Special Issue "Two-Photon Absorption Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Two-photon absorption is a nonlinear optical process, which was originally predicted by Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1931 in her doctoral dissertation. The first experimental verification of two-photon absorption became possible only after the invention of the laser, thirty years later. Due to its characteristic nature of three-dimensional confined excitation, two-photon absorption has found many applications in microscopy, microfabrication, data-storage, and biomedical applications. Two-photon absorption is particularly useful in biomedical applications due to the large biological penetration depth of the near-infrared light used in the two-photon excitation process. However, typical small molecules generally have very small two-photon absorption cross-sections. Initiation of two-photon absorption process requires very high laser power, which may cause adverse effects to biological species in two-photon based applications. Development of materials with large two-photon absorption cross sections are highly demanded for their various applications. The rapid advances in the materials design and synthesis, nanotechnology, development of pulsed laser technology have greatly vitalized this field. Lots of two-photon absorption materials have been designed and many two-photon absorption based applications have been developed.
This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent progress in the design and synthesis of inorganic, organic, polymer and nanomaterials with large two-photon absorption cross sections, as well as new applications of these materials in various two-photon based applications. It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit original full papers and communications, full and mini-reviews to this Special Issue.
Prof. Qing-Hua Xu
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- Two-photon absorption
- Two-photon microscopy
- Two-photon imaging
- Two-photon sensing
- Two-photon photodynamic therapy
- Two-photon drug-delivery
- Optical limiting