San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Conference OP102
Nanophotonic Materials XVI
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Abstract Due:
30 January 2019

Author Notification:
8 April 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
17 July 2019

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Nanoscale systems have peculiar optical properties, deriving from confinement in one or more dimensions, efficient energy and charge transfer and enhanced role of interfaces. As nanophotonic properties can be finely tailored by controlling the dimensions, material properties and surface chemistry, fabrication, and synthesis issues are central to emerging applications. Continuous technological improvements open the way to novel nanodevices at the forefront of scientific knowledge, which exploit interaction phenomena between electromagnetic waves and materials, ranging from superconductivity to quantum interference.

Further opportunities are presented by hybrid materials, e.g. nanostructured inorganic materials combined with organic molecules or polymers. Such hybrids can exhibit properties or combinations of properties impossible for conventional materials. Efforts to combine the advantages and to eliminate the shortcomings of vastly different materials, such as inorganic semiconductors, polymers, and biological materials, include studies of nanoparticles with chemically functionalized surfaces embedded in various matrices. Nanophotonic processes are also exhibited in many other biological and designed biomimetic materials. A better understanding and control of all these systems and the optical processes they support will speed the delivery of new applications, particularly in the sensor area.

The objective of this conference is to convene from industry, academia, government and other research organizations, scientists and researchers interested in the advances of nanophotonics and the optical applications of nanomaterials, to discuss developments in the processing, characterization, and simulation of nanomaterials and systems for novel photonic applications.

This year, the conference will focus on multi-functional nanomaterials, specifically in semiconductor/metal oxides like Zinc oxide or Titanium oxide, plasmonic metals and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Such materials are emblematic of this newly emerging field of nanophotonics. The conference is oriented towards applications including optoelectronics, photovoltaics, light-emitting devices, energy harvesting materials, sensing and semiconductor characterization. Presentations on theory and fundamental principles are also welcome.

Papers are solicited in the following and related areas:
  • metal oxide materials and their optical and catalytic properties
  • fundamental research on the optical properties of nanocrystals
  • nanoscale structures, related optical property determination, and their relationship
  • nanocrystalline surface and interface optics
  • nanofabrication, processing, templates, and device design
  • optical and optoelectronic materials based on nanoscale semiconductor and other nanocrystals
  • quantum dots and quantum wells
  • optical, magnetic, and transport properties of superconducting nanostructures
  • organic and hybrid materials for nanophotonics
  • optical nanosensors, functionalized nanoparticles, and detectors
  • multifunctional nanocomposite optical components
  • macroscopic systems exploiting nanostructured materials
  • self-organized nanocrystals, nanodomains, and nanodroplets
  • nanophotonic applications in biological, chemical, and environmental monitoring
  • optical materials base on Sol-Gel preparation
  • nanowires for solar applications.
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