Photoacoustic-Based Sensing Systems: Advances, Applications, and Innovative Measurement Strategies

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 488

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Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology, Department of Applied Science, Coburg University, 96450 Coburg, Germany
Interests: acoustic sensors; optic sensors; simulation; microfluidics
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Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photoacoustic sensing has emerged as a powerful technique for imaging and sensing, with applications ranging from medical diagnostics, to environmental monitoring, to industrial quality control, to name only a few. Recent advancements in light sources, such as quantum cascade lasers and tunable microstructure light sources, coupled with breakthroughs in microphones (MEMS), have significantly elevated the capabilities of photoacoustic sensing, promoting novel opportunities and applications. These improvements, particularly in microsystems, offer new avenues for miniaturization and enhanced measurement strategies. Additionally, the integration of innovative photoacoustic cell structures further enhances the performance of these sensing solutions.

This Special Issue aims to explore the synergy between systems and microsystems, novel light sources, innovative sensors, photoacoustic cell design, advanced microphones, and innovative measurement strategies in the realm of photoacoustic sensing.

Scope and Topics

This Special Issue welcomes contributions that address various aspects of research and development related to photoacoustic-based sensing. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stefan Drese
Dr. Enza Panzardi
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  • photoacoustic sensing mechanism
  • microsystem design and fabrication
  • novel measurement approaches
  • integrated photonics for photoacoustic sensing
  • materials and transducer technologies
  • signal processing and data analysis
  • applications and case studies

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