Plasmonics, metamaterials, and metasurfaces have enabled unprecedented control of light and transformative advancements in various technologies. This Special Topic seeks to highlight the latest research and developments in the physics, design, fabrication, and applications of plasmonics and optical metastructures. We invite researchers from diverse disciplines to submit their innovative work, spanning theoretical investigations, experimental breakthroughs, and practical applications in both classical and quantum regimes. This collection aims to foster a deeper understanding of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale, paving the way for novel devices and emerging technologies.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Strong coupling enabled by plasmonic nano-/pico-cavities
- Quantum metamaterials/metasurfaces and plasmonics
- Multifunctional metadevices for imaging, beam steering, sensing, etc.
- Metastructures with extreme optical properties
- Plasmonically enhanced photovoltaics, photocatalysis, biochemical sensors, and solar fuels
- Active, tunable and reconfigurable metastructures
- Ultrafast and nonlinear phenomena in plasmonics and metamaterials
- Advanced design and fabrication strategies for nanophotonic structures, devices, and systems
- Time-varying and spatiotemporal metastructure
Zi Jing Wong, Texas A&M University
Wenshan Cai, Georgia Institute of Technology
Yongmin Liu, Northeastern University
Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system (PXP) of Journal of Applied Physics. Please select the Special Topic “Plasmonics and Optical Metastructures” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.