Special Issue "Polymers and Lasers – Processing, Development and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: laser spectroscopy; organic lasers; laser physics; laser processing; photonics of disordered systems; nonlinear optics and holography
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Nowadays the utilization of polymers in optoelectronics, photonics and optics is rapidly growing. Scientists and engineers more often are choosing organic technologies to develop new and inexpensive devices of the future. This is mainly due to the good availability of polymers, their low costs and ease of manufacturing and processing. Most of future applications will demand materials that exhibit optically induced phenomena, including nonlinear optical processes. This in turn requires the interaction of matter with strong laser light. Polymers are perfect for this role because they can be easily functionalized, either through the synthesis or by the addition of particular types of chromophores. Laser light can be used to change and control the properties of polymers, in the processing of polymeric materials, and finally it can be generated by polymeric gain media. Thus the presented topic of Polymers magazine Special Issue is of high importance in the field of material science, photonics and optoelectronics.
In addition, the polymeric technology is seen as the one of the easiest for commercialization. Currently, organic light-emitting diodes have already achieved great financial success. The market of organic photovoltaic cells is also rapidly growing. However, the commercialization of new devices based on polymer technologies is requiring further refinement, especially in case of processing techniques development, allowing to up-scale the manufacturing process from laboratory to industrial scale.
This Special Issue will be devoted to most recent achievements in the field of macromolecules and laser light interaction, laser processing techniques of polymers and laser light generation in polymeric gain media.
Dr. Lech Sznitko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Organic laser
- Laser ablation of polymers
- Laser nano- and micro-structuring of polymers
- Polymeric random laser
- Nonlinear optics of polymers
- Inverted opals
- Polymeric photonic crystals
- Organic optical sensors
- Polymeric nano- and micro-fibers
- Polymeric functional materials