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Advances in Optical Sensors
Optical sensors have gained increasing interest because of their immunity to electromagnetic interference, high performance, great potential for miniaturization, etc. Therefore, optical sensors are currently being used in a wide variety of applications, such as environmental monitoring (e.g., using spectroscopic techniques), structural health monitoring (e.g., using Fiber Bragg Grating sensors), biosensing (e.g., based on surface plasmon resonance), object detection (e.g., using LIDAR), etc.
There is also a trend towards miniaturization, and since optical sensors require light for their operation, it is often a challenge to deliver/collect light efficiently to/from the miniaturized sensors. The purpose of this Topic is to bring together state-of-the-art achievements on all aspects of optical sensors and their applications, and serve as a platform for colleagues to exchange novel ideas in this area.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). We encourage authors to submit original research articles, and reviews on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Novel optical sensors;
- Optical sensor applications;
- Readout systems;
- Fiber-based optical sensors;
- Photonic Integrated Circuits;
- Flexible optical sensors;
- Sensor design;
- Optical sensor fabrication technologies;
- Integration, packaging and miniaturization technologies for optical sensors.
In this Topic, we are looking for submissions which are mainly dealing with (miniaturized or integrated) sensor realizations and design, and their applications. Articles dealing with algorithms, data processing are out of scope. Furthermore, metrology equipment and camera systems require a dedicated development strategy so that we consider those also out of scope for this Topic.
Prof. Dr. Jeroen Missinne
Prof. Dr. Geert Van Steenberge
- fabrication technology
- optical sensor
- optical sensor applications
- fiber sensors
- photonic integrated circuits
- sensor design
- optical integration
- optical packaging
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|4.229||3.4||2013||14.7 Days||2000 CHF|
|-||-||2020||15.6 Days||1200 CHF|
|2.536||2.3||2014||13 Days||1800 CHF|
|3.847||6.4||2001||15 Days||2400 CHF|
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