A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
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Photonics is the engineering of light. Photonic microsystems combine light, electronics, and micro- and nanotechnologies in an ideal manner. The advent of lithography technologies, developed in the early 1970s, provided new opportunities for micro-optics as we know it today, including binary and multi-level optics. Another essential technology for photonic microsystems is that of light sources, these are most often laser diodes or LEDs. Closely coupled to the development of laser diodes, is the technology of the optical ﬁber, which is relevant for photonic microsystems. Finally, an umbrella technology with relevance for photonics is that of MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) where optical functionality began to appear in the early 1990s, leading to optical MEMS and MOEMS (micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems). More recently, the development of metamaterials where novel electronic and photonic properties derive from microscale to mesoscale interactions and phenomena, has enabled novel structures, devices, and systems.
The present Special Issue on « Photonic Microsystems » will be a forum for scientists, who are harnessing light, or photons, and control its propagation phenomena via interaction with produced structures at the micro- and nano-scale. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry, and fundamental physics. This Special Issue will cover a broad range of topics from the field, including but not limited to the following :
- Free-space and guided-wave micro-optics
- The optical scanners and micromirrors
- Adaptative optics
- Micro-optical systems for imaging
- Microactuators for photonic devices
- Adaptative and tunable micro-photonics
- Telecom devices
- Spatial light modulators
- MOEMs sensors
- Cavity optomechanics
- Nanophotonics including nanoplasmonics, metamaterials, and metasurfaces
- Micro- and nano-photonic displays
- Silicon photonics
- Nanoscale sources and emitters
- Photonic crystals
- Quantum photonic devices
- Micro- and nano-biophotonics
Prof. Dr. Christophe Gorecki
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