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Nanocarbon for Photonics and Optoelectronics

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 891-892 (2012)

Nanocarbon materials are attractive building blocks for future nanoelectronic and nanooptic devices, because they allow for achieving new degrees of both performance and functionality—a combination unachievable by most conventional materials.

Recent linear and nonlinear spectroscopic and optoelectronic results prove that they have much to offer in the photonics arena.

This feature issue of Optical Materials Express gives a topical and highly interesting overview of the state-of-the-art in the emerging wide-ranging field of nanocarbon photonics research and offers many possibilities for future research. The field spans the entire spectrum from basic materials research to novel materials for laser and optoelectronic device applications.