Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Photonics and Photovoltaics Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: III-nitrides, deposition by RF sputtering, optoelectronic devices, mode-locked lasers, saturable absorbers
Interests: transparent conductive oxides, deposition by RF magnetron sputtering, electrodes, antireflectance layer, silicon-based photovoltaic devices
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Photonics is a key enabling technology applicable in several fields capable of changing society. It is, therefore, emerging as a powerful driving force able to overcome present challenges. Cutting-edge materials and technologies are required to develop the photonic platforms needed to implement these novel solutions. Recently, low-dimensional systems based on graphene-related, organic, and semiconductor materials have attracted interest as a way to cope with photonics system challenges.
An important application of photonics is energy harvesting and generation using photovoltaic devices. In this area, conventional and well-established technologies are used with recently-developed materials, like perovskites (novel strategies for light trapping) and novel TCO materials (developed as possible substitutes for ITO), and represent the backbone of novel photovoltaic devices capable of overcomimg acepted limitations.
This Special Issue, with a collection of articles containg the most recent results and findings related to this exciting research area, aims to present the recent developments in photonic materials in several fields of applications, such as photonics integrated circuits, organic photonics, ultrafast photonics, and, especially, photovoltaics.
Prof. Fernando B. Naranjo
Dr. Susana Fernandez
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- optoelectronic devices
- solar cells
- photonic devices
- photonic integrated circuits
- photonic materials