Optical Fibre Sensors Using Graphene-Based Materials: A Review

Miguel Hernaez, Carlos R. Zamarreño, Sonia Melendi-Espina, Liam R. Bird, Andrew G. Mayes, Francisco J. Arregui

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Abstract

Graphene and its derivatives have become the most explored materials since Novoselov and Geim (Nobel Prize winners for Physics in 2010) achieved its isolation in 2004. The exceptional properties of graphene have attracted the attention of the scientific community from different research fields, generating high impact not only in scientific journals, but also in general-interest newspapers. Optical fibre sensing is one of the many fields that can benefit from the use of these new materials, combining the amazing morphological, chemical, optical and electrical features of graphene with the advantages that optical fibre offers over other sensing strategies. In this document, a review of the current state of the art for optical fibre sensors based on graphene materials is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number155
Number of pages24
JournalSensors
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • optical fibre sensors
  • graphene
  • graphene oxide
  • reduced graphene oxide
  • carbon materials
  • thin films
  • nanostructured coatings

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