Special Issue "Cutting-Edge Research in Nano-Optics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: glasses for photonic applications; RF-sputtering fabrication; planar waveguides; 1D photonic crystals and multilayer structures; rare-earth activated materials; nanostructured materials, optical and spectroscopic characterization
Research on nano-optical systems is introducing innovations into science, technologies, and allows the fabrication of new devices covering a very broad spectrum of applications that influence socio-economic challenges in many fields, going from energy to efficient photons management, from environmental protection to novel integrated communication systems, and from structural monitoring to quantum technologies and healthcare applications.
This Special Issue is focused on nano-optics systems and we invite you to submit your contributions. The general idea is to collect impressive papers devoted to physical, chemical, and hybrid fabrication techniques; the design of innovative nano-optic systems; the modeling and simulation of physical and chemical mechanisms and properties; and the theory behind nanostructured optical systems.
Concerning spectroscopic, optical, morphological, and structural characterizations, we expect scientific papers employing diagnostic techniques covering photoluminescence, time resolved spectroscopy, Raman, AFM, TEM, SEM, XPS, neutron scattering, synchrotron radiation-based technologies, DTA, thermodynamic analysis, and more. Emphasis is expected to be on new physical and chemical properties. Technical articles looking at novel diagnostics, designs and fabrication of components and devices are also welcome.
The objective of this Special Issue is to gather the experiences of leading scientists, and also to be a guide for people who needs to confront non-conventional and emerging routes for the development of nano-optical systems for advanced optical applications. From this point of view, we believe that the Special Issue will provide technological advances, and the latest research on the state-of-the-art in innovative processing and device applications of new materials to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and optical nanotechnologies. Interested and committed individuals from academia, national laboratories, industries, and start-up companies are invited to contribute by submitting papers on the following and related topics:
This Special Issue is intended to cover the following topics:
- Bioinspired optical nanostructures
- Coherent optical sources
- Energy-related Technologies
- Environmental Protection
- Frequency conversion
- Integrated optics
- Laser material processing
- Luminescent nanostructured materials and systems
- Nano scale interaction and optical properties
- Optically active nanostructured materials
- Photonic crystals and light trapping devices
- Plasmonic nanostructures
- Quantum dots
Dr. Alessandro Chiasera
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.
- Optical nanostructures
- Physical and chemical fabrication methods
- Nano-Optics processing and synthesis
- Nanostructured materials and devices
- Ceramics and Glass-ceramics
- Modeling and simulation
- Novel diagnostic techniques
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Affiliation:Characterization and Development of Materials for Photonics and Optoelectronics Lab, Italy
Author:Rui Almeida (Professor)
Affiliation:Centro de Química Estrutural at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Author:Dominik Dorosz (Professor)
Affiliation: AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Affiliation:University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Affiliation:University of La Laguna, Spain