Special Issue "Selected papers from “International Quantum Cascade Laser School and Workshop 2018”"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: optoelectronics; photonics; terahertz; mid-infrared; ultrafast spectroscopy; nonlinear optics
IQCLSW 2018 will be the 8th conference in a series of international meetings on quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), and will be held in Cassis (France), 2–7 September, 2018. QCLs are unipolar optoelectronic devices that exploit optical transitions between engineered electronic subbands in semiconductor quantum wells. This concept has provided outstanding laser performance across the mid-infrared and terahertz (THz) spectral ranges, where there is a lack of practical photonic sources. IQCLSW is the main biennial event for the QCL community, divided into a school and workshop environment. The school provides an overview of the main developments and concepts in the field through courses from world leading researchers in the domain. The second workshop part presents the latest developments in the community, from fundamental physics to the exploitation and applications of this technology.
We are very glad to serve as Guest Editors of this Special Issue to be published in Photonics that will contain a selection of papers submitted and accepted at IQCLSW 2018. Its main scope is to provide a timely and broad collection of the most innovative topics discussed at the latest edition of the school and workshop related to mid-infrared and THz photonics and optoelectronics. We warmly invite researchers to submit their contributions to this Special Issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Theory and design of quantum cascade lasers
- New breakthroughs in quantum cascade laser performance
- Novel and new material systems
- Nonlinear effects in quantum cascade lasers
- Broadband gain media design and growth
- Quantum cascade laser photonic integrated circuits
- Novel waveguides for functionalised emission
- Strong light-matter interactions
- New detection schemes and methods (coherent detection, near-field etc.)
- Chemical/biomedical applications for cascade lasers
- Communication applications for cascade lasers
- Active imaging applications for cascade lasers
- Defense/homeland security applications for cascade lasers
Please note that for this Special Issue on the IQCLSW, MDPI will waive the Article Processing Charges (APC) for submissions from this conference.Prof. Sukhdeep Dhillon
Dr. Sushil Kumar
Prof. Angela Vasanelli
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- Quantum Cascade Lasers
- Mid-infrared and Terahertz Photonics
- Novel optical effects
- Quantum and Waveguide Engineering
- Light-matter interactions
- New material systems
- Quantum Electronics
- Semiconductor Lasers