Photonic Sensors

A sponsored open access journal covering optical fiber sensors, planar waveguide sensors, and biophotonic sensors.

Together with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, SpringerOpen publishes Photonic Sensors, focusing on a range of light-sensing science and technology. And one of the things that, to me, helps set Photonic Sensors apart is its double-blind peer review system. That’s where both the authors and reviewers are blinded, so only the quality of the research counts in the review process.

Not only that, but the cooperating society, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, is sponsoring the article-processing charges for Photonic Sensors, so authors can publish in the journal without any additional charges.

Some of the recent highly-cited articles from the journal include:

  • Design and optimization of photonic crystal fiber for liquid sensing applications, by Md. Faizul Hug Arif, Kawsar Ahmed, Sayed Asaduzzaman, and Md. Abudl Kalum Azad
    • The authors designed and tested a type of photonic crystal fiber, organized around a hexagonal shape, for the purpose of sensing liquids and differentiating among these liquids. They successfully tested this design on water, ethanol, and benzyne.
  • Huge capacity fiber-optic sensing network based on ultra-weak draw tower gratings, by Minghong Yang, Wei Bai, Huiyong Guo, Hongqjao Wen, Haihu Yu, and Desheng Jiang
    • The authors describe a novel manufacturing technique for fiber Bragg gratings that can expand their usefulness. Fiber Bragg gratings are used to block or reflect specific light wavelengths. The manufacturing technique the authors describe can use this technique to sense more light wavelengths at one time than traditional fiber sensors.

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