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Featuring research on nonlinear dielectric metasurfaces, upconversion nanoparticles, self-calibrating integrated circuits, phase-shifts for single photons, perovskite x-ray detectors, and more.


  • Nature Photonics is saying farewell to its Letter format and all research findings will now be processed as Articles.

  • Photography of Charles Townes

    With this collection of obituaries, we celebrate the great scientists that helped shape modern day photonics.

  • As a result of the disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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  • The 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics has been awarded to Paul Corkum, Anne L’Huillier and Ferenc Krausz for their pioneering contributions to ultrafast laser science. Nature Photonics spoke to them about the milestones, challenges and future opportunities for the field.

    • Giampaolo Pitruzzello
  • In order to simplify and streamline our processes, Nature Photonics is moving to a single format for its primary research submissions

  • A heat-powered emitter can sometimes exceed the Planck thermal-emission limit. We clarify when such super-Planckian emission is possible, arguing that far-field super-Planckian emission requires a distribution of energy that is not consistent with a unique temperature, and therefore the process should not be called ‘thermal emission’.

    • Yuzhe Xiao
    • Matthew Sheldon
    • Mikhail A. Kats
  • Nature Photonics spoke to Hillel Adesnik from UC Berkeley about the benefits of using photonic techniques in optogenetics and the key challenges laying ahead.

    • Giampaolo Pitruzzello
  • The field of flat lens research brings innovative nanophotonic design concepts to the world of macro-optics. However, when evaluating the performance of these lenses a lack of consistency prevents proper comparison of competing technologies. This problem can be solved by using methods developed in industry for conventional lenses.

    • Jacob Engelberg
    • Uriel Levy

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