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Special Issue "Polymer and Polymeric Nanocomposite Materials for Photonic Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2020.
Interests: Photopolymers; holography; biopolymers; h-pdlc; liquid crystal polymers; light-sensitive materials; nanocomposites; spatial light modulators; holographic memories; diffractive optical elements; holographic optical elements
Holographic photopolymerization is a simple and low-cost method to fabricate 1D, 2D, and 3D photonic structures. Their periodicity can be modified depending on the method of fabrication, this enables a wide variety of potential applications which include reflecting flat-panel displays, optical interconnects, holographic optical elements, diffractive lenses, optical data storage, solar concentrators, wearable/see-through displays, sensors, etc. Depending on the particular application, the chemical composition of the photopolymer should be optimized. During the last two decades, different photopolymerizable nano-compounds were introduced and developed in order to modify polymer properties. In this sense, inorganic and organic nanoparticles have been introduced to increase the refractive index modulation and/or to reduce the shrinkage. In particular, liquid crystal polymer composites have been added to the category of active photopolymer materials with a switchable option under an appropriate electric field.
This Special Issue focuses on polymeric and polymer nanocomposite materials for photonic applications and will aim at demonstrating researchers’ ability to design, synthesize, and manufacture photopolymer-based materials that address the challenges posed by classical and emerging holographic applications.
Prof. Sergi Gallego Rico
Prof. Yasuo Tomita
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. Polymers 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 1800 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.
- Self-processing photopolymers
- Nanocomposite polymer materials
- Photorefractive polymers
- HPDLC and POLICRYPS
- Holographic optical elements
- Diffractive optical elements
- Holographic interferometry
- Photopolymers for holographic data storage
- Polymers for holographic lithography
- Theoretical modeling of photosensitive polymers
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.