Special Issue "Optical Coatings and Coatings for Optics and Photonics—Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Manuel F. M. Costa

1. Center of Physics, School of Sciences, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
2. Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics, 4700-030 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: optical metrology; instrumentation; applied optics; thin films and nanoscience; optometry; image processing; science education and scientific literacy
Guest Editor
Dr. Joaquim Carneiro

Department of Physics, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
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Interests: material science; nanotechnology; thin films; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; photocatalytic coatings (thin films, nanoparticles) with self-cleaning, anti-fogging, air-purifying and anti-antibacterial functions; advanced characterization techniques
Guest Editor
Dr. Vasco Teixeira

Center of Physics, School of Sciences, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Interests: nanotechnology, nanomaterials, surface engineering, smart materials, photocatalytic coatings, nanocomposite coatings, functional thin films, nanostructured surfaces, self-cleaning surfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 4th International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, AOP2019, will be held in Lisbon (Portugal), 31 May–4 June, 2019. Since its first edition in 2011, the AOP conferences provided an excellent opportunity to, in an open friendly environment, foster the establishment of the widest range of cooperation projects and relationships with colleagues and institutions involved in pure and applied optics and photonics research from all around the world. Open to contributions from all domains of optics and photonics and all application fields, with this conference we expect to review the state-of-the-art in these subjects and to foresee and discuss the future of research in optics and photonics and its application. Thirty plenary and keynote lectures by world-renowned researchers in all fields of optics and photonics and applications set the standard of quality of a varied and exciting scientific program.

We are honored to serve as Guest Editors of this Special Issue to be published in Coatings that will contain papers submitted and accepted at AOP2019 on the widest range of issues related to optical coatings and coatings and thin films of interest in optics and photonics and on optical characterization and processing of coatings. Its main scope is to provide a timely and broad collection of the most innovative topics discussed during the latest edition of the conference. We warmly invite researchers to submit their contributions, both original research articles and review papers, to this Special Issue. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Optical coatings
  • Coatings for optics and photonics
  • Coatings and thin films for optical sensors
  • Coatings for ophthalmic optics
  • Coatings for space optics
  • Nano coatings and structures for photonics
  • Thin films
  • Production and deposition methods
  • Lithography
  • Laser treatment and processing of surfaces and coatings
  • Optical characterization of coatings and thin films

To find out more, visit the conference website www.aop2019.org

Prof. Dr. Manuel F. M. Costa
Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Dr. Vasco Teixeira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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