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Journal of Nanophotonics Special Section Calls for Papers

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission System. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures.  

View the list of special sections that have already been published on the SPIE Digital Library.

Calls for Papers:

Nanoplasmonics for Biosensing, Enhanced Light-Matter Interaction, and Spectral Engineering

Solar Hydrogen Generation Materials and Devices

Nanoscience and Biomaterials in Photonics


Nanoplasmonics for Biosensing, Enhanced Light-Matter Interaction, and Spectral Engineering

Guest Editors:

Junpeng Guo
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35899
E-mail: guoj@uah.edu

Joshua Hendrickson
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
2241 Avionics Circle
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
Email: joshua.hendrickson.4@us.af.mil

Ting S. (Willie) Luk
Sandia National Laboratories
Center of Integrated Nanotechnologies
1515 Eubank Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123
Email: tsluk@sandia.gov

Call for papers: The Journal of Nanophotonics is soliciting research articles for publication in a special section on nanostructure plasmonics for biosensing, enhanced light-matter interaction, and optical filters and spectral engineering.

This special section of the Journal of Nanophotonics will be devoted to recent advances in nanostructure plasmonics for biological and chemical sensing, optical energy harvesting, nonlinear optics, and optical spectral filters for displays. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Localized and nonlocalized surface plasmon resonance biochemical sensing
  • Nanostructure surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy and quantitative biochemical sensing
  • Perfect light absorption in metal nanostructures for optical energy harvesting and enhanced photodetection
  • Plasmon nanostructure-enhanced light-matter interaction and nonlinear optics
  • Optical antennas and gap-plasmon-enhanced light-matter interactions and sensors
  • Temporal control of plasmonics and ultrafast plasmonics
  • Plasmonics in epsilon-near-zero materials
  • Plasmonic sensors in micro and fluidic platforms
  • Plasmonic sensors on optical fibers
  • Plasmon-enhanced nanopore single molecule sensing
  • Plasmon nanostructure optical filters for colorimetric sensors and displays.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics, which can be found at http://spie.org/JNPauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included.

Manuscripts due 1 July 2017.

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Solar Hydrogen Generation Materials and Devices

Guest Editors:

Mohamed Ebaid
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: mohamed.hussein@kaust.edu.sa

Tayirjan Taylor Isimjan
SABIC, Corporate Research and Development Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: isimjant@sabic.com

Call for Papers: This special section aims to highlight the recent progress and trends in solar hydrogen generation by various materials and devices. The expected depletion of fossil fuel reserves and its severe environmental impact have emphasized the need for sustainable and clean energy resources. Solar hydrogen generation by water splitting using sunlight, water, and semiconductors is a promising alternative to conventional fossil fuels, which has great potential to relieve energy and environmental issues and bring an energy revolution in a clean and sustainable manner. To be practical, solar hydrogen production via water splitting needs to tackle the challenges of high solar-to-hydrogen (STH) energy conversion efficiency and high stability of the materials and devices. In photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting, as an example, the bandgap of semiconductors, band-edge potentials, optoelectronic efficiency, and stability must be satisfied simultaneously to improve the STH efficiency. In this regard, extensive research efforts have been devoted to address these challenges.

For this special section, we solicit manuscripts on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Growth and characterization of nanoscale photoelectrodes for water-splitting applications
  • Passivation of surface states, and hydrogen and oxygen evolution catalysts for water photoelectrolysis
  • Determination of the band edge potentials of the nanoscale photoelectrodes
  • Hybrid photoelectrodes for efficient water photoelectrolysis
  • New techniques for improved photoelectrode stability.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics, which can be found at http://spie.org/JNPauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included.

Manuscripts due 1 August 2017.

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Nanoscience and Biomaterials in Photonics

Guest Editors:

Bert Müller
University of Basel
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials Science Center
Allschwil, 4123 Switzerland
E-mail: bert.mueller@unibas.ch

Jim Grote
AFRL
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
3005 Hobson Way
Dayton, Ohio 45433, United States
E-mail: james.grote.1@.us.af.mil

Call for Papers: Both nanoscience/nanotechnology and biomaterials are areas known as interdisciplinary research fields that currently include elements from medicine/dentistry, biology, chemistry, engineering, and physical sciences. The convergence of these fields has led to exciting advances in integrating bio-inspired materials and bio-based processes to photonic applications. These developments comprise bio-based materials to replace organic and inorganic components in photonic devices as well as bio-inspired and biomimetic approaches to improve upon existing technologies. Such advances based on interdisciplinary work need more efforts and time than conventional technologies but often lead to unexpected profit.

The objective of this call is to bring together researchers and experts from a variety of fields such as life sciences, physics, chemistry, optics, photonics, nanotechnology, engineering, and materials science, who have an interest in the exploitation of optical and photonic phenomena in nanotechnology-based devices adapted from biological matter and design principles in nature. Topics ranging from bio-based and bio-derived materials via photonic devices and their application to bio-inspired and biomimetic approaches are welcome.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Biomaterials and devices for photonics applications including LEDs, LETs, lasers, optical storage, optical switches, EO modulator devices and BioFETs
  • Optical characterization of forming hierarchical structures
  • Biomaterials for information processing and information storage
  • Biomaterials for IR applications
  • Biopolymers
  • DNA photonics
  • Nanophotonics in human and animal anatomy
  • Biotronics
  • Nonlinear optical processes in biomaterials
  • Biologically synthesized nanomaterials
  • Bio-based sensors
  • Nanotechnology-based artificial muscles
  • Biomimetic and bio-inspired technologies including biomimetic optical devices and biomimetic robotics.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Journal of Nanophotonics, which can be found at http://spie.org/JNPauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jnp.msubmit.net.

Manuscripts due 1 August 2017.

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Published Special Sections:

Nanostructured Thin Films: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling (October-December 2017)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (July-September 2017)
Guest Editors: Sergey Maksimenko and Yuri Svirko

Advances in Nanostructured Thin Films (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Optics, Spectroscopy, and Nanophotonics of Quantum Dots (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Sergey I. Pokutnyi and Yuri N. Kulchin

Nanocarbon Photonics and Optoelectronics (January-March 2016)
Guest Editors: Elena D. Obraztsova and Sergey Maksimenko

Nanostructured Thin Films: Evolving Perspectives (2015)
Guest Editors: Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Tom G. Mackay, and Motofumi Suzuki

Nanoplasmonics (2015)
Guest Editors: Richard Soref, Justin Cleary, and Sasan Fathpour

Nanophotonic Materials and Devices (2014)
Guest Editors: Chii-Chang Chen, Chengkuo Lee, and Maria-Pilar Bernal

Nanostructured Thin Films: Latest Developments in Theory and Practice (2014)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, and Motofumi Suzuki

Metamaterials and Photonic Nanostructures (2014)
Guest Editors: S. Anantha Ramakrishna, Gopinathan Unnikrishnan, and Ramarao Vijaya

Nanobiophotonics and Related Techniques (2013)
Guest Editor: Mun Seok Jeong

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications (2013)
Guest Editors: Tom G. Mackay, Yi-Jun Jen, Raúl J. Martín-Palma

Nanostructured Thin Films: From Theoretical Aspects to Practical Applications (2012)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Yi-Jun Jen, and Tom G. Mackay

Selected Papers from the 4th Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2012)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Fundamental and Applied Nanoelectromagnetics (2012)
Guest Editor: Sergey A. Maksimenko

Polaritons (2012)
Guest Editor: Ivan A. Shelykh

Nanostructured Thin Films: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application (2011)
Guest Editors: Raúl J. Martín-Palma and Yi-Jun Jen

Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications (2011)
Guest Editors: Allan D. Boardman and Mikhail Noginov

Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices (2011)
Guest Editors: Elizabeth Dobisz and Louay Eldada

Selected Papers from the 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2011)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructures Honoring Craig F. Bohren (2010)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Carbon Nanotubes (2010)
Guest Editors: Sergey A. Maksimenko and Gregory Y. Slepyan

Selected Papers from the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Nanophotonics (2010)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanostructured Thin Films (2009)
Guest Editor: Geoff B. Smith

Quantum Dots (2009)
Guest Editors: Michael Gerhold and Jian Xu

Mediterranean Nanophotonics (2009)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Nanophotonics for Space Applications (2009)
Guest Editor: Edward W. Taylor

Selected Papers from the INFN-LNF Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2009)
Guest Editor: Stefano Bellucci

Nanophotonics for Communications (2008)
Guest Editors: M. Saif Islam and Shi-Yuan Wang

Nanophotonics in Europe (2008)
Guest Editors: David L. Andrews and Tom G. Mackay

Nanoscale Morphology to Honor Russell Messier (2008)
Editor: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Nanophotonics in Japan (2007)
Guest Editors: Motoichi Ohtsu and Makoto Naruse

Selected Papers from the First Joint Israeli-Turkish Workshop on Nanophotonics (2007)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Ekmel Ozbay, and Ibrahim Abdulhalim


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