of detection (LOD) toward specific sensing analytes. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lab-on-fiber
  • Sensitive coatings
  • Chemical sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Physical sensors
  • Sensor materials
  • Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)
  • Optical sensors

Dr. Pedro J. Rivero
Dr. Javier Goicoechea
Guest Editors

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