Special Issue "New Advances in Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Optical Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Simulation and Design".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jorge Francés Monllor
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Guest Editor
Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, University of Alicante, San vicente del Raspeig -Alicante, Spain
Interests: numerical analysis; computational optimization; nonlinear optics; HPDLCs; polymers; anisotropic media; finite-difference time-domain method; diffraction; holography
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abdulhalim
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Guest Editor
Department of Electro-Optic Engineering, IlseKatz Institute for Nanoscale Science and TechnologyBen Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
Interests: plasmonic biosensors; nanophotonic devices; liquid crystal optics and devices; spectropolarimetric imaging, interference microscopy, biomedical optics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “New Advances in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of Optical Materials”, will address advances in numerical simulation, theoretical analysis, and characterization of optical materials. The impact of numerical simulation on different branches of science has seen a dramatic increase in the past decades. The rising of the computational power of modern CPUs and parallelism in both software and hardware has permitted facing new problems that were unaffordable in the past. As a result, numerical simulation and modeling have become a useful tool that complements experimental techniques and helps science and innovation to increase the performance and reliability of new products and services. The study of complex materials such as liquid crystals, polymers, metamaterials, and complex phenomena (e.g., nonlinearities, anisotropy, among others) have been dramatically improved due to these new methods. Their accuracy and the potential to predict and interpret experimental and analytical results have permitted addressing new applications and increasing knowledge in complex phenomena. This Special Issue is focused on recent contributions in the development of numerical methods and modeling applied to Materials Science in the field of optics. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit your work in the form of original research articles or reviews. Potential areas and applications include but are not limited to the following:


  • Finite-difference models;
  • Analytical and approximated solutions for optical media;
  • High-performance and optimization solutions for demanding problems;


  • Liquid crystals;
  • Polymers;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Holography;
  • Nonlinear materials;
  • Biosensors;
  • Diffractive optical elements.

Prof.Dr. Jorge Francés Monllor
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Abdulahim
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.


  • Computer modeling
  • Optical properties
  • Nonlinear optics
  • High-performance computing
  • Numerical simulation
  • Finite difference analysis (FDA)
  • Optical polymers
  • Diffractive optics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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