Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Issue

High harmonic generation in condensed and engineered materials

Submission Opens: 1 September 2023
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2023

High-harmonic generation (HHG) in condensed materials is a powerful tool that can provide new ways to probe attosecond electron dynamics in complex systems. This is important for the development of a new generation of optoelectronics; to realize optical imaging of band structures and to elucidate new topology of matter; and for the development of new imaging techniques with applications in industrial inspection of sample delivery. This feature issue will present an interdisciplinary compilation of new findings and new protocols at the frontier of condensed materials and ultrafast physics.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • High harmonic generation in condensed phase materials
    • HHG monocrystals
    • HHG liquids
    • HHG amorphous material
    • HHG polycrystals
    • HHG soft matter
  • High harmonic generation in engineered materials
    • HHG composite or doped materials
    • Metasurfaces
    • Metamaterials
    • Nanotips
  • High harmonic generation quantum materials
    • High correlation
    • Transition of phase
    • Topology
  • Applications of HHG in condensed & engineering materials
    • Spatio-temporal structured light
    • Seeded HHG
    • XUV metrology & characterization of material
    • Imaging technology

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through the Prism submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the "High harmonic generation in condensed and engineered materials" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Amelle Zair, King's College London, UK (Lead Editor)
Lora Ramunno, University of Ottawa, Canada
Esben Witting Larsen, imec, Belgium
Nan Lin, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China