Special Issue "Laser Printing of Nanophotonic Structures"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2020.
Interests: laser material processing, plasmonic and all-dielectric nanostructures, structured laser beams, sensors
Interests: light–matter interactions occurring in the small space and on ultrashort time domains
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Nowadays, fabrication of various nanostructures, nanotextured surfaces and nanomaterials using pulsed laser radiation have become a matured technology due to its straightforward operation, flexibility, competitive fabrication expenses and extremely high performance. Utilization of structured laser light (complex-shaped beams, specific pulse trains and repetition rates) is expected to expand functionality of existing laser-based nanofabrication techniques. Substantial progress in understanding of fundamentals behind interaction of ultrafast laser pulses with a matter (via fundamental experiments and simulations) is also considered to drive further progress in this field.
Considering extremely fast evolution of this research area, the proposed Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at collecting papers covering fundamental and practical aspects of laser-assisted nanofabrication of various functional nanostructures and nanotextured surfaces. Along with surveying state-of-the-art laser-assisted nanofabrication techniques this issue also intends to provide a special emphasis on the optical and nonlinear optical properties of the fabricated nanostructures and their arrangements as well as relevant applications. Such applications may include (but not limited to) advanced nano-, bio- and chemo-sensors, ultrafast nanoscale devices, metasurfaces for wavefront manipulation, structural color generation, micro-optics for vis-IR-THz spectral ranges, lasing from microscale resonant structures, solar cell, catalysis, etc.
Dr. Aleksandr Kuchmizhak
Prof. Dr. Saulius Juodkazis
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- Direct laser printing/writing
- Nanoablation and nanopatterning
- Structured-light material processing
- Laser induced periodic surface structures
- Laser synthesis and laser ablation in liquids