Photonics - the scientific study and application of light - has
evolved to become a key technology behind many devices found in the modern home,
factory and research lab. Today, the field is both a Nobel-prize-winning science
and a billion-dollar industry, underpinning applications such as fibre-optic
communication, data storage, flat-panel displays and materials processing.
Nature Photonics is a new monthly journal dedicated to this exciting field
that will publish top-quality, peer-reviewed research in all areas of light
generation, manipulation and detection.
Coverage extends from research into the fundamental properties of light and
how it interacts with matter through to the latest designs of optoelectronic
device and emerging applications that exploit photons.
The journal covers topics including:
- Lasers, LEDs and other light sources
- Imaging, detectors and sensors
- Optoelectronic devices and components
- Novel materials and engineered structures
- Physics of light propagation, interaction and behaviour
- Quantum optics and cryptography
- Ultrafast photonics
- Optical data storage
- Fibre optics and optical communications
- Solar energy and photovoltaics
- Terahertz technology
In common with other Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals in the physical
sciences, Nature Photonics publishes review articles, research papers, News
and Views pieces and research highlights summarizing the latest scientific findings
in optoelectronics. This is complemented by a unique mix of articles dedicated
to the business side of the industry covering areas such as technology commercialization
and market analysis.