Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Announcement

Inverse Design in Photonics

Submission Opens: 1 June 2023
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2023

In the last 20 years, nanoscale photonic devices have received significant attention due to their compactness and remarkable functionality. Their computational design is considered a challenging task, especially if faced with fabrication uncertainties. With many parameters available for the design of a complex nanophotonic device, inverse design methodologies are preferable in comparison to more traditional iterative brute-force approaches that exhaustively sweep over the design space. These inverse design approaches leverage numerical optimization algorithms to explore the design space of possible solutions efficiently, ideally capturing the desired result in a shorter time.

This feature issue will cover the latest developments on inverse design methodologies and unveil nonintuitive material nanostructuring or nanostructure morphology as building blocks of highly efficient photonic devices.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Metamaterials
  • Metasurfaces
  • Plasmonics
  • Topology optimization
  • Parametric/geometric optimization
  • Evolutionary optimization
  • Multiobjective optimization
  • Robust optimization
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 Prism submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the "Inverse Design" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Stéphane Lanteri, Inria Research Center at Université Côte d'Azur, Sophia Antipolis (Lead Editor)
Owen D. Miller, Yale University, USA
Stefanie Kroker, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Jens Niegemann, Lumerical, Canada
Lora Ramunno, University of Ottawa, Canada