The rapid-publication, open-access, electronic OSA journal, Optical Materials Express (OMEx), is planning a feature issue on Photonics with ultra-thin and atomically-thin materials. Papers will cover recent advances in the area of light control with platforms comprising such materials.
The quest to push the thickness of materials below 10nm and down to the atomic-scale is driven by the attractive material properties and tunability that can be achieved at these scales—properties that are typically unattainable with their bulk counterparts. These new material capabilities are enabling new frontiers in photonics research. This feature issue aims to highlight emergent photonic phenomena and state-of-the art photonic applications with systems involving ultra-thin films, quasi-2D, or 2D materials.
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All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the Journal. Papers will be published online upon acceptance, and all papers will later be combined in a virtual table of contents.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to Optical Materials Express and must be submitted online through OSA's online submission system. When submitting, authors should specify that the manuscript is for the "Beyond thin films: Photonics with ultra-thin and atomically-thin materials" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu). The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.
Stavroula Foteinopoulou, University of New Mexico, USA
Nicolae Panoiu, University College London, UK
Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, USA
Ganapathi S. Subramania, Sandia National Laboratories, USA