Photonics and Photoactive Materials

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The book focuses on innovative photonic and photoactive materials and such topics as photonic structures, silicon photonics, nanomaterials, plasmonics, graphene quantum dots, optically active defects, fluorescent materials and optical sensors.

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Photonics and Photoactive Materials
Ed. Paolo Prosposito
Materials Research Proceedings Volume 16
Publication Date 2020, 72 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-070-73 (release date April, 2020)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-071-40
DOI: 10.21741/9781644900574

The book focuses on innovative photonic and photoactive materials and such topics as photonic structures, silicon photonics, nanomaterials, plasmonics, graphene quantum dots, optically active defects, fluorescent materials and optical sensors. The generation of light, absorption, emission, transmission, optical sensing and probing, signal processing and data transmission are some of the properties related to this growing field.

Keywords
Photonic Structures, Silicon Photonics, Plasmonics, Silver Nanoparticles, Graphene Quantum Dots, Optically Active Defects, Fluorescent Materials, Optical Sensors, Fullerene, Proton Beam Detectors, Lithium Fluoride Films, Signal Processing, Data Transmission

Table of Contents


Characterization and Tests of Different Mach-Zehnder Silicon Photonic Modulator Configurations
Davide Badoni, Vincenzo Bonaiuto, Mauro Casalboni, Fabio De Matteis, Giovanni Di Giuseppe, Luca Frontini, Roberto Gunnella, Valentino Liberali, Andreas Mai, Giovanni Paoluzzi, Paolo Prosposito, Andrea Salamon, Gaetano Salina, Fausto Sargeni, Sigurd Schrader, Alberto Stabile, Patrick Steglich


Silver Nanoparticles with Different Thiol Functionalization: An Opposite Optical Behaviour in Presence of Hg(II)
Luca Burratti, Iole Venditti, Chiara Battocchio, S. Casciardi, Paolo Prosposito


Two Different Acid Oxidation Syntheses to Open C60 Fullerene for Heavy Metal Detection
E. Ciotta, L. Burratti, P. Prosposito, E. Bolli, S. Kaciulis, S. Antonaroli, R. Pizzoferrato


Nonlinear Optical Characterization of CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals as a Novel Material for the Integration into Electro-Optic Modulators
Francesco Vitale, Fabio De Matteis, Mauro Casalboni, Paolo Prosposito, Patrick Steglich, Viachaslau Ksianzou, Christian Breiler, Sigurd Schrader, Barbara Paci, Amanda Generosi


Plasma-Induced Generation of Optically Active Defects in Glasses
Christoph Gerhard


Preliminary Data on a SERS-Responsive Sensor Based on Metallic Nanostructures Functionalized by Aptamers Specific for Arsenic
Domenica Musumeci, Daniela Montesarchio, Elisa Scatena, Costantino Del Gaudio, Fabio De Matteis, Roberto Francini, Mauro Casalboni


Growth and Optical Characterisation of Lithium Fluoride Films for Proton Beam Detectors
Maria Aurora Vincenti, Mauro Leoncini, Stefano Libera, Enrico Nichelatti, Massimo Piccinini, Alessandro Ampollini, Luigi Picardi, Concetta Ronsivalle, Alessandro Rufoloni, Rosa Maria Montereali

About the Editor

Paolo Prosposito, PhD, professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Visiting professor at Shanghai University (China); Endeavour Fellowship of the Australian Government at School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering – Queensland University of Technology (Australia); Visiting scientist at Van ‘t Hoff Institute – University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Main skills and expertise are on experimental Physics with special regard on Material Science and Optical Spectroscopy. Field of interest: organic vapour sensors based on luminescent quantum dots, synthesis and characterization of metallic nanoparticles for sensing applications, fabrication of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering with photolithographic techniques, synthesis and characterization of photonic crystals, nanoimprinting and soft-lithographic techniques, surface nanostructuring of solar cells by soft lithography.

Author of more than 100 papers on peer reviewed scientific international journals and one patent.