Special Issues

Photonics runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Optical Trapping: Techniques and Applications
edited by , Behnam Tayebi and Sapam Ranjita Chanu
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 992
Keywords: optical tweezers; vortex beams; waveguides; biosensing; nanophotonics
Optical Wireless Communications Systems
edited by George S. Tombras, Erich Leitgeb and Hector E. Nistazakis
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6510
Mid-Infrared Quantum Cascade Lasers
edited by Emilia Pruszynska-Karbownik and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 671
Keywords: Quantum cascade lasers; Mid-infrared technology; Theory and design of QCLs; MIR beam engineering; Power scaling of QCLs; Mid-infrared photonic integrated circuits; QCL frequency combs; Distributed feedback (DFB) QCLs; External cavity QCLs; Applications for cascade lasers
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Applications Enabled by Photonics Technologies and Systems)
Singular Optics
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4501
Photonic Crystal Fibers: Design, Fabrication and Applications submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1373
Advances in Modern Photonics
edited by Efim A. Khazanov and Pavel V. Subochev
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3843
Keywords: optics; biophotonics
Active/Reconfigurable Metasurfaces
edited by Antonio Ferraro
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4828
Technology and Applications of Biomedical Optics
edited by Robert R. Alfano, and
submission deadline 9 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 328
Next-Generation Optical Wireless Communication (OWC)
edited by Changyuan Yu and
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1832
Keywords: Optical wireless communication; Visible light communication system; Underwater wireless optical communications; Optical devices; Optical components; Modulation; Positioning; OFDM; Channel modeling; Real-time communication; Heterogeneous systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Communication and Network)
Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Fundamentals and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2417
Keywords: ultrafast spectroscopy; 2D infrared and electronic spectroscopy; ultrafast structural dynamics; pump– probe spectroscopy; coherent Raman spectroscopy; surface sum-frequency generation spectroscopy; photophysical properties and photochemical reactions; energy and coherence transfer; non-linear spectroscopy; ultrafast electron x-ray methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
edited by Terence K.S. Wong
submission deadline 12 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2821
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optoelectronics and Optical Materials)
Computer Holography
edited by Hao Zhang
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1259
Colloidal Semiconductor Nanostructures and Optoelectronic Devices
edited by Handong Sun, Nicolas Laurand and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1027
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optoelectronics and Optical Materials)
The Interplay between Photonics and Machine Learning submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 10945
Advances in Free Space Optical Communications and Optical Turbulence Modeling submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 321
Keywords: New modulation techniques; Correction codes (FEC) capable of performing better in turbulent channels; Laser beams with different shapes and coherence properties (OAM; “ exotic” beams); New wavefront sensors (sensor-less; oleographic; improved Shack– Hartmann); Adaptive optics techniques; New power spectrums for turbulence modeling in the atmosphere or ocean; Investigations on laser beam propagation through the atmosphere; ocean or both (airplane to submarine case); including sea-surface (waves) refractive effects; Optical system performance (BER; SNR; fading; outage probability); New probability density function (Pdf) models to describe the statistics at the focal plane of beam intensity and phase; coupling efficiency; Budget link analysis of real FSO scenarios
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Communication and Network)
Photoacoustic Imaging for Biomedical Applications
edited by , and Hao Yang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3420
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics)
Photonics in Single Molecule Detection and Analysis Techniques
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 127
Keywords: light sources and detectors for single-molecules photonics applications; single-molecule FRET; optical tweezers; atomic force microscopy; magnetic tweezers; fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy; super-resolution microscopy
Optical Technologies Supporting 5G/6G Mobile Networks
edited by , , , Vincenzo Eramo and Francesco Giacinto Lavacca
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 558
Keywords: xhaul; optical backhaul; optical fronthaul; midhaul; digitized radio-over-fiber; analogue radio-over-fiber; optical 5G/6G core; radio-fiber technique; optical O-RAN; photonics antenna; fiber-optic beamforming; microwave photonics; optical slicing; TSON; Li-Fi connection; VLC; all-optical radio transport network; optical RRH/RU; radio-over-ethernet-over-fiber; multicore fibers for O-RAN; radio-over-PON
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Applications Enabled by Photonics Technologies and Systems)
Advanced/Novel Photonics Nanostructures
edited by , and Vittorianna Tasco
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4276
Keywords: nanostructures; nanostructured metamaterial; nanophotonics; chiral metamaterial; plasmonics; hybrid nanophotonics; surface lattice resonances; light– matter interaction; quantum plasmonics; plasmonic sensors; plasmonic devices; photonics nanostructures for sensing; intelligent nanophotonics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optoelectronics and Optical Materials)
Quantum Technologies in Electrodynamic Resonators and Waveguides submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 966
Keywords: strongly correlated systems; many-body physics in optical cavities; fluids of light; superconducting circuits in microwave resonators
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Photonics and Technologies)
Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 497
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Polarized Light and Optical Systems submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 17 articles | Viewed by 10875
Keywords: Polarization of light; Optical coherence and polarization; Evolution of polarization in an inhomogeneous medium; Degree of polarization; Depolarization of light; Structured light beams; Spin– orbit interaction; Subwavelength structures and waveguides; Polarization in optical fibers
Biomedical and Biological Optical Device submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1605
Keywords: biomedical and biological sensors; biophotonic sensing techniques
Light as a Cure: Photobiomodulation, from the Cell to the Clinical Application
edited by , Nasim Chiniforush and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6218
Keywords: bone regeneration; cell metabolism; high-intensity laser therapy; HILT; laser therapy; low-level laser therapy; LLLT; mitochondria; photobiomodulation; tissue dysfunction; wound healing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics)
Nonlinear Optical Processes in Structured Dielectrics
edited by Zsolt Kis
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 41
Keywords: 1D periodically poled photonic structures; 2D periodically poled photonic structures; nonlinear frequency conversion; frequency combs; entangled photon pairs
Chip-Scale Photonic Devices for Optical Communication and Information Processing
edited by and Zhiyong Li
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 775
Keywords: semiconductor optics; lasers; modulators; detectors; photonic integration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optoelectronics and Optical Materials)
Women’s Special Issue Series: Photonics submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 317
Keywords: tissue optics; multiple scattering; quasi-elastic scattering; doppler effect; absorption; index of refraction; random phase screen; speckles; optical coherence tomography (OCT); diffusion wave spectroscopy; polarized light; optical clearing
Multiphoton Microscopy
edited by and Mikhail Kirillin
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1647
Keywords: Multiphoton microscopy; Imaging; Optogenetics; In vivo; Fluorophore; Genetically modified
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics)
Novel Nonlinear Phenomena with Strong Laser Fields
edited by and Xiaohui Gao
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5903
Keywords: Nonlinear phenomena; Laser filamentation; High-order harmonic generation; Supercontinuum generation; THz radiation; Gas-filled fibers; Ultrashort lasers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Photonics and Technologies)
Optical Fibers and Sensing
edited by Fabio Mangini, Jianzhong Zhang, , Ching-Hung Chang and
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 753
Keywords: specialty optical fiber; fiber lasers; (FBGs); optical fiber sensors; distributed fiber sensing; optical fiber manufacture; remote sensing; fiber sensing signal processing
Mode Locked Fiber Laser submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2780
Keywords: mode locking; fiber laser; ultrashort pulse; saturable absorber; nonlinear dynamics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Photonic Application in the Automotive Industry
edited by Sergio Restaino
submission deadline 25 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 73
Keywords: flat panel displays; lighting; optical rain sensors; event based sensors/ neuromorphic cameras; LIDAR
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Applications Enabled by Photonics Technologies and Systems)
Terahertz (THz) Science in Advanced Materials, Devices and Systems submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3063
Keywords: terahertz chemistry; terahertz biology; terahertz medical applications; terahertz functional nano-materials; terahertz spectroscopy; terahertz microscopy; terahertz sources and detectors; application in industry; high-field terahertz and nonlinear terahertz optics
Materials, Methods and Models for Holographic Optical Elements submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5267
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optoelectronics and Optical Materials)
Artificial Intelligence and Mechanistic Modeling: New Tools to Assist in the Management of Ocular and Systemic Disease submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1605
Keywords: ophthalmology; artificial intelligence; mathematical modeling; glaucoma; systemic diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics)
Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 77
Keywords: fiber laser; tunable laser; fiber sensor; fiber grating; doped fiber; rare-earth element
Software-Defined Optical Network
edited by , and Carlos Natalino
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 77
Keywords: SDON; network cloudification; fixed mobile converge; intelligent network; SDN security; NFV
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Communication and Network)
Mode-Locked Lasers
edited by Sergey Kobtsev and Christos Simos
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 244
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Nonlinear and Quantum Optics in Coupled Structures: Fundamentals and Applications
edited by Bing He and Jianming Wen
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 738
Keywords: circuit quantum electrodynamics; micro-cavity quantum optics; optical hybrid system; photonic device fabrication; quantum optomechanics; quantum sensing; quantum simulation; strong optical nonlinearity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Photonics and Technologies)
Design and Application of Modern Evanescent Wave Photonic Sensors
edited by Cuma Tyszkiewicz and Andrzej Kaźmierczak
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2735
Keywords: photonic crystals; photonic bandgap structures; photonic integrated circuits; photonic sensors; evanescent wave spectroscopy; surface plasmon resonance
Optical Access Networks towards the 6G Era
edited by John Vardakas, and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 321
Keywords: Optical access networks; 6G; Artificial-intelligence-enabled networks; Optical– wireless convergence; Optical fiber communications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Communication and Network)
Ultrafast Laser Written Photonic, Sensing and Microfluidic Circuits in Transparent Materials
edited by and Roberta Ramponi
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2738
Keywords: laser micromachining; micropatterning; laser functionalization; advanced manufacturing; 3D integrated photonics; quantum information; quantum sensing; microfluidics; lab-on-chips
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Photonics for Next Generation Satellites Payloads
edited by Giuseppe Brunetti
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 17
Keywords: payload; AOCS; telecommunications; satellites; SAR
Emerging Frontiers in Silicon Photonics
edited by Yating Wan
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 39
Keywords: data centers; supercomputers; chip-scale wearable sensors; high-performance quantum information processing
Emerging Frontiers in Integrated THz and Photonic Devices
edited by Mingjun Xia
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 18
Keywords: integrated THz source; quantum cascade lasers; THz detector; THz signal processing devices; optical microcavity; silicon optics; semiconductor laser and other III-V active devices; integrated quantum optics; design of integrated optical devices
Silicon Based Integrated Optics submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2754
Keywords: silicon photonics; SOI waveguide; material integration; semiconductor laser; modulator; nonlinear photonics; photonic integrated circuits
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs)
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1070
Keywords: design and fabrication of novel VCSELs; theory and modelling; nonlinear dynamics; sensors; lidar; nuromorphic computing; microwave photonics; optical communications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Lasers, Light Sources and Sensors)
Advances of Laser Diode and LED
edited by Chee-Keong Tan
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 736
Photonics for Emerging Applications in Communication and Sensing
edited by Guo-Wei Lu, Zhenzhou Cheng and Ting-Hui Xiao
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6754
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optical Communication and Network)
Lasers for Optical Microscopy
edited by , and Marco Andreana
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 38
Keywords: lasers; optical microscopy; multimodal imaging; biophotonics; biomedical imaging
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics)
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