Toward a new generation of photonic humidity sensors


This review offers new perspectives on the subject and highlights an area in need of further research. It includes an analysis of current scientific literature mainly covering the last decade and examines the trends in the development of electronic, acoustic and optical-fiber humidity sensors over this period. The major findings indicate that a new generation of sensor technology based on optical fibers is emerging. The current trends suggest that electronic humidity sensors could soon be replaced by sensors that are based on photonic structures. Recent scientific advances are expected to allow dedicated systems to avoid the relatively high price of interrogation modules that is currently a major disadvantage of fiber-based sensors.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Funding: West Midlands European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project.
Uncontrolled Keywords: acoustic,adsorption dynamic analysis,electronic,humidity sensor,optic,relative humidity,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics,Analytical Chemistry,Biochemistry
Publication ISSN: 1424-8220
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024 07:12
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 13:55
Full Text Link: http://www.mdpi ... -8220/14/3/3986
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2014-02-26
Authors: Kolpakov, Stanislav A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6947-8289)
Gordon, Neil T. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1474-9739)
Mou, Chengbo (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6107-3439)
Zhou, Kaiming (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6011-1912)



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