Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Photonics: Advances 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 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Dana Cristea
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Guest Editor
Microphotonics Laboratory, National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), Bucharest, Romania
Interests: photodetectors; integrated optics; optical chemo- and biosensors; metamaterials; new materials (quantum dots, graphene, hybrid nanocomposites) for photonics
Dr. Mihaela Kusko
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Guest Editor
Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), Bucharest, Romania
Interests: nanomaterials; nanocomposites; heterostructure engineering; optoelectronics; energy harvesting and storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photonics—the science of creating, manipulating, transmitting, and detecting light—has demonstrated the potential to bring significant progress and even to revolutionize a large range of domains, including healthcare, environment monitoring, energy generation and conservation, high-speed telecommunications, quantum computing, IoT, manufacturing technologies, transportation, and agriculture.

To improve the performance of photonic devices and circuits and add new functionalities, advances in optical materials and nanofabrication techniques are required.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will focus on recent advances and trends in developing advanced materials with new optical, photonic, and electrical properties for applications in photonics.

We invite interested authors to submit papers that cover synthesis, investigations, and fundamental understanding of new of structures and physical/chemical/optical properties, and characterization and application of new materials for photonics. Papers should demonstrate the applicability of the new materials in photonics and the added value in terms of performance, cost, and/or functionalities.

Papers presenting advanced device concepts and integration of the new materials with electronics will be highly appreciated.

Dr. Dana Cristea
Dr. Mihaela Kusko
Guest Editors

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. Nanomaterials 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 2200 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.


  • Nanoparticles, nanowires, 2D materials, 3D nanostructured materials
  • Hybrid nanocomposites
  • Hybrid metal oxide materials (0D, 1D, 2D, 3D)
  • Materials for nonlinear optics
  • Metamaterials, metasurfaces, plasmonics
  • Advanced nanomaterials for photodetectors and light-emitting devices
  • Materials for integrated quantum photonics
  • New materials for optical fiber and waveguides
  • Emerging solar cell absorbers
  • Novel and innovative approaches that allow monolithic and heterogeneous integration of the photonic devices based on new materials on silicon technology.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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