Optical Chemical Sensors

  • F. Baldini
  • A.N. Chester
  • J. Homola
  • S. Martellucci
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 224)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Charles H. Townes
    Pages 1-15
  3. Otto S. Wolfbeis, Bernhard M. Weidgans
    Pages 17-44
  4. Fundamentals of optical chemical sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXII
    2. Artur Dybko
      Pages 47-58
    3. Ivan Kasik, Vlastimil Matejec, Miroslav Chomat, Milos Hayer, Daniela Berkova
      Pages 59-76
    4. Aleksandra Lobnik
      Pages 77-98
    5. Guillermo Orellana
      Pages 99-116
    6. Loϊc J. Blum, Christophe A. Marquette
      Pages 157-178
    7. Jiří Homola
      Pages 179-192
    8. Conor S. Burke, Ondrej Stránik, Helen M. McEvoy, Brian D. MacCraith
      Pages 193-215
    9. Guenter Gauglitz
      Pages 217-237
    10. Tuan Vo-Dinh, Fei Yan
      Pages 239-259
    11. Paul V. Lambeck, Hugo J.W.M. Hoekstra
      Pages 261-280
    12. Alfred Driessen, Hugo J.W.M. Hoekstra, Wico Hopman, Henry Kelderman, Paul V. Lambeck, Joris van Lith et al.
      Pages 281-295
    13. Gerhard J. Mohr
      Pages 297-321
    14. María C. Moreno-Bondi, Elena Benito-Peña
      Pages 323-352
    15. Halina Podbielska, Agnieszka Ulatowska-Jarża, Gerhard Müller, Hans J. Eichler
      Pages 353-385
  5. Applications of optical chemical sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXXII
    2. David R. Walt, Tamar Sternfeld
      Pages 405-415
    3. Francesco Baldini
      Pages 417-435
    4. Frances S. Ligler, D. Phil., D. Sc.
      Pages 437-455
    5. Claudia Preininger
      Pages 479-500
    6. Dmitri B. Papkovsky
      Pages 501-514
    7. Gabriele Cristoforetti, Stefano Legnaioli, Vincenzo Palleschi, Azenio Salvetti, Elisabetta Tognoni
      Pages 515-526
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 527-535

About these proceedings


Chemical sensing using optics is under extensive research all over the world and many optical chemical sensors are finding increasing application in industry, environmental monitoring, medicine, biomedicine and chemical analysis. This is evidenced by an annual growth in the number of international scientific conferences in which advances in the field of optical chemical sensors are reported. These conferences, are, however, focused on disseminating the latest scientific results rather than providing in-depth education in the field of optical chemical sensors. In addition, the topic of optical chemical sensors is only just beginning to find its way into the curricula of universities and colleges in Europe and in the US. Due to the prominence that optical sensors are assuming, it has become more and more important to establish a framework for discussion and interchange, in addition to traditional conferences, to aid research and education in this important field. In the summer of 2004, the NATO A. S. I. on the subject “Optical Chemical Sensors” was organised in Erice, Sicily. This NATO A. S. I. was th the 40 Course of the International School of Quantum Electronics, under the auspices of the “Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture” and was directed by Dr. J. Homola of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronic (IREE) of the Academy of Sciences in Prague and by Dr. F. Baldini of the “Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics” (IFAC-CNR).


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Baldini
    • 1
  • A.N. Chester
    • 2
  • J. Homola
    • 3
  • S. Martellucci
    • 4
  1. 1.IFAC-CNRFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Hughes Research Laboratories, Inc.MalibuU.S.A.
  3. 3.IREE-Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.The University of Rome “Tor Vergata”Italy

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