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Feature Issue of Applied Optics

Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications (AITA) 2019

Submission Opens: 1 December 2019
Submission Deadline: 15 January 2020

Applied Optics welcomes submissions to a feature issue in conjunction with the 15th International Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications in Florence, Italy on 16-19 September 2019. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the Feature Issue is open to all contributions in related areas.

Infrared (IR) technology and its applications have been growing exponentially within the past decade due to the deployment of novel materials in previously unexplored IR bands, including visible-near-IR (0.7–1.1 µm), near IR (1–3 µm), and very-far IR (15–100 µm), in addition to the traditional mid-IR (3–5 µm) and far IR (8–14 µm) spectral bands. This technological expansion has fueled novel IR diagnostic applications in tissue characterization and medical monitoring, search and rescue in marine environments, characterization of art hardware (paints, linens, wood, interpretation of illegible text), and remote sensing and astronomy. These recent applications have arisen in addition to the traditional uses of IR in optical sensing, analytical studies in chemistry, undetected monitoring in industry, security, and non-destructive, non-perturbing testing of materials and structures. The main objectives of the workshop and the feature issue are to assess the state of the art of the technology in the IR bands and to present its most interesting applications.

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

  • Advanced technology and materials
  • Smart and fiber-optic sensors
  • Thermo-fluid dynamics
  • Biomedical applications
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Aerospace and industrial applications
  • Nanophotonics and nanotechnologies
  • Astronomy and Earth observation
  • Non-destructive tests and evaluation
  • Systems and applications for cultural heritage
  • Image processing and data analysis
  • VIS-IR, near-, mid-, far-, and very-far-infrared systems
  • Vibrational spectroscopies and biomedical applications

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal.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 Applied Optics Publication 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 OSA’s guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Applied Optics and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the Feature Issue on Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications (AITA).

Feature Editors

Marija Strojnik, Optical Research Center, Mexico (Lead Editor)
Mario D'Acunto, Italian National Council of Research (CNR), Italy
Antoni Rogalski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

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