Special Issue "Nanomaterial-Based Wavefront Manipulations and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics Materials and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 82

Special Issue Editors

Physical Department, Tomsk State University, 30 Lenin Avenue, 634050 Tomsk, Russia
Interests: biophotonics; antennas and propagation; photonics; optics; plasmonics; electromagnetics; diffraction; waves; antennas; web science; microwave; THz; solid immersion lens; mesoscale optics; computational electromagnetics; antenna; lenses; antenna arrays; electromagnetic and acoustic waves; acoustojet
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Radiophysical Department, Tomsk State University, 30 Lenin Avenue, 634050 Tomsk, Russia
Interests: photonics; unusual optical phenomena; mesotronics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The diffraction limit, discovered in 1873 by Ernst Abbe, follows on from the general Heisenberg uncertainty relations, and is one of the limitations on the resolution of optical information systems, and on the minimum size on lab-on-chip systems. This fundamental limit can be overcome with the help of photonic–nanostructured devices—for example, the localized electromagnetic fields formed in the shadow surface of a mesoscale dielectric particle with a refractive index contrast near 2 can be modulated by introducing a nanohole structure at its rear surface, which makes it possible to improve the spatial resolution well beyond the stable immersion diffraction limit. On the other hand, various exotic optical phenomena, such as the focusing of light beyond the diffraction limit and nonlinear photonics, arise from the collective interaction of many nanostructures specially organized to produce an ordered artificial material.

This Special Issue aims to bring together fundamental and theoretical (including simulations) as well as experimental studies in the form of high-quality papers in the field of nanomaterial-based wavefront manipulation.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharp-edged structures;
  • Sharp metal tips;
  • Super-resolution focusing by nanostructured materials;
  • Functionalized nanomaterials-based devices;
  • Nanomaterial-based optical laser lithography beyond the diffraction limit;
  • Nanomaterials-based vortex generators;
  • Design and fabrication of nanoscale structures with desirable physical, scattering and morphological properties;
  • Two-dimensional-nanomaterials-based electronic devices;
  • Sensing, trapping, nano-manipulation and other applications of nanomaterial-based sharp focusing devices.

Prof. Dr. Igor V. Minin
Prof. Dr. Oleg V. Minin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanostructured materials
  • sharp focusing
  • field localization
  • diffraction limit
  • collective interaction of nanostructures
  • nanomaterials based devices

Published Papers

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