Special Issue "Silicon Photonics: Functional Enhancement by New Structures and Materials"
A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: silicon photonics; integrated nonlinear optics; MIR photonics; on-chip spectrometers
The past decade has witnessed unprecedented advancements in silicon photonics and an explosion in the attention received from people working in signal processing, optical sensors, quantum sciences and technologies, and microwave photonics, amongst others; and, yet, progress is still ongoing.
This Special Issue of Photonics “Silicon Photonics: Functional Enhancement by New Structures and Materials” aims to provide an overview and highlights of the most recent theoretical and experimental efforts of applying novel waveguide structures and functional materials on silicon chips toward enhancing or extending the functions of silicon photonic devices, whether passive or active, linear or nonlinear, silicon-based or hybrid material-assisted.
Thus, we encourage you to contribute review papers, original research short letters, or long articles on such topics as (1) novel silicon-based waveguide structures such as hybrid plasmonic structure, subwavelength gratings, nano pillars/slots, suspended structures, etc.; (2) silicon photonic devices integrated with CMOS-compatible materials such as SiN and oxides and hybridized with materials such as 2D materials, III–V/II–VI semiconductor compounds, chalcogenides, LiNbOx, VOx, magneto-optic materials, phase-change materials, etc.; (3) applications of the aforementioned structures and devices, e.g., programmable photonics, mode manipulations, sensors, MIR photonics, integrated nonlinear optics, etc. Submissions on other topics are also welcome if they are relative to the theme of the Special Issue.
Dr. Xiaowei Guan
Dr. Peipeng Xu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- silicon photonics
- on-silicon-chip nonlinear optics
- programmable integrated photonics
- optical sensors
- microwave photonics
- integrated quantum photonics
- integrated visible/MIR photonics
- subwavelength structures for waveguiding
- on-silicon-chip hybridization with novel materials, e.g., 2D materials, LiNbOx, etc.
- nanofabrication technology for integrated photonic devices