Novel Fabrication Methods and Materials of Photonic Devices
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2021) | Viewed by 6581
Interests: photonic devices; optical biosensing; optical trapping; optical communications
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In recent years, photonics has become a key enabling technology for the future. Photonic devices are everywhere in our societies and represent a fundamental aspect in several sectors of industry and services. Photonics is not limited only to lighting, communications, and photovoltaics, as observed in the last decades, but there is an exponentially rising demand for photonics in many other areas, considered inaccessible until now, such as healthcare, agriculture, archaeology, aerospace, and beyond for all-optical computing and quantum computing.
The growth of the photonics market is mainly due to the remarkable and fast improvements observed in the fabrication of photonic devices at micro- and nanoscale with new manufacturing techniques and novel materials. The strong compactness and integrability of photonic devices enable high-volume production with a decrease in system costs. Moreover, high-resolution and accuracy obtained with new manufacturing approaches can maximize light–matter interaction with an improvement of the performance at different length scales in several fields with the possibility to overcome the diffraction limit of light.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest advances of photonic devices and systems based on the development of novel fabrication methods, so enabling the use of photonics as a disruptive technology for the next generation of devices for communications, lighting, sensing, etc. Both review articles and novel research papers are solicited, covering the following areas:
- Original fabrication methods, techniques, and approaches in photonics.
- New materials and improvements in established photonic platforms (i.e., silicon platforms, plasmonics, metamaterials, 2D materials, hybrid systems).
- Fabrication of novel photonic structures for light control and manipulation down to nanoscale (i.e., resonant metasurfaces, nanosensors, metalenses, trapping nanotweezers)
- Methods for device integration on a single-chip to realize new photonic systems and platforms.
Dr. Donato Conteduca
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- Fabrication of photonic devices
- Photonic materials
- Light control and nanomanipulation
- Integrated photonics
- Integration of photonic systems