Integrated Photonic Sensors

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

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Dear Colleagues,

Sensing is becoming a key application domain of integrated microphotonics, and there is an increasing research effort for developing many classes of sensors, such as biosensors, gas sensors, inertial sensors, and so on, based on this enabling technology.

All scientific, technological, and market interest in that field is motivated by the very promising figures of merit that have been experimentally demonstrated by the abovementioned sensors and their intrinsic attractive features, e.g., immunity to electromagnetic interference, miniaturized size, low power consumption, and resistance to harsh environments.

The Special Issue will provide a forum for the latest research activities in the field of integrated microphotonic sensors and their applications. Both review articles and original research papers are solicited in, though not limited to, the following areas:

  • Silicon photonic sensors;
  • Chip scale biosensors and gas sensors;
  • Integrated microphotonic inertial sensors and pressure sensors;
  • E-field integrated photonic sensor;
  • Readout techniques for integrated microphotonic sensors;
  • Novel applications of integrated microphotonic sensors. 
Dr. Francesco Dell’Olio
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Keywords

  • Sensor
  • Photonics
  • Biosensor
  • Silicon Photonics
  • Integrated microphotonics

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Sensing Features of the Fano Resonance in an MIM Waveguide Coupled with an Elliptical Ring Resonant Cavity
by Hao Su, Shubin Yan, Xiaoyu Yang, Jing Guo, Jinxi Wang and Ertian Hua
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(15), 5096; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10155096 - 24 Jul 2020
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Abstract
In this article, a novel refractive index sensor composed of a metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide with two rectangular stubs coupled with an elliptical ring resonator is proposed, the geometric parameters of which are controlled at a few hundreds of nanometer size. The transmission feature [...] Read more.
In this article, a novel refractive index sensor composed of a metal–insulator–metal (MIM) waveguide with two rectangular stubs coupled with an elliptical ring resonator is proposed, the geometric parameters of which are controlled at a few hundreds of nanometer size. The transmission feature of the structure was studied by the finite element method based on electronic design automation (EDA) software COMSOL Multiphysics 5.4 (Stockholm, Sweden). The rectangular stub resonator can be thought of as a Fabry–Perot (FP) cavity, which can facilitate the Fano resonance. The simulation results reveal that the structure has a symmetric Lorentzian resonance, as well as an ultrasharp and asymmetrical Fano resonance. By adjusting the geometrical parameters, the sensitivity and figure of merit (FOM) of the structure can be optimized flexibly. After adjustments and optimization, the maximum sensitivity can reach up to 1550 nm/RIU (nanometer/Refractive Index Unit) and its FOM is 43.05. This structure presented in this article also has a promising application in highly integrated medical optical sensors to detect the concentration of hemoglobin and monitor body health. Full article
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