Special Issue "Nanophotonics and Its Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: light-matter interaction; optical properties; nanophotonics; nanotechnology; nanostructures; laser processing
Interests: nanophotonics; plasmonics; optical spectroscopy; sensors; energy conversion
Nanophotonics is the field of science that aims at manipulating light at the nanoscale. It is based on the capability of nanostructures to absorb, emit, confine, enhance or guide electromagnetic waves in subwavelength dimensions. Furthermore, when assembled into metamaterials, nanostructures open the way to novel optical phenomena not found in nature, such as negative refraction or non-specular reflection. All these features are appealing for a variety of applications in areas such as energy, security, biomedicine or telecom.
The rapid growth of nanophotonics has profited from the continuous quest to design and build innovative nanostructures. At present, there is a strong interest in exploring the unconventional properties and advantages offered by alternative plasmonic nanostructures (beyond noble metals), high or giant refractive index nanostructures, perovskite nanostructures, quantum confined nanostructures (two-dimensional or three-dimensional), and hybrid nanostructures.
In this Special Issue, we aim at providing a timely perspective on the advances in nanophotonics, related to such novel nanostructures. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
- Fabrication of nanostructures.
- Optical properties of nanostructures.
- Advanced optical characterization of individual nanostructures or assemblies of nanostructures (e.g. dark-field, near-field, luminescence imaging, ultrafast spectroscopy, ellipsometry/polarimetry).
- Relations between the nature, size, shape, organization of nanostructures and their optical properties (e.g. plasmon resonances, high or giant refractive index Mie resonances, anapole resonances, luminescence, non-linear effects).
- External reversible tuning of the optical properties of nanostructures (e.g. with electricity, heat, light).
- Nanostructured metamaterials: fabrication and optical properties.
- Applications, e.g. sensing, photocatalysis, photovoltaics, lighting, and switching.
Experimental and theoretical contributions are both welcome.
Dr. Rosalia Serna
Dr. Johann Toudert
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- Nanostructured metamaterials
- Optical properties
- High refractive index
- Quantum confinement
- Hybrid nanostructures
- Applications of nanophotonics