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Special Issue "Advances on Dielectric Photonic Devices and Systems Beyond Visible"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Prudenzano Website E-Mail
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via Orabona, 4-70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: rare earth doped fiber laser and amplifier; photonic crystal fibers (PCF); substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) devices; microresonators; optical and microwave device modeling and characterization
Prof. Dr. Antonella D’Orazio Website E-Mail
Professor in Electromagnetic Fields, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione, Politecnico di Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: integrated optics; photonic crystals; plasmonics; graphene-based microwave and optical devices; nonlinear optics; microwave photonics
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari Website E-Mail
Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, National Research Council, IFN-CNR CSMFO Lab. via alla Cascata 56/C, Povo, 38123 Trento, Italy
Interests: glass photonics; properties, structure and processing of glasses, crystals and film for optical applications and photonics; integrated optics; transparent glass ceramics; confined structures including photonic crystals, waveguides, microcavities, and microresonators
The recent technological advances in the field of dielectric photonics, integrated optics, and optical fiber-based systems have paved the way for novel application areas based on the employment of optical beams as a feasible alternative to radio frequencies or microwave signals. In fact, optical beam propagation/processing allows application in biomedicine, via the interaction of light with biological tissues, such as in optical diagnostic and therapy; communication by exploiting, in addition to the conventional fiber optic systems, microwave photonics and radio-over-fiber techniques, optical 5G networks; material processing, via high brilliance and high power optical sources; sensing with the development of novel LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging o Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) systems, novel SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) substrates, microstructured optical fiber and photonic crystal based sensors; aerospace application via the developing of high performance devices including optical gyroscopes, medium infrared Mid-IR tracking systems; optical homeland security and surveillance. These and many others promising applications are a straightforward consequence of the optical technology progress. As an example, a number of activated materials have been ad-hoc synthesized for the construction of novel optical sources, in both conventional and exotic wavelength ranges, by embedding rare earth ions in different host materials (glass oxides, fluorides, chalcogenides, glass ceramics, crystalline, organics etc.) or by inclusion of rare earth ions in molecular complexes. In addition, novel optical materials as graphene promise novel applications through innovative optical circuitries. The availability of low cost commercial tunable optical sources as quantum cascade lasers and the fabrication of resonant microcavities and microstructured fibers, such as the terahertz sources, allow novel chemical and biological sensing set-ups. Further improvement of sensor performances can be obtained by covering dielectric structure with thin metal layer exploiting plasmon propagation or resonance. Moreover, surprising applications have been originated from the progresses in the field of optical amplification, fluorescent probes, luminescent labels, optical converters, switches, detectors, etc.
This Special Issue collects both original contributions and review papers on the optical devices and systems beyond visible, covering an extremely wide area of interest which ranges from telecommunication to optical remote sensing and earth atmosphere monitoring, from medical diagnosis and therapy to material processing, and from aerospace to security.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Prudenzano
Prof. Dr. Antonella D’Orazio
Dr. Maurizio Ferrari
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- Dielectric materials for NIR, Mid-IR, THz devices
- Rare earth doped devices
- Optical fiber
- Integrated optics devices
- PBG devices, Metallo-dielectric photonic crystals, plasmonics
- Microwave photonics
- Optical communications
- Aerospace photonics
- Green photonics
- Advances in characterization techniques
- NIR-MIR-Laser materials