Aims & Scope

Light: Science & Applications (LSAseeks to promote research from all aspects of optics and photonics, including basic, applied and engineering research and applications. This journal will primarily publish new research results in cutting-edge and emerging topics in optics and photonics, as well as covering traditional topics in optical engineering. The journal will publish original articles and reviews that are of high quality, high interest and far-reaching consequence. Light: Science & Applications is an open access, online-only journal.

Topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Small-scale optics
    • Micro- and nano-optics
    • Quantum optics
    • Ultrafast photonics
    • Nanophotonics
  • Optical material processing
    • New physics of light propagation, interactions, and behavior
    • Laser and UV light sources
    • Laser applications
  • Optics in life science and the environment
    • Biophotonics and optics for biological and medical devices
    • Photovoltaics and solar energy
  • Special optics
    • Nonlinear optics
    • Optoelectronic devices
  • Optical data transmission
    • Optical data processing and storage
    • Optical communications
    • Plasmonics
  • Optical measurement
    • Spectroscopy
    • Optical coherence tomography
  • Optical materials
    • New optical materials
    • Optical thin films and coatings
  • Manufacture of optical elements
    • Optical design and engineering
    • Optical fabrication, testing, and metrology
    • Complex optical systems
  • Organic Optoelectronics
    • organic optoelectronic materials
    • organic optoelectronic devices
    • organic optoelectronic phenomena
  • Guided Light
    • Optical fibers and waveguides
    • Light processing devices

The journal publishes peer-reviewed Original Articles and Reviews, as well as Editorials and Research Summaries.