Special Issue "Rare Earth Doped Materials at the Nanoscale"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: rare-earth doped materials; optical spectroscopy; interaction between plasmonic nanostructures and optically active gain media; nonlinear optical processes; solid state lasers; optical properties in ferroelectrics; nanophotonics
Interests: optical spectroscopy of solids; nonlinear properties of materials; multifunctional solid state lasers; plasmon-assisted solid-state-lasers; plasmon-assisted frequency conversion process; coherent optical sources at the nanoscale
Rare-Earth (RE) doped materials are relevant components of physical, chemical, and biomedical systems. They are currently exploited in a number of devices including solid-state lasers, phosphors, displays, telecom systems, sensors and quantum memories. In addition, the manipulation of their optical properties at the nanoscale provides opportunities to further enlarge their multifunctionality in many different strategic areas. Some examples include bio-imaging, medical diagnosis and therapy, green technologies for solid-state lighting, photovoltaics and energy conversion in solar cells, sensing, quantum information and plasmon-assisted nanophotonics.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to highlight the unique properties and countless applications of “Rare Earth Doped Materials at the Nanoscale” by collecting a compilation of articles in the form of research papers or reviews reflecting the most recent progress on this dynamic and active research field. Topics include, but are not limited, to:
- Optical properties of rare-earth doped materials at the nanoscale
- Nanostructured functional materials and novel nanofabrication technologies for rare-earth based photonic devices
- Rare-earth doped nanomaterials for biomedical, sensing, photonics, optoelectronics, solar cells, quantum information
- Modelling and advanced characterization methods of rare-earth doped systems at the nanoscale
- Other studies involving rare earth emitters in nanoscience and nanotechnology
Dr. Mariola O Ramirez
Prof. Dr. Luisa E. Bausá
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- Thin films and interfaces
- Energy transfer