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Hybrid materials for optics and photonics

Innocenzi, Plinio (2011) Hybrid materials for optics and photonics. Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 40 (2), p. 886-906. ISSN 0306-0012. Article.

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DOI: 10.1039/C0CS00106F


The interest in organic–inorganic hybrids as materials for optics and photonics started more than 25 years ago and since then has known a continuous and strong growth. The high versatility of sol–gel processing offers a wide range of possibilities to design tailor-made materials in terms of structure, texture, functionality, properties and shape modelling. From the first hybrid material with optical functional properties that has been obtained by incorporation of an organic dye in a silica matrix, the research in the field has quickly evolved towards more sophisticated systems, such as multifunctional and/or multicomponent materials, nanoscale and self-assembled hybrids and devices for integrated optics. In the present critical review, we have focused our attention on three main research areas: passive and active optical hybrid sol–gel materials, and integrated optics. This is far from exhaustive but enough to give an overview of the huge potential of these materials in photonics and optics (254 references).

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6620
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hybrid materials, sol–gel processing, integrated photonics
Subjects:Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-IND/22 Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Architettura e pianificazione > LMNT-Laboratorio di Scienza dei Materiali e NanoTecnologie
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Architettura e pianificazione
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information:This article was published as part of the Hybrid materials themed issue
Deposited On:05 Dec 2011 13:10

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