Introduction to the issue on organic nanophotonics

Y. Kim, D. D. C. Bradley, Y. Hou, F. C. Krebs, C. R. McNeill

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The papers in this special issue focus on the topic of organic nanophotonics. Since early works in the 1980s, significant advances have been made in organic materials with semiconducting and photonic properties due to the development of materials/device technologies on the nanoscale. The most impressive outcomes include organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) that are now competing with the well-established liquid crystal display technology in the mobile and television markets. In addition, organic solar cells (OSCs) offer the potential to create new paradigms for ultrathin and lightweight plastic solar modules in the coming flexible electronics era. Further developments are ongoing across a broad range of organic nanophotonics topics including organic laser devices, organic phototransistors,organic plasmonic devices, etc. This issue introduces recent cutting-edge research from the fast-breaking area of organic nanophotonics. The subject in this special issue includes organic lasers, OLEDs, organic photovoltaics, organic phototransistors,microcavities, and related materials. In particular, most papers included in this special issue offer insights into technology innovations including flexible optoelectronics. We trust that readers will benefit from the timely and in-depth research presented in this special issue and get an insight into future nanophotonics directions with organic and related materials.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7395035
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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