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Journal of the Optical Society of America B Announcement

Diffractive Waveplates

Submissions Open: 1 November 2018
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2018

JOSA B is planning a feature issue on Diffractive Waveplates. The purpose of this feature issue is to highlight and increase awareness in the optics and photonics community of recent developments in diffractive waveplates and polarization holography.

Interest in diffractive waveplate technology has been growing at a rapid pace over the last several years. Recent breakthroughs in the technology for modulating geometrical phase, and in the development of materials that allow such modulation at high spatial resolution, economically, and over a large area, are driving interest in the fundamental and practical aspects of the technology. This feature will cover all key aspects of diffractive waveplate technology, including concepts, fabrication, materials, and applications.

Topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Polarization holography
  • Polarization gratings
  • Patterned waveplates
  • Diffractive waveplates
  • Electro-optics of diffractive waveplates
  • Diffractive waveplate arrays
  • Switchable optics for augmented and virtual reality
  • Photoalignment materials
  • Liquid crystals for diffractive waveplates
  • Liquid crystal monomers
  • Subwavelength gratings
  • Polarization volume gratings

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 Diffractive Waveplates feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Editors
Nelson Tabiryan, Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co., USA (Lead Editor)
Timothy J. Bunning, AFRL, USA
Gabriella Cipparrone, University of Calabria, Italy
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