Sol-gel derived optical and photonic materials are typically higher performing materials because they have molecular homogeneity and are easy to fabricate. Key materials such as materials for graded index optical components, solar control coatings, phosphors, glass ceramics, and layered photonic structures are addressed.
Sol-gel derived optical and photonic materials is suitable for those working in materials science, physics, engineering and chemistry disciplines in academia and R&D.
- Reviews wide range of sol-gel derived coatings including reflective and anti-reflective, self-cleaning, and electrochromic- Discusses latest advances in sol-gel derived photonic crystals including one dimensional, two dimensional, and three dimensional structures- Addresses key applications in solid state lighting, solar cells, sensors, fiber optics, and magneto-optical devices
1. Sol-gel derived anti-reflective coatings for high fluence lasers 2. Photocatalytic, self-cleaning coatings 3. 1-D multilayer photonic crystals 4. Design and Implementation of 2-D Photonic Crystals using Sol-Gel Materials 5. 3-D photonic crystals, inverse opals 6. Hybrid sol-gel materials for photonics 7. Active hybrid materials with light emitting properties 8. Hybrid materials for patterning and waveguiding 9. Semiconductor quantum dot-doped sol-gel materials for non-linear optics 10. Lanthanide-doped transparent glass ceramics 11. Sol-gel derived phosphors for optical applications 12. White light generation 13. Optical gas sensors 14. Sol-Gel Materials for Optical and Electrooptical Applications 15. Sol-gel materials for optical fibers 16. Multifunctional magnetic, optical and electrical nanomaterials processed by sol-gel method