Special Issue "Symmetry in Optical Fiber Sensing Technology"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 344

Special Issue Editors

Lab of Optics in Free Space (LOFS), Key Lab of In-Fiber Integrated Optics of Ministry of Education, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: optical fiber; optical sensor; measurements; metrology
ETSI Minas y Energía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Calle Ríos Rosas 21, 28003 Madrid, Spain
Interests: optics; measurement; sensing technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are announcing a Special Issue of Symmetry for the field of fiber optics sensing technology. Optical fiber sensors have the advantages of compact structure, strong security, and high sensitivity, and have been extensively used in both academia and industry. Symmetry-related issues remain interesting and relevant in the investigation and application of fiber sensors. These fibers must create a central symmetrical cross-section, which lays the basic foundations for the light propagation. Symmetrical structure designs, as well as periodical structures with symmetrical decorations, offer plenty of splendid features for fiber sensors. On this basis, temperature sensors, strain sensors, and pressure sensors show great potential in the application of the real-time deformation monitoring of vehicles, robots and buildings. Meanwhile, due to the interaction between the evanescent field and environment, optical fiber sensors have attracted a great deal of interest for the measurement of biological and chemical quantities.

From a general perspective, the development of fiber-sensing technology, novel symmetrical design schemes, theoretical analyses, as well as application scenarios have blossomed lately. Techniques based on fiber grating, especially long-period fiber grating, fiber Bragg grating, interferometers, surface plasmon resonance, and OTDR have been extensively developed in terms of symmetry. This Special Issue aims to publish papers related to symmetry in optical fiber sensors and explore a wide range of application scenarios and schemes of optical fiber sensors. Review articles and original research papers related to the design, principle analysis and application of optical fiber sensors are solicited. 

  • Fiber sensor
  • Nano/micro-structured fiber sensors
  • Fiber Grating
  • Optical time domain reflection
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • Optical fiber interferometer
  • Biological/chemical sensors
  • Physical sensor
  • Sensitization/packaging technology of optical fiber sensor.

Dr. Shengjia Wang
Prof. Dr. Félix Salazar Bloise
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fiber sensor
  • fiber grating/long period fiber grating
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • optical fiber interferometer
  • optical time domain reflection
  • surface plasmon resonance
  • refractive index
  • temperature
  • stress/strain measurement
  • photonic crystal fiber
  • nano/micro-structured fiber

Published Papers

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