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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Optical Fiber Sensors and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 219

Special Issue Editors

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: ultrashort laser pulses; fiber optical sensors
Department of Physics, University of Science & Technology, Xi’an 710021, China
Interests: ultrafast fiber laser pulse generation technology; terahertz metamaterials, optimal design of waveguides and terahertz biosensing technology; optical fiber and fiber bragg grating sensing technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Compared to conventional types of sensors, optical fiber sensors have many unique advantages, including low-cost, light-weight, compact-size, high-sensitivity, environment-resistivity, and bio-compatibility. Versatile designs and various tunable parameters of optical fibers enable the detection of many physical parameters to be measured: mechanical strain/stress/bending curvature, temperature, refraction index, transmission absorption and dispersion, biological and biochemical signals and many others. Moreover, fiber sensing, depending on sensing scales, detection frequency range, and specific applications, have been deployed on many different occasions, from long-distance distributed sensing to miniature biological sensors.

This Special Issue aims to put together original research and review articles on recent advances in optical fiber sensors and their applications. Relevant progress on fiber sensor designs and models, manufacturing technologies, packaging or distribution solutions, emerging applications, and new challenges in the field will be addressed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Microstructure fiber sensors
  • Distributed fiber sensing, acoustic/strain sensing, OTDR
  • Fiber optic shape, temperature, vibration sensing
  • Biochemical and biological fiber sensors, optical field sensing
  • Broadband or terawave fiber optical sensors

Dr. Zhe Guang
Dr. Yani Zhang
Guest Editors

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