JOSA B is planning a feature issue focused on the latest research on metadevices. This topic is a natural progression of the metamaterial concept and aims to accommodate dynamically tuneable and strongly nonlinear material response in the form of compact photonic and optoelectronic devices with useful practical applications. Success in this endeavour relies on the very nature of metamaterials as artificial media where man-made elementary building blocks play the role of atoms or molecules. This implies the ability to engineer their properties according to one's needs. Possible approaches range from resonant enhancement of nonlinear response to sophisticated design of metamaterial elements or their entire structure. As a result, the range of potential applications of the original metamaterials concept expands dramatically to include, for example, optical switching, sensing, imaging, lasing, active beam steering, and wavefront manipulation.
The goal of this special issue is to attract world-leading experts in the area of active and tuneable metamaterials in an effort to offer an overview of the field with a particular emphasis on major advances and outstanding challenges. The accepted contributions will include visionary theoretical works, experimental verifications, and proof-of-concept demonstrations.
Topics for this special issue 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All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review processes of the journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to JOSA B and uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the Feature Issue on "Photonic Metadevices" feature (choose from the feature issue drop-down menu).