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Journal of the Optical Society of America B Announcement

Optics with Complex Materials and (Sub)Nanostructures

Submissions Open: 15 January 2019
Submission Deadline: 1 March 2019

Complex composite materials arise from the judicious combination of simpler materials. By design, their response characteristics may be entirely different from those of their component materials. Material complexity may also engender multifunctionality, and certain materials are multiphase nanocomposites designed for desirable response characteristics that are otherwise unavailable. Materials and structures with the same chemical composition but different optical response characteristics depending on their nanoscale morphology are often fabricated by nanoscale engineering. Quantum and/or semiclassical approaches are therefore required for understanding, analysis, and design of the interaction of electromagnetic fields with (sub)nanostructures.

This Feature Issue is focused on theoretical and experimental research on electromagnetic optics with complex materials and nanostructures and is aimed at scientists, engineers, and practitioners interested in understanding the role of novel physical mechanisms in complex materials and nanostructures and exploring their applications. Experimental papers dealing with fabrication and/or characterization of complex materials and nanostructures are especially welcome.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum-well structures
  • Quantum dots and wires
  • 1D and 2D materials
  • Fullerenes and nanotubes
  • Artificial phase-transition materials
  • Artificial nonlinear materials
  • Chiral, anisotropic, and bi-anisotropic materials
  • Materials with topological states
  • Nonlocal materials
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Functional gradient materials
  • Non-stoichiometric materials
  • Materials with (sub)nanoscale morphology including nanocomposite materials
  • Homogenized composite materials
  • Quantum plasmonics
  • Externally mediated material response
  • Linear and nonlinear constitutive relations
  • Particle-structure interactions
  • Light emission from particles in complex environments
  • Macroscopic, mesoscopic, and atomic-scale models
  • Optical and optoelectronic applications

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Optics with Complex Materials and (Sub)Nanostructures feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Editors
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University, USA (Lead Editor)
Reuven Gordon, University of Victoria, Canada
Tom G. Mackay, University of Edinburgh, UK
Olivier J. F. Martin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
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