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Special Issue "The Fiber-Optic Sensing for Extreme Physics and Its Measurement Applications for Engineering and Science"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 October 2023 | Viewed by 7664

Special Issue Editor

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Institute for Advanced Communication and Data Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: fiber-optics vector sensing system and networks; micro-nano fiber and silicon photonic devices; phonics cross-disciplinary research with different engineering applications, e,g. intelligent desert, deep sea sensing, high speed trail health measurement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fiber-optic systems are the backbone of communication systems, carrying most of the world’s data traffic. Fiber optics has also played a key role in sensing applications such as physical, chemical, biological, and environmental sensors.  Fiber optic distributed sensors based on Raman scattering, Brillouin scattering and Rayleigh scattering have been successfully used for the measurement of temperature, strain, vibration, and so on. Fiber optical sensing technology is expected to grow significantly due to the rapid progress in information technology, mechanic dynamics, ocean engineering, bio-medicine, aerospace, and physics, chemicals, and material science. The Special Issue will highlight recent advances in fiber optic precise sensing technology and distributed measurement methods in both of engineering and science. Topics include, but not are limited to the following:

Keywords/subjects

Fiber-optics vector sensing system and networks

Fiber-optcis distrubuted measurement for extreme physics study from the seven base physical quantities to those derived quantities

Fiber-optics advanced sensing technologies for chemical,  bio-medicine, and materials measurement

Photonic cross-disciplinary research for different engineering applications, e,g. intelligent desert/water/land (environmental measurement), deep sea/deep space sensing, structure health monitoring for high speed trail or super high power, flexible robotics/mechanical arms, etc.

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Prof. Dr. Xinwan Li
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Fiber-optics vector sensing system and networks
  • Fiber-optcis distrubuted measurement for extreme physics study from the seven base physical quantities to those derived quantities
  • Fiber-optics advanced sensing technologies for chemical,  bio-medicine, and materials measurement
  • Photonic cross-disciplinary research for different engineering applications, e,g. intelligent desert/water/land (environmental measurement), deep sea/deep space sensing, structure health monitoring for high speed trail or super high tower, flexible robotics/mechanical arms, etc.

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Reflective Fiber Temperature Probe Based on Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance towards Low-Cost and Wireless Interrogation
Sensors 2023, 23(8), 4165; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23084165 - 21 Apr 2023
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Reflection fiber temperature sensors functionalized with plasmonic nanocomposite material using intensity-based modulation are demonstrated for the first time. Characteristic temperature optical response of the reflective fiber sensor is experimentally tested using Au-incorporated nanocomposite thin films deposited on the fiber tip, and theoretically validated [...] Read more.
Reflection fiber temperature sensors functionalized with plasmonic nanocomposite material using intensity-based modulation are demonstrated for the first time. Characteristic temperature optical response of the reflective fiber sensor is experimentally tested using Au-incorporated nanocomposite thin films deposited on the fiber tip, and theoretically validated using a thin-film-optic-based optical waveguide model. By optimizing the Au concentration in a dielectric matrix, Au nanoparticles (NP) exhibit a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) absorption band in a visible wavelength that shows a temperature sensitivity ~0.025%/°C as a result of electron–electron and electron–phonon scattering of Au NP and the surrounding matrix. Detailed optical material properties of the on-fiber sensor film are characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and focused-ion beam (FIB)-assisted transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Airy’s expression of transmission and reflection using complex optical constants of layered media is used to model the reflective optical waveguide. A low-cost wireless interrogator based on a photodiode transimpedance-amplifier (TIA) circuit with a low-pass filter is designed to integrate with the sensor. The converted analog voltage is wirelessly transmitted via 2.4 GHz Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) protocols. Feasibility is demonstrated for portable, remotely interrogated next-generation fiber optic temperature sensors with future capability for monitoring additional parameters of interest. Full article
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Distributed Impact Wave Detection in Steel I-Beam with a Weak Fiber Bragg Gratings Array
Sensors 2023, 23(4), 2194; https://doi.org/10.3390/s23042194 - 15 Feb 2023
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In this paper, acoustic, dynamic and static strain variations along a steel I-beam generated by an impact load are reconstructed simultaneously within a single measurement. Based on the chirped pulse φ-OTDR system with the single-shot measurement technique, both a higher strain-sensing resolution [...] Read more.
In this paper, acoustic, dynamic and static strain variations along a steel I-beam generated by an impact load are reconstructed simultaneously within a single measurement. Based on the chirped pulse φ-OTDR system with the single-shot measurement technique, both a higher strain-sensing resolution and a higher measurable vibration frequency are achieved. In addition, a weak fiber Bragg gratings array (WFBGA) with enhanced Rayleigh reflection is employed as a sensor, providing high signal-to-noise ratio Rayleigh traces, resulting in lower measurement uncertainty. In the experiments, the damping constant and fundamental frequency of the damped harmonic oscillator could then be measured based on the recovered strain variation profile for further structural health analysis. Compared with commercial strain gauges, linear potentiometers, and OFDR systems, the proposed sensing system ensures a distributed, quantitative, and high-frequency sensing ability, with an extensive range of potential applications. Full article
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Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Monitoring Linear Infrastructures: Current Status and Trends
Sensors 2022, 22(19), 7550; https://doi.org/10.3390/s22197550 - 05 Oct 2022
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Linear infrastructures, such as railways, tunnels, and pipelines, play essential roles in economic and social development worldwide. However, under the influence of geohazards, earthquakes, and human activities, linear infrastructures face the potential risk of damage and may not function properly. Current monitoring systems [...] Read more.
Linear infrastructures, such as railways, tunnels, and pipelines, play essential roles in economic and social development worldwide. However, under the influence of geohazards, earthquakes, and human activities, linear infrastructures face the potential risk of damage and may not function properly. Current monitoring systems for linear infrastructures are mainly based on non-contact detection (InSAR, UAV, GNSS, etc.) and geotechnical instrumentation (extensometers, inclinometers, tiltmeters, piezometers, etc.) techniques. Regarding monitoring sensitivity, frequency, and coverage, most of these methods have some shortcomings, which make it difficult to perform the accurate, real-time, and comprehensive monitoring of linear infrastructures. Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) is an emerging sensing technology that has rapidly developed in recent years. Due to its unique advantages in long-distance, high-density, and real-time monitoring, DAS arrays have shown broad application prospects in many fields, such as oil and gas exploration, seismic observation, and subsurface imaging. In the field of linear infrastructure monitoring, DAS has gradually attracted the attention of researchers and practitioners. In this paper, recent research and the development activities of applying DAS to monitor different types of linear infrastructures are critically reviewed. The sensing principles are briefly introduced, as well as the main features. This is followed by a summary of recent case studies and some critical problems associated with the implementation of DAS monitoring systems in the field. Finally, the challenges and future trends of this research area are presented. Full article
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