Special Issue "Frontiers of Light Science: Novel Concepts, Nanomaterials, Nanostructures, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: photonics, nano-optics, surface-enhanced spectroscopies, non-linear optics, energy conversion, biosensing, fiber optics.
Confinement of electromagnetic waves by subwavelength dielectric and metallic structures enables intriguing applications, including, among others, enhanced light–matter interaction for lasing and spectroscopy, novel imaging techniques, new concept antennas for radiation/polarization patterning and structured light generation, highly versatile and ultrasensitive sensing, ultrafast modulation, unprecedented waveguiding possibilities, and groundbreaking light manipulation with spin-optics and topological photonics. The substantial frontier expansion witnessed today is pushed, on one side, by new insight into the fundamental physics of light, and on the other by cutting-edge technologies for nanomaterial engineering and targeted interdisciplinary applications.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute Articles or topic Reviews that will stimulate the continuing efforts on the understanding and exploring light science from novel concepts in photonics and nano-optics to nanomaterials and nanostructures and their applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Novel designs for metamaterials/metasurfaces/nanomaterials;
- Metamaterials/metasurfaces/nanomaterials for imaging, spectroscopy and nano-optics;
- Two-dimensional materials and devices;
- Active and tunable metamaterials/metasurfaces/nanomaterials;
- Nonlinear nanophotonics;
- Topological photonics;
- Lasing, filtering and sensing;
- Inverse design in photonics: algorithms and applications;
- Photonic devices and systems for machine learning.
Dr. Gianluigi Zito
Dr. Silvia Romano
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- energy conversion
- topological photonics
- intelligent systems