Special Issue "Nonlinear Absorption Properties of Nanomaterials and Their Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ju Han Lee
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Guest Editor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Seoul, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02504, South Korea
Interests: fiber lasers; ultrafast lasers; nonlinear fiber optics; optical amplifiers; fiber optic sensors
Dr. Yong-Won Song
Guest Editor
Center for Opto-Electronic Materials and Devices, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul 02792, South Korea
Interests: functional nanomaterials, material processes, nonlinear optics, ultrafast fiber lasers, optical data management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intensive investigations into nanomaterials have recently been conducted in terms of fabrication, characterization, and application, since they can provide unique electronic and optical properties which are not readily available with conventional bulk materials. The nanomaterials, which have been at the center of intensive research until now, include carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, topological insulators (TIs), topological semimetal, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), transition metal monochalcogenides (TMMCs), filled skutterudites (FSs), black phosphorus (BPs), gold nano-particles, and MXenes. In particular, the nonlinear absorption properties of the aforementioned nanomaterials, such as saturable absorption and multi-photon absorption, have been of high technical interest, since they allow for the realization of absorption-related functional devices such as saturable absorbers (SAs) and multi-photon absorption devices. This Special Issue aims at highlighting the recent technical progress in investigating nonlinear absorption properties of emerging nanomaterials and development of the associated functional devices.

Prof. Dr. Ju Han Lee
Dr. Yong-Won Song
Guest Editors

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  • nonlinear optical properties
  • saturable absorption
  • multi-photon absorption
  • nanomaterials
  • 2D materials
  • transition metal dichalcogenides
  • topological insulators
  • topological semimetals
  • MXenes
  • metal nanoparticles
  • saturable absorbers for ultrafast lasers
  • multi-photon absorption-based devices

Published Papers

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