Nano-structured glasses with built-in quantum dots and nanocrystals offer emerging applications compared to single-phase glasses. The unique characteristics of size-sensitive optical properties from quantum dots provide new opportunities for nonlinear optics, versatile fiber optic amplifiers, and color converters for light-emitting diodes. Nanocrystals with tailored characteristics such as high ionic conductivity and efficient emission characteristics also provide potential applications for all solid-state batteries and advanced display technologies.
This session will provide a platform for discussing the significant achievements and potentials of this new generation of the glasses. We will focus especially on innovative ways to control the dynamics and spatial distribution of nanocrystals, which are important for the realization of powerful optics. Session topics include, but are not limited to: Innovative process methods, light interactions with nanocrystals and quantum dots, optical spectroscopy, advanced analytical methods in addition to potential applications for optical communication, lighting and energy devices.