SPIE call for papers


As part of a special section to be published later this year, Optical Engineering is accepting original applications of papers related to CBRE sensing optical technologies.

Optical Engineering will be publishing a Special Section on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive Sensing, guest edited by Augustus W. Fountain III.

The submission deadline is 1 August 2013.

Detection and identification of hazardous chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) materials plays a large role in ensuring homeland security and defense. Rapid determination of hazards can save the lives of civilians, military personnel, and first responders by limiting their exposure and identifying the specific hazard for treatment of those contaminated or infected. In addition, there is pervasive interest among diverse disciplines such as medicine, law enforcement, explosive ordinance disposal, environmental protection, industrial manufacturing, and food processing to develop capabilities for the rapid detection and identification of various chemical markers.

In this special section, we invite researchers to submit original applications of optical technologies applied to CBRE sensing. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* Fluorescence detection (e.g., ultraviolet fluorescence, direct fluorescence imaging and identification, fluorescent labeling, fluorescence resonance energy transfer [FRET], laser-induced fluorescence [LIF], photofragmentation LIF, etc.)
* Raman spectroscopy and imaging (e.g., ultraviolet Raman, resonance Raman, surface-enhanced Raman, nonlinear Raman techniques, tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, etc.)
* Colorimetric detection
* Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
* Infrared detection
* Quantum cascade lasers
* Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)/laser-induced plasma spectroscopy (LIPS)
* Photoacoustic spectroscopy
* Millimeter-wave imaging/terahertz spectroscopy
* Photothermal spectroscopy
* Gamma radiation detection
* Laser-induced ionization (e.g., matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization [MALDI]) for CBNE detection
* Novel optical materials and micromechanical components for CBRE sensing
* CBRE environmental monitoring
* Biological surveillance and diagnostics
* Biologically inspired or biomimetic optical CBRE sensors
* Active/passive detection and identification.

See the full call for papers

Manuscripts should be submitted to SPIE according to the journal guidelines with a cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section. All papers submitted for this special section, both solicited and unsolicited, will go through the standard journal review process.

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