Special Issue "Specialty Optical Fibers for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing: From Evanescent Waves to Plasmonic Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017)
Bio-chemical optical sensors in optical fibers have been shown to be suitable for application in numerous important fields, including pharmaceutical researches, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, industrial applications, food safety and security, when fast, portable, low cost and rugged devices are needed for detection and identification. In general, the optical fiber is either a glass one, a plastic one (POF). POFs are especially advantageous due to their excellent flexibility, easy manipulation, great numerical aperture, large diameter, and the fact that plastic is able to withstand smaller bend radii than glass. The advantage of using POFs is that the main features of POFs, that have increased their popularity and competitiveness for telecommunications, are exactly those that are important for optical sensors based on glass optical fibers, with the addition of simpler manufacturing and handling procedures.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together innovative developments at the transducer schemes, smart materials and receptors, nanostructures and applications of biosensors and chemical sensors realized exploiting Specialty Optical Fibers. Papers addressing the wide aspects of this technology are sought, including but not limited to, recent developments in: New transducers schemes in optical fiber sensors, hybrid devices, improvement of sensitivity, miniaturization and multiplexing capabilities, new bio/chemical receptors, new optical fibers for sensing applications and new applications as well.
Both review articles and original research papers are solicited. There is particular interest in papers concerning new applications and innovative approaches in sensing based on specialty optical fibers.
Dr. Nunzio Cennamo
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- Plastic optical fibers (POFs) or specialty optical fibers and Sensors
- Biosensors and chemical sensors
- Smart materials and Sensors
- Application of optical fiber sensors
- Principles of sensing in optical fibers