Special Issue "Organic Crystals for Infrared and Related Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
Interests: crystal growth; X-ray diffraction topography; defect formation; space materials science
Interests: nonlinear optics; terahertz radiation; femtosecond radiation
Organic crystals have always attracted a lot of attention, since the use of organic molecules of different configurations opens up wide possibilities for modifying the physical properties of materials. Organic electronics provides opportunities for new high-tech applications that are currently difficult or impossible to implement on the basis of inorganic crystals. Thus, organic nonlinear optical crystals are many times superior to inorganic materials in terms of the conversion efficiency and laser damage threshold. The spectral sensitivity range of organic semiconductors covers the entire visible spectrum, and many of them are characterized by high radiation resistance and a high, close to 100% luminescent quantum yield. The actual tasks facing the scientific community are both the creation of new organic materials for photon applications and the improvement of properties of already-known crystals. A promising direction for the modification of optical properties is the creation of regular 2D and 3D structures in crystals.
This Special Issue is mainly devoted to organic crystals, which can be used for optics and optoelectronics in the infrared region, in particular for the Terahertz range, as well as research into their growth, structure and properties. We also invite authors who are engaged in the study of the new features of the crystallization of organic compounds, as well as the relationship between the structure of molecules, the structure of crystals, and their properties.
We consider the specific feature of this Special Issue to be the discussion of a new and most interesting application of organic crystalline materials: the generation of THz radiation with the use of femtosecond laser sources. The high nonlinearity of organic crystals has allowed us to obtain record conversion efficiencies. We invite all scientists working in THz photonics to discuss the prospects of the development and applications of organic THz photonics in this Special Issue.
Dr. Alexey Voloshin
Dr. Alexander Shkurinov
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- Organic nonlinear optical crystals
- Organic semiconductor crystals
- Infrared spectral range
- Terahertz photonics
- Artificial regular structures
- Organic crystal growth
- Molecule–crystal structure–crystal property relations
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Author: V. Postnikov