Photonics Research Feature Announcement

Optical Metasurfaces: Fundamentals and Applications

Submission Open: 1 May 2022
Submission Deadline: 1 August 2022

Optical metasurfaces, consisting of a two-dimensional (2D) or quasi-2D array of dielectric or metallic meta-atoms, offer a compact and novel platform for controlling the polarization, phase, and amplitude of light. In the last ten years, the concept of metasurfaces has been explored to design various optical functional devices such as metasurface lenses, metasurface holograms, metasurface nonlinear sources and so on. Compared with the conventional techniques, optical metasurfaces provide more flexibility to simultaneously control the polarization, phase, and dispersion of light, and thus making metasurfaces more attractive for various applications.

The invitation-only feature issue in Photonics Research aims to showcase a wide variety of topics that reflect how this subfield has diversified. The targeted scope ranges from advanced scientific topics; which have entered the stage just recently, e.g. quantum metasurfaces, topological metasurfaces, and control of light emission from metasurfaces; to topics that are close to commercialization, e.g. flat imaging systems. In contrast to previous special issues which have focused on narrow subcategories, the current special issue aims to provide a broad overview and to highlight recent activity. This should help readers comprehend the connections between the different fields and to draw conclusions on further breakthrough developments. Submissions are by invitation only.

The scope of this special session includes but is not limited to:

  • Metasurface optical holography
  • Metasurfaces for generation of orbital angular momentum of light
  • Meta optics for thermal imaging
  • Metalenses and hyperspectral imaging
  • Computational meta-optics
  • Switching and tuning of metasurfaces
  • Topological effects in metasurfaces
  • Quantum metasurfaces
  • Nonlinear optical metasurfaces
  • Ultrafast nonlinear interactions in metasurfaces

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal.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 Photonics Research Article Processing Charges will apply to all published research articles. Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Photonics Research and submit through Optica Publishing Group's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Optical Metasurfaces.

Feature Issue Guest Editors
Guixin Li, Southern University of Science and Technology, China (Lead Editor)
Thomas Pertsch, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Shumin Xiao, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA