Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions to a feature issue in conjunction with the virtual Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference scheduled for 13-16 October 2020. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.
This joint feature issue will cover recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. The scope of materials-related submissions encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter physics, and chemistry relevant to the development, characterization, and applications of new materials and components for lasers and photonics. These include crystals, glasses, and ceramics, as well as functionalized composite materials, from fibers and waveguides to engineered structures with pre-assigned optical properties. Coherent and high-brightness radiation sources include lasers as well as pump and nonlinear devices. Submissions will emphasize advances in science and technology for improved power, efficiency, brightness, stability, wavelength coverage, pulse width, cost, environmental impact, or other application-specific attributes.
Authors may choose between Optics Express and Optical Materials Express when submitting to the joint feature issue, but should recognize the differences between them and select the appropriate journal. All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journals. The standard Optics Express and Optical Materials Express Article Processing 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.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express or Optical Materials Express.
More details about the feature issue will be provided here soon.