Special Issue "Symmetry in Nano-optics and Nanophotonics"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019) | Viewed by 249

Special Issue Editor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4343, USA
Interests: nanophotonics; nano-optics; photonic materials; electromagnetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The strong competition for compact and efficient optical elements and photonic devices has encouraged researchers to explore numerous approaches to develop structure designs and make use of the effects enabled by symmetry. Optical metamaterials and metasurfaces are engineered structures with rationally-designed building blocks that exhibit exceptional abilities in controlling light, the anomalously large photonic density of states, and imaging with subwavelength resolution. In the optical nanostructure, symmetry facilitates new physics that are distinctly different from those observed without structural symmetry and enables devices with enhanced functionality. Recently, topological photonics has emerged as a new paradigm for optical engineering, and the use of carefully designed topologies allows the creation of structures that support states of light with interesting and unique properties. In this Special Issue, we highlight the optical and photonic effects produced by symmetry, periodicity, and/or the reduced dimensionality of nanostructures and their applications in emerging photonics technologies.

Dr. Viktoriia Babicheva
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.

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  • Metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Effects enabled by periodicity
  • Parity-time symmetry
  • Bound states in the continuum
  • Topological photonics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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