Journal of Nanophotonics

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Adibi, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Journal of Nanophotonics (JNP) is an online journal focusing on the fabrication and application of nanostructures that facilitate the generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection of light from the infrared to the ultraviolet regimes. The scope extends to theory, modeling and simulation, experimentation, instrumentation, and application.

Call For Papers
How to Submit to a Special Section

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission SystemLeaving site. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors who pay the voluntary page charges will receive the benefit of open access.

Nanoscience and Biomaterials in Photonics
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Closed for submissions
Guest Editors
Bert Müller

University of Basel
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials Science Center
Allschwil, 4123 Switzerland
E-mail: bert.mueller@unibas.ch

Jim Grote

AFRL
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
3005 Hobson Way
Dayton, Ohio 45433, USA
E-mail: james.grote.1@.us.af.mil

Scope

Both nanoscience/nanotechnology and biomaterials are areas known as interdisciplinary research fields that currently include elements from medicine/dentistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physical sciences. The convergence of these fields has led to exciting advances in integrating bio-inspired materials and bio-based processes to photonic applications. These developments comprise bio-based materials to replace organic and inorganic components in photonic devices as well as bio-inspired and biomimetic approaches to improve upon existing technologies. Such advances based on interdisciplinary work need more efforts and time than conventional technologies but often lead to unexpected profit. The objective of this call is to bring together researchers and experts from a variety of fields such as life sciences, physics, chemistry, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, engineering, and materials science, who have an interest in the exploitation of optical and photonic phenomena in nanotechnology-based devices adapted from biological matter and design principles in nature. Topics ranging from bio-based and bio-derived materials via photonic devices and their application to bio-inspired and biomimetic approaches are welcome.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Biomaterials and devices for photonics applications including LEDs, LETs, lasers, optical storage, optical switches, EO modulator devices and BioFETs
  • Optical characterization of forming hierarchical structures
  • Biomaterials for information processing and information storage
  • Biomaterials for IR applications
  • Biopolymers
  • DNA photonics
  • Nanophotonics in human and animal anatomy
  • Biotronics
  • Nonlinear optical processes in biomaterials
  • Biologically synthesized nanomaterials
  • Bio-based sensors
  • Nanotechnology-based artificial muscles
  • Biomimetic and bio-inspired technologies including biomimetic optical devices and biomimetic robotics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net.

Optical Manipulation and Structured Materials
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 1 July 2018
Guest Editors
Takashige Omatsu

Chiba University, Japan
E-mail: omatsu@faculty.chiba-u.jp

Masaaki Ashida

Osaka University, Japan
E-mail: ashida@mp.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

Yoshihiko Arita

University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
E-mail: ya10@st-andrews.ac.uk

Scope

 Conventional optical tweezers based on optical radiation forces (scattering, absorption, and gradient forces) produced by a tightly focused laser beam have been primarily applied to particles with a dimension range from hundreds of nanometers to tens of micrometers. However, they do not always enable us to efficiently trap and manipulate particles at the nanoscale. New technology that significantly reinforces optical radiation at the nanoscale has been strongly desired.

In particular, the interplay between structured light fields (e.g., optical vortices, vector beams, nondiffracted beams, etc.) and structured materials (e.g., metamaterials, plasmonic and photonic crystals, etc.) on a subwavelength scale will yield new effects (e.g., spin-orbital momentum coupling, unconventional opto-mechanical effects, etc.) for advanced optical manipulation. Such structured light-matter interactions will further act as advanced technologies of optical manipulation and enable the fabrication of novel material structures, including chiral structures and laser-induced periodic surface structures.

This special section of the Journal of Nanophotonics will be devoted to the interplay between structured light fields and structured materials on a subwavelength scale.

Topics of interest include the following:

  • structured optical fields, including beam shaping, polarization control, pulse shaping, frequency extension, and ultrafast laser technologies
  • optical trapping and manipulation, including optical tweezer, holographic optical manipulation, plasmon trapping, multiphoton trapping, and atom trapping and cooling
  • advanced devices and instruments, including spatial light modulator, adaptive optics, and near-field optical devices
  • structured materials, including metamaterials, and plasmonic and photonic crystals
  • applications including structured material processing, single-molecule trapping, biophotonics, metamaterials, quantum communications, and selective control of chemical reaction
  • novel approaches, including novel interaction between optical fields and materials on nanoscale, novel regimes of spin-orbit interaction, and quantum control of molecular dynamics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net.

Semiconductor UV Photonics
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Closed for submissions.
Guest Editors
Tien Khee Ng

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Photonics Laboratory / KACST Technology Innovation Center for Solid State Lighting
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-mail: tienkhee.ng@kaust.edu.sa

Jianchang Yan

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Semiconductors
Semiconductor Lighting R&D Center
Peoples Republic of China
E-mail: yanjc@semi.ac.cn

Scope

Recently, the AlGaN-based wide to ultrawide bandgap epitaxy and device technology for ultraviolet applications has reached a state of maturity. The advancement poses to unleash a plethora of technologically important applications similar to those empowered by InGaN-based devices. In parallel, there are emerging ultrawide bandgap material systems (much larger than 3.4 eV) that have attracted significant attention from the epitaxy, device, and photonics communities. These materials include gallium oxide, boron nitride, and other related ternary compounds.

The goal of this special section for the Journal of Nanophotonics is to provide a platform for researchers, academia, and industry partners to report on their recent technological breakthroughs under the scope of semiconductor UV photonics. We are soliciting contributed papers describing the latest novel findings, technology, or device breakthroughs. We also invite proposals for review papers written by experts in the field.

Potential paper topics include:

  • Group-III nitride semiconductors, such as GaN, AlN, InN, BN, and related ternary alloys
  • Material systems, such as oxides and II-VI materials, including Ga2O3, ZnO, and related alloys
  • Low-dimensional structures for UV photonics
  • Research into doping of UV-range semiconductor materials, and/or contacts schemes
  • Quantum efficiency issues for UV devices
  • Nanofabrication techniques for UV nanophotonics
  • UV devices, such as light emitters, light-emitting diodes, detectors, laser, random laser, and modulators
  • Nanoscale light-matter interaction physics in UV photonics
  • UV-based systems and applications, including non-line-of-sight communications
  • UV device processing, manufacturing, packaging, and component reliability studies
  • Frontiers in vacuum UV to UV optoelectronics and photonics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net.

Previously Published Special Sections

Nanoplasmonics for Biosensing, Enhanced Light-Matter Interaction, and Spectral Engineering (January-March 2018)
Guest Editors: Junpeng Guo, Joshua Hendrickson, and Ting S. Luk

Nanostructured Thin Films: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling (October-December 2017)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (July-September 2017)
Guest Editors: Sergey Maksimenko and Yuri Svirko

Advances in Nanostructured Thin Films (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Optics, Spectroscopy, and Nanophotonics of Quantum Dots (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Sergey I. Pokutnyi and Yuri N. Kulchin

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (January-March 2016)
Guest Editors: Elena D. Obraztsova and Sergey Maksimenko

Nanostructured Thin Films: Evolving Perspectives (2015)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Nanoplasmonics (2015)
Guest Editors: Richard Soref, Justin Cleary, and Sasan Fathpour

Nanophotonic Materials and Devices (2014)
Guest Editors: Chii-Chang Chen, Chengkuo Lee, and Maria-Pilar Bernal

Nanostructured Thin Films: Latest Developments in Theory and Practice (2014)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, and Motofumi Suzuki

Metamaterials and Photonic Nanostructures (2014)
Guest Editors: S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Gopinathan Unnikrishnan, and Ramarao Vijaya

Nanobiophotonics and Related Techniques (2013)
Guest Editor: Mun Seok Jeong

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications (2013)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, Raúl J. Martín-Palma

Nanostructured Thin Films: From Theoretical Aspects to Practical Applications (2012)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Yi-Jun Jen, and Tom G. Mackay

Selected Papers from the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2012)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Fundamental and Applied Nanoelectromagnetics (2012)
Guest Editor: Sergey A. Maksimenko

Polaritons (2012)
Guest Editor: Ivan A. Shelykh

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application (2011)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma and Yi-Jun Jen

Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications (2011)
Guest Editors: Allan D. Boardman and Mikhail Noginov

Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices (2011)
Guest Editors: Elizabeth Dobisz and Louay Eldada

Selected Papers from the 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2011)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructures Honoring Craig F. Bohren (2010)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Carbon Nanotubes (2010)
Guest Editors: Sergey A. Maksimenko and Gregory Y. Slepyan

Selected Papers from the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2010)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructured Thin Films (2009)
Guest Editor: Geoff B. Smith

Quantum Dots (2009)
Guest Editors: Michael Gerhold and Jian Xu

Mediterranean Nanophotonics (2009)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanophotonics for Space Applications (2009)
Guest Editor: Edward W. Taylor

Selected Papers from the INFN-LNF Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2009)
Guest Editor: Stefano Bellucci

Nanophotonics for Communications (2008)
Guest Editors: M. Saif Islam and Shi-Yuan Wang

Nanophotonics in Europe (2008)
Guest Editors: David L. Andrews and Tom G. Mackay

Nanoscale Morphology to Honor Russell Messier (2008)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Nanophotonics in Japan (2007)
Guest Editors: Motoichi Ohtsu and Makoto Naruse

Selected Papers from the First Joint Israeli-Turkish Workshop on Nanophotonics (2007)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

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