Special Issue "Volatile Organic Compounds Detection with Optical Fiber Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 6043
Interests: optical fiber sensors; microstructured optical fibers; optofluidics; interferometers; physical and chemical sensing
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The detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a critical aspect in many fields. For instance, in many industries, these compounds present a high environmental impact, and their emissions need to be carefully controlled. On the other hand, in the food and beverage industry, these can be indicators of the products’ quality. Their presence can also be associated with environmental contamination, poor air quality, or even with certain human diseases. Many optical fiber-based sensors have been proposed in the last years to detect VOCs, and this is still a very active research field.
This forthcoming Special Issue invites contributions regarding the research and development of new optical fiber sensors for the detection of VOCs, aiming at an advancement of the current state of the art. Short communications, original research experimental and theoretical papers, and review articles are welcomed for this Special Issue. These contributions can focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- VOCs sensors based on new optical fiber geometries;
- Interferometric fiber sensors;
- Fiber gratings-based sensors;
- Optofluidic fiber sensors;
- Fiber sensors based on Vernier effect;
- Sensors based on whispering gallery modes;
- Detection of a single or multiple VOCs;
- Active or passive fiber sensors;
- New coating materials;
- Advanced sensing configurations.
Dr. Marta S. Ferreira
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- Optical fiber sensors
- Volatile organic compounds
- Chemical sensors
- Fiber gratings
- Advanced sensing configurations