Optica Publishing Group publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Co-published by Optica Publishing Group and Chinese Laser Press (CLP) at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Photonics Research disseminates fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics.

The Journal is:

  • Published in English
  • Open Access online with subscription-based print edition available in China
  • Published monthly
  • Professional composition and timely publication
  • Accessible in the Optica Publishing Group platform and the Chinese Laser Press OpticsJournal.net platform

Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; terahertz technology.

Photonics Research considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

For more information, you may email prjournal@optica.org or prjournal@siom.ac.cn.

New Deputy Editor for Photonics Research

Photonics Research welcomes new Deputy Editor, Prof. Yu-Ao Chen. Prof. Chen is a professor of experimental physics at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he is also chief engineer for the Quantum Communication Beijing-Shanghai Backbone. He is a Fellow of APS and OSA, recognized for outstanding contributions to photonic quantum information and quantum simulation. Prof. Chen's editorial experience includes serving as an associate editor for npj Quantum Information and on the editorial board for PRX Quantum. His current research activities include work in the areas of linear optical quantum information processing, quantum communication with linear optics and atomic ensembles, and quantum simulation with ultra-cold atoms.


Photonics Research Editor Chats with Renowned Quantum Optics Physicist Marlan Scully

26 May 2021, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) (UTC -4:00)

Prof. Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University, USA, talks with the Editor-in-Chief of Photonics Research, Prof. Lan Yang, about his career, his achievements in theoretical quantum optics, and his advice for young researchers.

Registration is free! Submit your questions for Prof. Scully in the registration site or send to prjournal@osa.org by 24 May.

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Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 7.080*
Google Scholar h5-index: 51
Median Time to Publication: 124 days

*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021).
2021 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

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Editorial Board


Lan Yang, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

Prof. Yang leads the Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics Research Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE and AAAS.

Deputy Editors
Yu-Ao Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia
Associate Editors
Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Nan Chi, Fudan University, China
Giuseppe D'Aguanno, The Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab, USA
Chun-Hua Dong, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Yan Feng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China
Weibo Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton, UK
Yong-Zhen Huang, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China
Xianmin Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hao-Chung (Henry) Kuo, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Tongcang Li, Purdue University, USA
Xiaohang Li, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Di Liang, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
Jinyang Liang, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Universite du Quebec, Canada
Zhiwen Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Chao Lu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Xianshu Luo, Advanced Micro Foundry Pte Ltd, Singapore
Ryuji Morita, Hokkaido University, Japan
Stephan Reitzenstein, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Kebin Shi, Peking University, China
Zhipei Sun, Aalto University, Finland
Yunfeng Xiao, Peking University, China
Jingbi You, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Keith Jackson, OSA Peer Review Coordinator prjournal@optica.org 202-416-1414
Jie Ding, CLP Publisher prjournal@siom.ac.cn 86-21-69918198
Feature proposals dmcdonold@optica.org

General Information
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Online Journal Technical Support elec@optica.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Kelly Cohen, Senior Publisher
Tim Fincham, Director, Production and Technology