Feature Issue Announcement:Advances in Metasurfaces

Submission deadline: December 31, 2017

Chinese Optics Letters (COL) invites original manuscript submissions for a Special Issue on Advances in Metasurfaces to be published in May 2018. Metasurface refers to a type of artificial thin film materials with sub-wavelength features that can generate desired and/or new optical phenomena. The past decade has witnessed significant advances in metasurface ranging from fundamental physics to nanomanufacturing methods and practical application. Typical research efforts include wave-front engineering and focusing, polarization manipulation, light trapping and localization, absorption engineering and colorimetric display. Being able to manipulate the optical properties of metasurfaces will create new regimes of optical physics and impact a broad range of photonic, energy and biomedical technologies including new commercial product research and development. This special issue will include excellent review articles and original contributions covering the rapid advances and tremendous breadth of this emerging technical area. The topics of this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental design, fabrication and characterization of metasurfaces;
  • Novel light-matter interaction mechanisms and phenomena with metasurfaces;
  • Manipulation of spatial polarization and phase diagram;
  • Integration with compact optoelectronic devices to enhance the device performance;
  • Integration with functional materials (including phase change materials and 2D materials);
  • Integration with passive waveguides and optical fibers;
  • Enhanced light-matter interaction on metasurfaces for enhanced chiral, nonlinear optics and biosensing;
  • Absorption engineering for energy harvesting, conversion and storage;
  • New manufacturing methods for affordable, large scale and more accurate fabrication;
  • New characterization methodologies to reveal new light-matter interaction mechanisms;
  • Information storage, retrieving, processing and transmission with metasurfaces;
  • Quantum information storage, retrieving, processing and transmission with metasurfaces;
  • Applications in optical display, imaging and microscopy;
  • Applications in optical confinement and manipulation of micro- and nano-scale objects;
  • Applications in micro- and nano-fabrication and additive manufacturing;
  • Optical instrumentation using metasurfaces (e.g. new holography);
  • Industrial applications.

Feature Editors:

Prof. Qiwen Zhan, Email: qzhan1@udayton.edu

Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, University of Dayton, USA

Prof. Qiaoqiang Gan, Email: qqgan@buffalo.edu

Electrical Engineering Department, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA

Submission format:

Authors should use the MS-Word or Latex style files. Please visit and upload the submission at the website: http://www.col.opticsx.org with the mark of “special issue on Advances in Metasurfaces ”. If you have any questions, please email to col@siom.ac.cn.