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
Manuscripts due 15 January 2018
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, United States
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.

Progress in Nanostructured Thin Films
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 31 December 2017
Guest Editors
Yi-Jun Yen

National Taipei Univ. of Technology
Taiwan
E-mail: jyjun@ntut.edu.tw

Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Pennsylvania State University
United States
E-mail: axl4@psu.edu

Tom G. Mackay

University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
E-mail: T.Mackay@ed.ac.uk

Scope

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have been the subjects of enormous research and public interest for the past 20 years. These disciplines cover all aspects of the design and production of materials, devices, and systems by manipulating matter at the nanoscale. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanometer length scale. Since nanostructured thin films display unique physical phenomena, they facilitate the improvement of traditional applications and the development of novel applications. The design, fabrication, characterization, modeling, and manipulation of nanostructured thin films are essential to future scientific progress.

This special section of the Journal of Nanophotonics will be devoted to recent advances in nanostructured thin films, including those presented at the Nanostructured Thin Films X conference at SPIE Optics+Photonics 2017. All authors from this conference are strongly encouraged to submit papers derived from their conference presentations. Contributions from authors not participating in the Nanostructured Thin Films X conference are also welcome.  

Topics of interest cover any relevant aspects of nanostructured thin films, from design, modeling, fabrication, and characterization to practical applications. These topics include, but are not limited to:   

  • fabrication techniques
  • characterization
  • homogenization studies and modeling
  • hybrid nanostructures
  • multifunctionality at the nanoscale
  • plasmonics
  • organic and inorganic nanostructured thin films
  • sculptured thin films
  • nanostructured porous thin films
  • two-dimensional materials
  • carbon-based nanostructures
  • topological insulators and photonic topological insulators
  • hybrid nanostructures
  • functionalization of nanostructures
  • thin-film sensors
  • superhydrophobicity
  • biomedical applications
  • bioinspired and biomimetic thin films
  • structural evolution 

Manuscripts should be submitted following the journal guidelines. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included. All papers will go through the usual journal peer-review process.

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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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