About this Research Topic
The concept of optical glass is usually associated with a transparent glass material that allows for the propagation of light. Optoelectronic glasses or photonic glasses have come of age and are rapidly increasing their presence in the fields of display, light-emitting devices, solid-state laser, and optical communication, with applications extending from touch panels to integrated optical circuits, and from energy management to high-sensitivity sensing, etc.
Following the spectacular progress of their performance, glass scientists and engineers at present are concentrating their efforts to understand the fundamental phenomena in optoelectronic glasses, including glass structure characterization, light-glass interaction, and composition, design, and structure modeling. They also continue to innovate in order to improve the optical performance of vitreous materials, such as glass-ceramics, which uniquely integrate the ordered micro- or nanocrystals into a disordered amorphous matrix, offering flexible tunability, and high performance. IR glass extends the spectral window of our eyes from red into the mid-IR region, covering the fundamental wavelength ranges used for thermal imaging, remote sensing, as well as molecular vibration signatures. Optical fiber based devices have gradually replaced convention materials, offering integration with high performance, robust reliability, and low cost in existing applications. Other applications have also emerged in data storage, the generation of light sources, and quantum computing.
This Research Topic welcomes contributions that highlight the key roles of optoelectronic glass technology and its manufacture, as well as the constant progress made in its different key aspects, from the traditional disordered amorphous structure to new glass-ceramic architectures, and from light-glass interaction to structural design and novel constructions such as photonic crystals.
Papers in all areas of optoelectronic glasses, glass-ceramics, fibers and related devices will be considered, including but not limited to:
• Structural characterization of optoelectronic glasses and glass ceramics
• Modeling and simulation of optoelectronic glasses and glass ceramics
• Manufacturing technology of optoelectronic glasses and glass ceramics
• Luminescent glasses and glass-ceramics
• Hybrid glasses and glass ceramics including MOFS and organic-inorganic hybrid glasses
• Light interaction with glasses and glass ceramics
• Applications of optoelectronic glasses and glass ceramics
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