Special Issue "Nanophotonic Materials"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2015

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,

The nanophotonics field has produced a decade of breakthrough research results fostered by advances in nanofabrication techniques, providing optical functionalities not easily available from conventional optical materials, through precise tailoring at the nanometer level for novel physical properties.

3D photonic crystals are advancing as powerful tools to control the dispersion and distribution of light, as a platform to increase efficiency of optical devices in lighting, solar, and all-optical processing of information.

When the periodic arrangement is extended to hybrid elements such as dielectric/metal and organic/inorganic combinations, the properties of the resulting nanoscale confinement of light leads to multi-functional nanomaterials, such as semiconductor/metal oxides and plasmonic metamaterials.

The introduction in such a domain of active materials like doped semiconductors and nanocrystallites in optical waveguides, further enables electrical pumping for optical gain and quantum optical effects.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the most recent progress and emerging novel applications of nanomaterials, with special focus on advanced light processing abilities.

Dr. Lorenzo Rosa

Guest Editor


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  • active nanomaterials
  • nano-metamaterials
  • photonic crystals
  • nanofabrication and synthesis
  • modeling and simulation

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Last update: 26 September 2014

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