Special Issue "New Prospects in Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 5722
Interests: fiber optics; photoacoustics; fiber optical sensors; ultrasound
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Fiber-optic sensors have been widely used in the last 40 years and are gaining more and more acceptance for their compact size, immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and survivability in harsh high-temperature/humidity environments. Three distinct waves of fiber-optic sensor development can be identified, with the most successful fiber-optic sensors associated with each. The first wave of sensors were the fiber-optic gyroscopes based on the Sagnac effect and fiber-optic hydrophones based on Mach–Zehnder interferometers. These sensors were developed to the point of practicality, with both commercial and military systems based on them in use today. The second wave of fiber-optic sensors was based upon Fabry–Perot interferometers. A very large number of applications using these sensors have been reported in the literature. The third wave of fiber-optic sensors began with the development of inline Bragg grating optical filters for optical communication purposes. It was soon found that fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) make excellent optical transducers for sensing different physical parameters.
In recent years, a lot of novel concepts and applications have arisen, which include, but are not limited to: a fiber-optic current sensor (FOCS) utilizing the magneto-optic effect (Faraday effect); a long-distance distributed fiber-optic strain/temperature sensing system based on optical scattering along fibers, such as the Brillouin optical time-domain reflectometer (BOTDR); and fiber-optic biosensors (FOBSs) for medical diagnoses and treatments.
This Special Issue will focus on both traditional and emerging fiber-optic sensors and their applications. Topics about novel sensor design, advanced manufacturing processes, new signal processing algorithms, field test installations, monitoring, and solutions are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Xingwei Wang
Dr. Xu Guo
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- fiber-optic sensors
- distributed fiber-optic sensing system
- fiber-optic biomedical sensors
- signal processing
- FOS manufacturing process