Guest editorial: Selected papers from the first joint israeli-turkish workshop on nanophotonics Academic Article uri icon


  • Nanophotonics is one of the most appealing fields, having a large variety of academic as well industrial applications. The main advantage of this field is in the prospects of devices with increased multifunctionality, higher level of integration, faster operation rate, lower power consumption, small size, and low cost. Nanophotonic devices can be used as building blocks in processing chips delivering ultrafast operation rate, reduced power consumption, lower noise level due to improved confinement of photons, and increased capability for transmission of larger bandwidths of information. Nanophotonics would help in realizing in-fiber light sources with controllable properties. Nanophotonics could be exploited in constructing a laboratory-on-a-chip that can extract all the required physiological data from a single drop of blood from a patient. Nanophotonic concepts can …

publication date

  • January 1, 2007