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Photonic Sensing: Principles and Applications for Safety and Security Monitoring

Book Description

A cutting-edge look at safety and security applications of photonic sensors

With its many superior qualities, photonic sensing technology is increasingly used in early-detection and early-warning systems for biological hazards, structural flaws, and security threats. Photonic Sensing provides for the first time a comprehensive review of this exciting and rapidly evolving field, focusing on the development of cutting-edge applications in diverse areas of safety and security, from biodetection to biometrics.

The book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, fostering effective solutions for the development of specialized materials, novel optical devices, and networking algorithms and platforms. A number of specific areas of safety and security monitoring are covered, including background information, operation principles, analytical techniques, and applications. Topics include:

  • Document security and structural integrity monitoring, as well as the detection of food pathogens and bacteria

  • Surface plasmon sensors, micro-based cytometry, optofluidic techniques, and optical coherence tomography

  • Optic fiber sensors for explosive detection and photonic liquid crystal fiber sensors for security monitoring

  • Photonics-assisted frequency measurement with promising electronic warfare applications

An invaluable, multidisciplinary resource for researchers and professionals in photonic sensing, as well as safety and security monitoring, this book will help readers jump-start their own research and development in areas of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, mechanics, electronics, and defense.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Half Title
  4. Title Page
  5. Preface
  6. Contributors
  7. Chapter 1: Surface Plasmons for Biodetection
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Principles of SPR Biosensors
    3. 1.3 Optical Platforms for SPR Sensors
    4. 1.4 Functionalization Methods for SPR Biosensors
    5. 1.5 Applications of SPR Biosensors
    6. 1.6 Summary
    7. References
  8. Chapter 2: Microchip-Based Flow Cytometry in Photonic Sensing: Principles and Applications for Safety and Security Monitoring
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Microchip-Based Flow Cytometry
    3. 2.3 Microchip-Based Flow Cytometry with Integrated Optics
    4. 2.4 Applications
    5. 2.5 Conclusion
    6. References
  9. Chapter 3: Optofluidic Techniques for the Manipulation of Micro Particles: Principles and Applications to Bioanalyses
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Optofluidic Techniques for the Manipulation of Particles
    3. 3.3 Enhancing Optical Manipulation with a Monolithically Integrated on-Chip Structure
    4. 3.4 Applications
    5. 3.5 Conclusion
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. References
  10. Chapter 4: Optical Fiber Sensors and Their Applications for Explosive Detection
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 A Brief Review of Existing Fiber-Optic-Based Explosive Detectors
    3. 4.3 High Performance Fiber-Optic Explosive Detector Based on the AFP Thin Film
    4. 4.4 Generating High Quality Polymer Film—Pretreatment with Adhesion Promoter
    5. 4.5 Effect of Photodegradation on AFP Polymer
    6. 4.6 Optimizing Polymer Concentration for Optimized AFP-Film Thickness
    7. 4.7 Explosive Vapor Preconcentration and Delivery
    8. 4.8 Future Directions and Conclusions
    9. References
  11. Chapter 5: Photonic Liquid Crystal Fiber Sensors for Safety and Security Monitoring
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Materials and Experimental Setups
    3. 5.3 Principle of Operation
    4. 5.4 Tuning Possibility
    5. 5.5 Photonic Devices
    6. 5.6 Photonic Liquid Crystal Fiber Sensors for Sensing and Security
    7. 5.7 Conclusion
    8. Acknowledgments
  12. Chapter 6: Miniaturized Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Systems for Potential Air Vehicle Structural Health Monitoring Applications
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Spectrum Fixed AWG-Based FBG Sensor System
    3. 6.3 Spectrum Tuning AWG-/EDG-Based FBG Sensor Systems
    4. 6.4 Dual Function EDG-Based Interrogation Unit
    5. 6.5 Conclusion
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. References
  13. Chapter 7: Optical Coherence Tomography for Document Security and Biometrics
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Principle of OCT
    3. 7.3 OCT Systems: Hardware and Software
    4. 7.4 Sensing Through Volume: Applications
    5. 7.5 Summary and Conclusion
    6. References
  14. Chapter 8: Photonics-Assisted Instantaneous Frequency Measurement
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Frequency Measurement Using an Optical Channelizer
    3. 8.3 Frequency Measurement Based on Power Monitoring
    4. 8.4 Other Methods for Frequency Measurement
    5. 8.5 Challenges and Future Prospects
    6. 8.6 Conclusion
    7. References
  15. Index
  16. Bseries