The rapid-publication, open-access, electronic OSA journal, Optical Materials Express (OMEx), is planning a feature issue on phase change materials in photonics. Papers will cover recent advances in the area of optical phase change materials and their applications in optical and photonic devices.
Optical phase change materials (O-PCMs) are unique in that they exhibit extraordinarily large optical property changes (e.g. refractive index change Δn > 1) when undergoing a phase transition. These materials, exemplified by Mott insulators, chalcogenide alloys, and nickelates, have been exploited for a plethora of emerging applications including optical switching, smart windows, adaptive optics, photonic memories, reconfigurable metasurfaces, non-volatile display, and re-programmable photonic circuits.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
All papers must present original, previously-unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 should be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/journal/ome/author.cfm). When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Optical phase change materials feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu). The standard OMEx publication charges will apply to all published articles.
Richard Haglund, Vanderbilt University, USA (Lead Editor)
Daniel Hewak, University of Southampton, UK
Shriram Ramanathan, Purdue University, USA
Juejun Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA