Feature Issue of Optical Materials Express and Optics Express

Nonlinear Optics 2023

Submission Open: 15 July 2023
Submission Deadline: 15 October 2023

Optical Materials Express and Optics Express welcome submissions to a feature issue on "Nonlinear Optics" in conjunction with the Optica Nonlinear Optics topical meeting. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the nonlinear optics feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.

Nonlinear optics is central to many areas of photonics, from fundamental science to applications. This joint feature issue will encompass all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and innovative applications. The current scope of nonlinear optics covers all time scales—from CW to attoseconds, energies from single photons to zettawatts and frequencies from THz to x-ray and beyond, as well as different materials and photonic platforms. Hot topics this year include the nonlinear optics of multimode fibers and microcavities, nonlinear quantum photonics, nonlinear effects in synthetic and topological systems, and machine learning applied nonlinear optics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nonlinear Optics in Plasmas
    • Laser wakefield acceleration
    • Relativistic optics
    • Plasma optics and amplification
    • Structured light and plasmas
    • THz, EUV and x-ray generation in plasmas
    • Parametric instabilities
    • Strong-field and plasma QED
  • Nonlinear Guided Waves (Classical and Quantum)
    • Fibers and waveguides
    • Self-guided nonlinear waves
    • Nonlinear light propagation including solitons, shock waves and rogue waves
    • Photonic switching
    • Nonlinear process in integrated photonic systems
    • Ultrafast and spatiotemporal nonlinear process
    • Nonlinear optics at low powers
    • Quantum nonlinear optics: single photons, cold photonic gases, communication, computation
  • Novel Nonlinear Effects
    • Novel effects and techniques in frequency conversion
    • Nonlinear magneto-optics
    • Nonlinear optics in random media
    • Topological nonlinear optics
    • Nonlinear properties of surfaces, interfaces
    • Simulated Brillouin scattered and nonlinear optomechanics
    • Interactions of optical modes with free electrons
    • X-ray generation from 2D materials
  • Nonlinear Optics in Cavities and Light Sources
    • Nonlinear properties of microcavities and microstructures
    • Fiber Kerr resonators
    • Ultrafast phenomena in cavities and light sources
    • Optical frequency combs
    • Multimode and spatiotemporal effects in cavities and light sources
  • Nonlinear Optical Materials
    • Novel nonlinear materials
    • New materials for frequency conversion
    • Material platforms for integrated photonics
    • Crystalline and nanocrystalline materials
    • 2D materials
    • Topological materials
    • Synthetic materials and polymers
  • Nonlinear Optics for Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Emulators
    • Nonlinear activation functions
    • Ising machines
    • Computing in real and synthetic dimensions
    • Nonlinear Optics in Sub-Wavelength Structures
      • Light-matter interactions in the sub-wavelength domain
      • Nonlinear plasmonics
      • Epsilon-near-zero materials

    Authors may choose between Optical Materials Express and Optics Express when submitting to the joint feature issue, but should recognize the differences between them and select the appropriate journal. The guest editors may recommend transferring a manuscript to the other journal as needed. Papers will appear in their respective journals. Additionally, a combined table of contents of papers from both journals will appear once all papers are published.

    All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Optical Materials Express and Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see Optica Publishing Group's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

    Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optical Materials Express or Optics Express and submit through our electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Nonlinear Optics.

    Feature Editors
    Zhigang Chen, Nankai University, China and San Francisco State University, USA (Lead Editor)
    Mercedeh Khajavikhan, University of Southern California, USA (Lead Editor)
    Guoqing Chang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Alessia Pasquazi, Loughborough University, UK
    Anna Peacock, University of Southampton, UK