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Feature Issue of OSA Continuum

Interaction between Ultrafast or Complex Light Fields and Matter

Submission Opens: 1 October 2019
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2019

OSA Continuum will publish a feature issue aiming to understand new fundamental physics in light-matter interactions at the nano/microscale and explore new avenues for advanced photonic devices. This interplay between light and a judiciously chosen material can also potentially offer further advanced technologies towards high-spatial-resolution microscopes and high-data-capacity telecommunications, going beyond traditional research avenues.

OSA Continuum welcomes contributions on the wide range of new technologies for ultrafast lasers and complex light sources, novel optical phenomena and advanced technologies based on ultrafast optics and complex light, and nano/micro-fabrication techniques for structured materials and devices. This feature issue will also include computational numerical simulations in light-matter interaction. In particular, we welcome contributions that focus on the technical know-how for saving cost/time efficiencies and maximizing long-term reliability in the above related applications.

Contributions associated with presentations in the Optical Interactions category of OSA's 2019 Frontiers in Optics Conference are encouraged for this feature issue.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • New light sources for light-matter interaction: ultrafast sources, optical vortices, vector beams, non-diffractive beams, accelerating beams, other structured light beams
  • Novel light-matter interactions by ultrafast optics: frequency Combs, high-harmonic generation in solids and gasses, THz radiation, atto-second physics, laser-particle acceleration, laser filamentation, electron-phonon coupling
  • Novel light-matter interactions and applications by complex light sources: spin-orbital coupling, atom optics, spectroscopy with high space/temporal resolution and wide spectral coverage, quantum information and communication, laser micromanipulation, microscopy, material processing, nano/micro fabrications, laser cutting/polishing/welding, photo-polymerization
  • Computational and adaptive optics: wavefront and pulse shaping of ultrafast lasers, wavefront coding systems for generation of complex light fields, wavefront correction systems for nonlinear microscopes, transmission of light into and through turbid or complex media by use of complex wavefront coding

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 OSA Continuum Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to OSA Continuum and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Interaction between Ultrafast or Complex Light Fields and Matter.

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University, USA, Lead Editor
Yoshihiko Arita, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Andrew Forbes, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Underwater Photonics, Mexico

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