Light-matter interaction in complex photonic systems can be traced back to disordered media. When light interacts with disordered or aperiodic strongly scattering media, a variety of interesting optical phenomena take place, including random lasing, Anderson localization, and light transport. Imaging through strongly-scattering media finds applications in everyday situations like navigation, medical imaging, and rescue operation. Further, the advent of nanofabrication has enabled us to consider light-matter interaction in ordered photonic structures, like photonic crystals and metamaterials.
This feature issue will highlight topics of current interest in these areas and give an overview of the field of wave optics in nanostructures, emphasizing the multifaceted relationship between wave optics and nanoscale materials. It will offer a historical perspective as well as an outlook on future directions.
Specific topics to be covered include but are not limited to:
All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 A and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the "Light-matter interaction in complex photonics systems" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).
Mario Agio, University of Siegen, Germany (Lead Editor)
Xunya Jiang, Fudan University, China
Maria Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and University of Crete, Greece
Thomas Koschny, Iowa State University, USA