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Feature Issue of Optics Express

Light, Energy and the Environment 2017

Submission Opens: 1 December 2017
Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018

Continuing a tradition since the 2012 OSA Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress, Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue comprising expanded papers from the 2017 OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress, to be held 6-9 November 2017, in Boulder, CO, USA. This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transmission, monitoring, and use. At the Congress, updates on the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor both energy production and the effect of energy usage on the environment will be augmented by developments in four collocated meetings:

  • Optics and Photonics for Energy and the Environment (E2)
  • Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)
  • Solid-State Lighting (SSL)

The feature issue will be published in the Energy Express dedicated section of Optics Express. All papers must present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. To be eligible for publication, a manuscript needs to add significant new information to the original conference summary. Appropriate attribution to the conference paper must also be given in the manuscript. Please see OSA's guidelines on conference papers.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express and submit through OSA's online submission system. When submitting, authors must specify that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Light, Energy and the Environment (choose from the drop-down menu). Normal Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles.

Feature Issue Editors

Jianguo Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Lead Editor)
Matt Beard, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Olindo Isabella, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Jianxin Tang, Soochow University, China

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