Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Mid-Infrared, Long-Wave Infrared, and Terahertz Photonics". Long-wavelength infrared technologies have had broad impact in many scientific and technological fields ranging from vortex beams, quantum size effects, comb frequency generation, astronomy, nonlinear spectroscopy and molecular sensing to noninvasive sub-surface imaging probes, and defense-related countermeasure (IRCM) applications. The issue will focus on optical THz technologies such as THz quantum cascade lasers, frequency combs, and optical metamaterials, as well as novel physics being done with THz beams (vortex beams) and nonlinear THz spectroscopy. While materials and devices are heavily coupled, we will emphasize the latter. In summary, the issue will focus on and highlight these other scientific and technological advances, as well as seek articles on advanced systems applications, such as IRCMs, scene illuminators, focal plane arrays, and very recent cutting-edge system applications (for example, real-time breath analysis via MIR and THz technologies in moving vehicles).
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles.
Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the Feature Issue on Mid-Infrared, Long-Wave Infrared, and Terahertz Photonics.
Ravi Jain, University of New Mexico, USA (Co-Lead Editor)
Anthony J. Hoffman, University of Notre Dame, USA (Co-Lead Editor)
Peter Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Peter Qiang Liu, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Miriam Vitiello, National Enterprise for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, CNR Nanoscience Institute, and Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy