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11 June 2013

OSA Partners with Leading Chinese Institute to Launch New Joint Journal, Photonics Research

Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

OSA Partners with Leading Chinese Institute to Launch New Joint Journal, Photonics Research

Inaugural issue features research in plasmonics, nonlinear optics, nanophotonics and more
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013—The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch and publication of the first issue of its newest peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Photonics Research.  The journal is being published in partnership with the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) and Chinese Laser Press (CLP).  
Photonics Research joins OSA’s diverse portfolio of 16 peer-reviewed journals and serves as a new international platform for researchers to share advances in optics and photonics. The editorial board, comprised of leading researchers from around the world, is led by Editor-in-Chief Zhiping (James) Zhou of Peking University in China.
As international research collaborations become more prevalent, Photonics Research provides a platform for scientists from around the world to gain exposure in a high-quality journal,” said Zhou. “The scope of topics represents virtually the entire field of optics and photonics—from fundamental properties of light and its interactions with matter; to the latest developments in optoelectronic devices; to the emerging physics and applications involving quantum information, nanophotonics, ultrafast phenomena, and more.”
Photonics Research is freely and widely available to all readers via OSA’s digital library Optics InfoBase, and CLP’s platform. The new journal will provide authors of accepted papers with professional composition and rapid article-at-a-time publication as well as an enhanced HTML formatted version and article-level metrics on Optics InfoBase. Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; and terahertz technology.
The following papers are some of the research highlights from the first issue of Photonics Research, which can be accessed online at Optics InfoBase:

About OSA

Uniting more than 180,000 professionals from 175 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics. For more information, visit

About SIOM

Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established in 1964. It is the earliest and the largest institute specializing in laser science and technology in China. It has become a comprehensive institute aiming at exploring significant basic and applied frontiers in modern optics, developing large-scale laser engineering technologies and exploiting laser and optoelectronic hi-tech applications. The major research fields at SIOM include high-power laser technology, high-field laser physics, high-intensity optics, information optics, quantum optics, laser and optoelectronic devices, optical materials, etc. There are more than 800 employees at SIOM. More than 500 employees are professional and technical personnel including more than 200 senior researchers. For more information, visit

About CLP

Chinese Laser Press (CLP), was established by SIOM and the Chinese Optical Society in December 2009. CLP publishes six journals, three of which are published in English i.e. Chinese Optics LettersHigh Power Laser Science and Engineering, Photonics Research, and a magazine, OE Product and News. Except for running the most popular website in the Chinese optical field,, CLP promotes the development of optics in institutes and industry by journal publishing, conferences, training classes, and other activities.

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