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Novel Design, Fabrication, and Application of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors

Call for Papers

Although optical fiber has replaced electrical cable in many communication applications, optical sensors have not been widely used due to many technological barriers. Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors have shown strong potential to replace electronic sensors, mainly thanks to their frequency modulation. However, there are still many barriers, such as lower sensitivities and narrower measurement range than those of electronic sensors, limited field application experiences, nonstandard fabrication procedures, fragile Bragg gratings due to exposure to laser beams, and so on.

This special issue focuses on novel designs used in the production of better performing FBG sensors, discoveries unveiling a deeper understanding of their characteristics, standardization studies of FBG sensor fabrication procedures resulting in a stable and uniform performance, and novel field applications with interesting results. Original research and review articles are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel designs of FBG sensors
  • Theoretical studies of FBG sensors
  • Long-term stability of FBG sensors
  • Fabrication procedures of FBG sensors
  • Special fiber gratings
  • Femtosecond made FBG sensors
  • Fiber lasers based on FBG sensors
  • Novel applications of FBG sensors
  • Smart sensing systems using FBG sensors

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 13 December 2019
Publication DateMay 2020

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Kuo Li, Bengbu University, Bengbu, China

Guest Editors

  • Qiang Wu, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Nandini Basumallick, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India