Special Issue "Nano-photonic Devices"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)
Prof. Dr. Robert Magnusson
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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Interests: theory and experiment of periodic nanostructures; nanolithography; nano-photonics and nanoelectronics; nanoplasmonics; optical bio- and chemical sensors; nanofabrication; integrated nanoscale devices; diffractive optics; optical filters; thin-film optics; waveguide optics
Worldwide, nanotechnology is progressing rapidly, motivated by a plethora of economically important applications in medicine, energy, and communications. The field of nano-photonics, being an integral part of nanotechnology, is similarly progressing expeditiously. Accordingly, we hereby announce a special issue addressing advances in modeling, fabrication, and characterization of nano-photonic devices. Such devices have typically critical feature size on the order of ~1-500 nm and process or design control on a nanoscale. We invite submission of papers on passive and active nano-photonic devices fashioned with dielectrics, semiconductors, or metals. Example topics include subwavelength elements, photonic bandgap structures, plasmonic devices, silicon nano-photonic devices and systems, diffractive elements, nano-photonic biosensors, nanocavity devices, quantum-dot elements, photovoltaic cells, nano-opto-electromechanical systems (NOEMS), resonance-based devices, waveguide devices, slow-light elements, nano-antennas, nanostructured lasers, nanostructured detectors, and others. Related novel systems concepts and application proposals are acceptable contributions. Moreover, innovative methods in nanolithography, nanopatterning, thin-film deposition, device characterization, etc., are of interest.Prof. Dr. Robert Magnusson
- active and passive devices
- nanoscale systems
- nano-photonics applications