Joint Feature Issue of JOSA A and JOSA B

Optics in Africa

Submissions Open: 15 March 2020

Submission Deadline: 1 June 2020

JOSA A and JOSA B are soliciting papers to highlight the excellence in optical research presently underway in Africa, with particular emphasis on work by the growing body of young emerging researchers there. This feature issue will provide researchers in Africa with the opportunity to share their current work and will not only cover research advances, but also present a perspective on challenges and opportunities, including impact on society, through studies that address continental issues. It will also present some historical context and research on education, society, as well national and continental initiatives in optics. With its long history and emerging excellence, the time is opportune to showcase optics in Africa—optics by Africans, and optics to solve African problems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Clinical vision
  • Diffraction and gratings
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Physiological optics
  • Polarization
  • Scattering
  • Thin films
  • Visual optics
  • Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers
  • Lasers and Other Light Sources
  • Light-Induced Phenomena
  • Nonlinear and High Field Optics
  • Optical Materials
  • Optics Modes and Structured Light
  • Optomechanics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonics and Semiconductor Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Optics and Entanglement
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Spectroscopy and Atomic or Molecular Optics
  • Super-resolution and Advanced Imaging
  • Ultrafast Optical Phenomena

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 A and JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the "Optics in Africa" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Andrew Forbes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (Lead)
Rim Cherif, Institut superieur des etudes technologiques en communications de Tunis, Tunisia
Alain Dikande, University of Buea, Cameroon
Angela Dudley, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Ahmadou Wague, University CAD of Dakar, Senegal