Researchers Develop Novel Framework for Tracking Developments in Optical Sensors

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SUTD researchers together with international researchers develop a 3D technology map which systematically compares optical sensors, providing a much needed benchmark to define the standards and track developments in this rapidly growing industry.

SUTD: Lay‐Kee Ang, Yi Xu
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR: Ping Bai, Yuriy Akimov, Ching Eng Png, Lin Wu
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR: Xiaodong Zhou
Austrian Institute of Technology: Wolfgang Knoll

Figure 1: This is a technology map of optical refractive index sensors. A 3D plot of various representative sensing structures in the map of bulk refractive index sensitivity (x-axis), figure of merit (y-axis), and working wavelength (z-axis).

Plasmonics and photonics have been drawing attention in both academia and industry due to their use in an extensive range of applications, one of which includes optical sensing. The development of optical sensing technology not only contributes to the scientific research community as a versatile tool, but also offers substantial commercial value for smart city and Internet of Things (IOT) applications due to its energy efficiency, lightweight, small size and suitability for remote sensing. Reinforcing its significance, the Scientific American identified plasmonic sensing as one of the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018.

You can find more details at https://www.sutd.edu.sg/Research/Research-News/2019/5/novel-framework-for-tracking-developments-in-optic

2021-09-29T12:51:52+00:00