Special Issue "Novel and Efficient Semiconductor-based Light Sources"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Edik U. Rafailov

Optoelectronics and Biomedical Photonics Group, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research on a wide variety of compact high-power CW and ultrashort-pulse laser sources; emitting in the visible, near- and mid-IR and THz spectral ranges; nanostructrures, nonlinear and integrated optics, and biophotonics
Guest Editor
Prof. Grigorii Sokolovskii

Ioffe Institute, 26 Polytechnicheskaya str, St Petersburg, 194021, Russia
Interests: nanophotonics, physics of semiconductors, laser diodes and LEDs
Guest Editor
Dr. Amit Yadav

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: optoelectronics; LEDs; semiconductor lasers; applied optics; mode-locked lasers; VECSEL

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Progress in the development of semiconductor-based light sources has become very rapid in modern times. However, despite great progress in the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, some other regions (such as visible, mid-infrared, and terahertz) would greatly benefit from the further development of compact and efficient light sources, the demand for which is driven by a number of new emerging applications. 

This Special Issue on “Novel and Efficient Semiconductor-Based Light Sources” offers to bring together the most recent research on such developments with a focus on practical and theoretical mechanisms to further improve the efficiency of novel light sources. Below, we list the topics of this Special Issue, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Quantum-well, wire, dash, and dot lasers and LEDs;
  • Laser and LED dynamics;
  • UV and visible diode lasers and LEDs;
  • Defects and their effects on emission efficiency;
  • Efficient light sources via frequency conversion;
  • MID-IR and quantum cascade lasers;
  • Ultrashort pulse lasers;
  • VCSELs, superlattice structures, and semiconductor disk lasers;
  • Compact THz sources and applications;
  • Silicon and Group IV photonics;
  • Semiconductor light sources for biophotonics and emerging applications…

Prof. Edik U. Rafailov
Prof. Grigorii Sokolovskii
Dr. Amit Yadav
Guest Editors

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  • Quantum wells
  • Quantum dots
  • Laser diodes
  • LED
  • III-V semiconductors
  • Nonlinear phenomena
  • Novel semiconductor-based light devices

Published Papers

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