Special Issue "Nanophotonic Materials"


A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Lorenzo Rosa
Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Micro-Photonics, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Website: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/engineering/cmp/profile.php?member=lrosa
E-Mail: lrosa@ieee.org
Phone: +61 3 9214 8619
Fax: +61 3 9214 5435
Interests: numerical methods for electromagnetics; photonic crystals; fiber optics; integrated optics; plasmonics; sensing; solar energy harvesting; nano-antennas; MEMS; opto-mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the recent advances in nanofabrication techniques, there has been a growing impact on optical science and engineering of nanomaterials, purposely tailored at the nanometer level for novel physical and chemical properties, with an eye to the quantum effects experienced at the molecular level. This is expressed in manifold ways according to the topic and field of application.

The use of nanocrystallites as active materials in optical waveguides offer nanometer-scale confinement of light, enabling electrical pumping for optical gain and the generation of quantum optical effects. Photonic crystals can control the distribution and conversion of optical energy in lighting and solar applications. Interplay of order and disorder can enhance selected optical properties when the degree of randomization is carefully controlled in fabrication. Bio applications require understanding of the interaction of nanoparticles with organic material and biocompatibility. Quantum effects also elicit changes in the intrinsic material properties, given by confinement of quantum mechanical wavefunctions in nanometer-size particles.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the most recent progress and emerging novel applications of nanomaterials in optics and photonics, in bio-medicine, sensing, solar energy, opto-electronics, and related fields, and to the associated advances in fabrication, measurement, and modeling techniques.

Dr. Lorenzo Rosa
Guest Editor


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  • active nanomaterials (metal-oxide, plasmonic/semiconductor, nanocrystallites)
  • nanomaterials for catalysis
  • nano-metamaterials (non-reciprocal, left-handed, negative-index)
  • nanocomposites (bio/organic, inorganic, hybrid)
  • self-organized nanomaterials (ordered/disordered)
  • photonic crystals (tunable, chiral, superprisms, 3D)
  • nanowires and nanodots (semiconductor, quantum, solar)
  • nanofabrication and synthesis (lithography, colloids, large-area techniques)
  • novel characterization techniques (imaging, spectroscopy, near-field)
  • modeling and simulation (optical, molecular, quantum, DFT)

Published Papers

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Last update: 23 December 2013

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