Data pubblicazione: 21-lug-2021

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Symposium CL

Inorganic Materials Systems for Advanced Photonics

The fruitful exploitation of optical ceramics and glasses and related photonic structures and devices as crucial pivots for the development of several enabling technologies provides a large spectrum of functionalities that allow us to face successfully socio- economic challenges in many fields going from energy production and saving to efficient and clean industrial cycles, from environmental protection to fast efficient novel communication systems, from structural monitoring to quantum technologies and to healthcare applications.

This Symposium, that follows the several ones on similar subject held at previous CIMTEC conferences, is to provide latest insights on fabrication, characterization and exploitation of photonic structures based on ceramics (oxides, oxynitrides, fluorides, sulphides, chalcogenides, etc...) inorganic non-metallic glasses, glass- ceramics, and ceramic/metal and glass/metal combinations in the form of nanostructured, bulk and graded materials and coatings, fibres, thin films, superlattices and other small confined systems, nanomaterials, nanocomposites and functional nanoparticles.

Focus will be on theory, modelling and simulation of materials and processes, green and advanced fabrication protocols (self assembly, particle beams, light irradiation, micromachining, colloidal processing...) and up-to-date characterization of structure, non-linear optical properties, tunability, nanosize effects etc. of novel inorganic photonic materials systems for light generation, detection, and manipulation including e.g. luminescent and laser materials, smart optical fibres, active plasmonic heterostructures, novel confined nano-micro structures etc. covering the UHV-IR electromagnetic spectrum.

Contributions from Academia and industry on upgraded or novel application and prospective new approaches to photonic-based technologies are also firmly encouraged.

Session Topics

CL-1 Photonic nanomaterials and nanostructures

CL-2 Luminescent and chromogenic ceramics and glass systems

CL-3 Electro-optical and magneto-optical materials

CL-4 Laser materials

CL-5 Inorganic optical fibers

CL-6 Photons management

CL-7 Advances in characterization techniques

CL-8 Ongoing applications and forecasts

Symposium FG

Advances in Inorganic Luminescent Materials

Luminescence in inorganic materials arises from excitation from excitation from an external energy source, biochemical and chemical changes or reactions. This symposium covers theoretical and experimental aspects of the luminescence phenomena in insulators, semiconductors, disordered and amorphous materials and in structures such as micro-cavity, photonic and plasmonic ones. Luminescent materials have wide applications: solid-state lighting, detectors, imaging analysis, display devices such as field emission, plasma and electroluminescent, biomarkers, medical diagnostics and photodynamic therapy, amplifiers, lasers, security labelling and energy conversion. Luminescent centers, energy transfer and migration, excited state dynamics, collective phenomena and spectroscopic methods and analyses are topic areas. The challenge to develop new compounds along with novel synthesis methods to form nano- to single-crystal compositions and methods to characterize the luminescence phenomena are included. Progress on scintillators, upconversion materials, sensor and imaging materials are covered. The goals of this symposium are to highlight recent progress, promote discussions among the participants and further develop concepts for the application of luminescent materials.

Session Topics

FG-1 Physics, modelling, processing and characterization of luminescent materials

FG-2 Phosphors, quantum dots and low dimensional materials for lighting and displays

FG-3 Advances in scintillator development and upconversion materials

FG-4 Sensing and imaging

FG-5 Chemi-, bio-, sono-, thermo- and mechano-luminescence

FG-6 Light management for active applications and luminescent materials integration in devices

FG-7 Medical applications and bioimaging