Optical Materials Express (OMEx) is planning a feature issue on mid-infrared (mid-IR) optical materials and their device applications. We are soliciting original contributed papers on recent advances made in the area of mid-infrared optical properties of materials.
The mid-IR spectral band (2.5 to 10 μm) is technologically important to an array of applications including imaging, sensing, and communications. The field of mid-IR photonics, which spans the generation, manipulation, transmission, and detection of mid-IR radiation, has seen significant progress in the past decade, largely spurred by the rapid development of novel materials for this wavelength range. Examples include the design and fabrication of cascade laser sources and unipolar barrier infrared detectors, growth of narrow bandgap semiconductor nanostructures, synthesis of new infrared glasses and optical ceramics in bulk, planar and fiber forms, as well as exploration of nonlinear optical interactions in mid-IR transparent materials.
Topics to be covered include:
All papers must present original, previously-unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. Papers will appear in Optical Materials Express online upon acceptance.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to Optical Materials Express, and be uploaded through OSA's online submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Mid-Infrared Optical Materials and their Device Applications feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu). The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.
Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Lead Editor)
Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Steven Moss, Aerospace Corporation, USA
Laeticia Petit, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
David Ting, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA