Special Issue "Optical Sensors based on Micro/Nanofibres"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Interests: fibre optics; fibre optic sensors; tapered optical fibres
Interests: mid-infrared fiber lasers; fibre optic sensors; novel glass materials; multimode interferences; optical microfibre and nanowire related photonic devices; and integrated optics
In the last decade, optical microfibres and nanofibres have emerged as a promising platform that combines novel micro/nanotechnology and fiber optics to manipulate light at the micro/nanoscale. Micro- and nanofibres have quickly become promising photonic building blocks, capable of implementing compact and versatile photonic devices due to their characteristic features and unique properties, such as large evanescent field distribution at the micro/nanoscale, high sensitivity, extra-fast response to external environment variations, enhanced nonlinearity, easy of connectivity and the potential for three-dimensional assembly. Inspired by the significant potential of light guiding with very compact dimensions, research on tapered optical micro/nanofibres has attracted significant interest. Numerous investigations, ranging from theoretical design to simulations, from fabrication and optical characterization to practical exploitation across a large number of emerging photonic applications have been reported so far.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather original research or review papers from researchers worldwide who are actively engaged in developing new ideas in this important area. In doing so, this Special Issue will serve to highlight the potential, exciting outcomes, progress, and innovations that micro and nano-fibres are capable of delivering in a wide range of applications areas.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Physical sensors (strain, refractive index, temperature, acceleration, gyroscopes, etc.)
- Chemical sensors (liquid, solid or gas sensors, etc.)
- Biosensors (lab-on-chip, diagnostics, disease biomarkers, etc.)
- Tapered fibre for micromanipulations
- Near-field optics
- Nonlinear optics
- Quantum optics
- Atomic physics
- Harsh environment sensing
- Environment monitoring
- Innovative applications
Prof. Dr. Gilberto Brambilla
Prof. Dr. Gerald Farrell
Prof. Dr. Pengfei Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Tapered optical fibres
- Microfibre/nanowire based photonics devices
- Evanescent sensing
- Nonlinear optics
- Atomic physics