About this Research Topic
In recent decades, light-matter interaction at nanoscale brought to the scientific community plenty of intriguing phenomena after experimental manifestation of bound states in the continuum, anapole states, strong coupling, and the Kerker effect to name a few. These effects have found numerous immediate applications spanning across biology, medicine, chemistry and physics. The extraordinary and non-trivial response of metallic or all-dielectric wavelength-scale individual or multiple resonators arranged in oligomers, metasurfaces, metamaterials, or correlated disordered systems has enabled unprecedented control of light at nanoscale.
This Research Topic is aimed to advance our fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction at nanoscale and to highlight critical and urgent problems in this field. We also aim to highlight the applied aspects of light-matter interactions in chemistry, biology, medicine, physics, and especially in overcoming global challenges such as sustainable energy or designing materials with novel functional properties.
In this Research Topic, we are looking forward to theoretical and experimental submissions, as well as Review and Perspective manuscripts covering the broad context of light-matter interaction, including but not limiting to:
- Fundamentals of light-matter interaction
- Anomalies in light scattering (bound states in the continuum, exceptional points, coherent perfect absorption, and others)
- Synthesis and fabrication of plasmonic and all-dielectric nanostructures and nanomaterials
- Nonlinear optics enabled by nanostructures
- Ultrafast optics and photonics at nanoscale
- Magneto-optical phenomena
Keywords: plasmonics, all-dielectric photonics, scattering of electromagnetic waves, subwavelength resonators, meta-optics
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