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Special Issue "Photonic Crystal Microsensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Since their proposal in the late 80s, photonic crystals have become one of the hottest topics in the field of nanophotonics due to their ability to control light at the nanoscale. By properly tuning the parameters of these structures, it is possible to achieve the presence of photonic bandgaps, obtain slow-wave propagation, or control the dispersion properties of the propagated modes. Although the main application of photonic crystals was related to the signal processing and light control fields, they have also demonstrated outstanding performances for sensing-related applications. Their special properties can achieve very high sensitivities while keeping a very reduced footprint, which is a must for the development of, for example, lab-on-a-chip devices. This Special Issue seeks reviews, regular research papers, and short communications on the different aspects related with the development of photonic crystal-based microsensors, from the proposal of novel configurations of these sensing structures to the experimental demonstration of their application in different fields.
Prof. Jaime García-Rupérez
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. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.
- Photonic crystals
- Mechanical sensors
- Sensor design and optimization
- Photonic crystals fabrication and testing