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Special Issue "Light–Matter Interactions in Functional Nanomaterials for Sensing"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (6 October 2021) | Viewed by 430

Special Issue Editors

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Interests: nanophotonics; quantum photonics; computational electromagnetics; focused ion beam; direct laser writing; two-photon polymerization; Fourier imaging spectroscopy; confocal
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Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Interests: solid-state light sources; high-brightness luminescent concentrators; laser; maser; diamond NV-color center; optical spectroscopy
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Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: optical fiber interferometers for novel fiber optical couplers and sensors; nanofiber; microsphere sensors for bio-chemical sensing; the design and fabrication of fiber bragg grating devices and their applications for sensing; nonlinear fibre optics; surface plasmon resonant and surface acoustic wave sensors
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Dr. Chung-Che Huang
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Guest Editor
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Interests: CVD; chalcogenides; 2D materials; graphene; transition metal dichalcogenides

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover all new advances in light–matter interaction at the nanoscale targeted towards sensing at the nano level. Controlling light–matter interactions beyond the diffraction limit is a rapidly increasing field of significant scientific importance, with new technologies ranging from tunable incandescent light emission to single-photon sources. Nanostructures, including metallic (plasmonic), dielectric and semiconductor, 2D materials, quantum dots, as well as hybrid nanostructures have great potential in a variety of applications in electrochemical biosensing, optical biosensing, and bioimaging. This includes the detection of gases, gaseous pollutants or other dangerous substances, optical signals, mechanical strain, etc. A major goal of this Special Issue is to provide new strategies for light–matter interactions at the nanoscale, with particular attention paid to developing new materials and novel technologies for sensing at the nanoscale.

We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue on Light–Matter Interactions in Functional Nanomaterials for Sensing, which is intended to serve as a multidisciplinary forum covering broad aspects of the science, technology, and application of novel sensing devices.

The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Nanoparticle-based sensors;

2D-material-based optical sensors;

Optical nanocavity resonators sensors;

Surface plasmons and Bloch surface waves sensors;

Plasmonic and photonic crystal sensors;

Waveguide-based nanophotonic sensors;

Photonic crystal fiber-based sensors;

Fiber optic sensors;

Optical biosensors;

Holographic sensors;

Experimental and theoretical studies of optoelectronic and photonic sensors

Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho
Dr. Juna Sathian
Prof. Qiang Wu
Dr. Chung-Che Huang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • light–matter interactions
  • nano-optics
  • nanophotonics
  • nanomaterials
  • 2d materials
  • nanodiamond
  • nanoparticles
  • metamaterials
  • photonic bandgap
  • micro- and nanocavities

Published Papers

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