Special Issue "Specialty Optical Fiber Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: specialty optical fibers; fiber sensors and biosensing; multimaterial fibers; THz fibers and components; nonlinear optics
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Specialty optical fibers offer numerous possibilities for improving the performances of fiber sensors, and for developing novel sensing methods that exploit the properties of optical fibers. Photonic crystal fibers enable unique light properties and advanced light–matter interactions through disruptive fiber designs composed of in-fiber liquid/gas channels or exposed-core. Specialty optical fibers composed of very different materials offer additional possibilities for improving sensor sensitivities by exploiting the properties of inserted materials (e.g., glass, metal, semiconductor, polymer). Sensor performances are furthermore improved by applying post-processing techniques on the fibers for enhancing light–matter interactions. The associations of specialty optical fibers with robust and/or advanced sensing systems (as fiber gratings, fiber interferometers, plasmonic devices, etc.) lead to new sensing possibilities.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and highlight the lasted advances in fiber sensors based on specialty optical fibers and their applications. Original research papers or review papers that focus on the design and experimental performances on the fiber sensors, as well as on their applications to interrogation and monitoring systems are welcome.
Dr. Georges Humbert
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- Solid-core/hollow-core photonic crystal fibers, exposed-core fibers, suspended-core fibers
- Multimaterial fibers, functionalized fibers, lab-in-fiber
- Optofluidic/gas sensing platforms
- Post-processing of specialty optical fibers
- Bragg grating, tilted grating, long period grating
- Surface plasmon resonance, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
- Distributed, multiplexed sensing