Special Issue "Advanced nanostructures for Photonics and Photovoltaics"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: optical absorption; semiconductor lasers; mid-infrared and terahertz lasers and detectors; quantum-cascade lasers; infrared and terahertz sensing and imaging
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Interests: multiscale; photovoltaics; modelling; advanced characterization
Semiconductor nanostructured devices are reaching their maturity. Photonic devices, based on semiconductor heterostructures, such as quantum wells, superlattices, quantum dots and wires, quantum-cascade lasers and infrared photo-detectors, as well as their real-life applications, are attracting a great deal of interest, both in research and in commercial arena. Moreover, the field of nanostructures in solar cells is a dynamic one, using a wide array of tools, from restricted degrees of freedom, to structural anisotropies, to manipulate carrier transport and light interaction, in new and improved ways. The first of these structures, proposed in the 1980s, was the quantum well solar cell, which led, inevitably, to the quantum wire and quantum dot concepts. These structures opened up new directions in physics with regards to tackling thermalization losses, such as the intermediate band solar cell and the hot carrier solar cell, as well as concepts aiming to optimize light interaction and spectral conversion, such as multiple exciton generation approaches in nanostructures. This Special Issue focuses on these cutting-edge topics by inviting both review articles and original research contributions in the field of nanostructures for innovative approaches in photonics and photovoltaics.
Dr. Dragan Indjin
Prof. Jelena Radovanovic
Dr. James P. Connolly
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- quantum wells
- quantum wires
- quantum dots
- infrared and terahertz
- intersubband transitions
- absorption and transmission
- tunneling times
- nonlinear optical effects
- intermediate band
- multi junction
- multiple exciton generation
- hot carrier
- spectral conversion
- light interaction