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Optical Materials Express Feature

Bio-inspired and Bio-integrated Photonic Materials and Devices

Submission Opens: 1 June 2019
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2019

Bio-related materials can encompass organic molecules, polymers, cells, inorganic semiconductors, metals, glasses, and hybrid materials at different length scales. Recent advances in material design and device fabrication are enabling application of these materials in soft robotics, prostheses, and wearable and implantable sensors among other areas. Such advanced bio-inspired and bio-integrated systems offer fundamental insight into light-matter interactions at the bio-interface, and new opportunities for sensing, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

This purpose of this feature issue is to highlight the latest advances in bio-inspired and bio-integrated photonics with a focus on design, synthesis, fabrication and characterization of photonic materials and devices, as well as their applications in bio-related fields. We welcome contributions from interdisciplinary fields covering materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Bio-inspired and bio-mimetic photonic materials and devices
  • Bio-compatible and bio-resorbable photonic materials and devices
  • Optical structures, characteristics and properties of biological systems
  • Flexible, stretchable, and bio-adaptable photonic materials and devices
  • Advanced photonic devices for biointegration (e.g., photodetectors, solar cells, LEDs, lasers, etc.)
  • Bio-integrated photonic components (e.g., waveguides, fibers, photonic crystals, metamaterials, quantum dots, etc.)
  • 3D architecture and advanced manufacturing for bio-inspired and bio-integrated photonics
  • Emerging applications of bio-inspired and bio-integrated photonic materials and systems

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the Journal. The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to Optical Materials Express and must be submitted online through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, authors should specify that the manuscript is for the "Bio-inspired and Bio-integrated Photonic Materials and Devices" feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Editors

Xing Sheng, Tsinghua University, China (Lead Editor)
Li Gao, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Young Min Song, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea
Hu Tao, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, China
Seok-Hyun Yun, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

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