With the notable advantages of high precision, electromagnetic immunity, and non-invasive detection, optical sensing has promising potential in a wide variety of applications like aerospace, artificial intelligence, the industrial internet of things, medicine and life sciences, and more. In general, rapid advancement in optical sensing cannot be achieved without the support of novel optoelectronic techniques. For example, after optical fibers were invented by Charles Kao in the 1960s, optical fiber sensing revolutionized conventional optical sensing systems and greatly broadened its potential applications. To date, optical fiber sensing has been developed to precisely detect many physical and biochemical parameters including, but not limited to, gases, temperature, pressure, strain, vibration, current and magnetic fields. These capabilities boosted the sensing opportunities in fast-growing markets like healthcare and electrical safety. In recent years, expansion of optical fiber sensing into new areas continues; overlap is present in subjects like spectroscopy, low-dimensional materials, micro/nano-photonic device fabrication, signal measuring, and processing technology. The emerging areas and their cross-disciplinary combinations are expected to bring us new sensing science, disruptive sensing techniques, and even unprecedented products in optical sensing.
In this special issue, we invite researchers to review their cutting-edge research and share their original studies of emerging techniques for optical sensing.
The exploration of surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and thin films using:
- optical fiber sensing, （光纤传感）
- fiber device manufacture, （光纤器件加工制作）
- optical signal processing, （光学信号处理）
- photoelectric detection,（光电监测）
- spectroscopy, （光谱学）
- silicon photonics,（硅基光子学）
- meta surface,（超表面）
Tiegen Liu, Tianjin University（天津大学，刘铁根）
Junfeng Jiang, Tianjin University（天津大学，江俊峰）
Kun Liu, Tianjin University（天津大学，刘琨）
Zhenzhou Cheng, Tianjin University（天津大学，程振洲）
Manuscripts should be no more than 25 pages of A4 paper (including figures and tables). Text should be printed on one side only and be double-spaced. Interested authors are welcome to email their tentative titles and abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full electronic manuscripts (MS-Word, or PDF file) should be submitted via the NPE online system; please select ‘Special Issue on Microscale acoustofluidics and lab-on-chip’. All manuscripts must be prepared using the Guide for Authors and will be reviewed by at least two referees.