Area 1: Optical Networks and Systems, Senior Editor: Chester Shu
Optical core, metro, access, and data center networks; fiber optics links; free-space communications; underwater communications; optical cryptography.
Area 2: Fiber Optics Devices and Subsystems, Senior Editor: Nan Chi
Optical sources, devices, and subsystems for fiber communications; multimode and multicore fibers; optical frequency combs; amplifiers, multiplexers; interconnects; modulators; switches.
Area 3: Light Sources, Senior Editor: Wei Lei, Junior Editor: Xin Wang
Lasers; coherent optical sources; LED; OLED; QLED; lightning; incoherent optical sources; semiconductor lasers; visual perception.
Area 4: Detection, Sensing, and Energy, Senior Editor: Young Min Song, Junior Editor: Zunaid Omair
Optical detectors; sensors; solar cells; display technology; photovoltaics; thermophotovoltaics; vision; colors; visual optics; environmental optics; photonics measurements; energy optics (solar concentrators, daylighting design, solar fuels); measurement for industrial inspection.
Area 5: Integrated Systems, Circuits and Devices: Design, Fabrication and Materials, Senior Editor: Sylwester Latkowski
Integrated photonics systems; waveguides; integrated photonic devices; ring resonators; filters; multiplexers; liquid crystals; photonics manufacturing.
Area 6: Plasmonics and Metamaterials, Senior Editor: Jacob Khurgin, Junior Editor: Haifeng Hu
Micro photonics; nanophotonics; metamaterials; plasmonics; mid-Infrared and THz photonics; acoustic metamaterials; optomechanics; 2D material plasmonics and metasurfaces; nanowires; quantum dots; micro and nanoantennas; photonic bandgap structures.
Area 7: Biophotonics and Medical Optics, Senior Editor: Qiyin Fang, Junior Editor: Scu-Chi Allison Yeh
Biomedical optics, spectroscopy, and microscopy; diffuse tomography; tissue imaging; nanoscopy; optical coherent tomography; bioimaging; optical biophysics; photophysics; photochemistry; biosensors; optical manipulation and molecular probes, imaging, and drug delivery; photonics and the brain..
Area 8: Computational Photonics, Senior Editor: Jose Azana, Junior Editor: Maria del Rosario Fernandez Ruiz
Fourier optics; statistical optics; coherence; signal and image processing; microwave photonics; electromagnetics; artificial vision; lidar; computational imaging; diffractive optics.
Area 9: Propagation, Imaging, and Spectroscopy, Senior Editor: Stefan Stanciu Junior Editor: Buga Roxana-Madaline
Microscopy (diffraction-limited and super-resolution techniques); spectroscopy (UV/VIS, infrared, THz); nanoscopy; adaptive optics; holography; scattering; diffraction; gratings; physical optics; diffuse optics; polarization, luminescence, fluorescence, vibrational, nonlinear, photoacoustic, plasmonic and multimodal imaging; image processing and analysis (restoration, classification, and augmentation); methods for inspection, characterization, and imaging; photonics for arts, architecture, and archaeology.
Area 10: Quantum Photonics, Senior Editor: Niels Gregersen, Junior Editor: Maja Colautti
Quantum sources and detection; single-photon emission and detection; entanglement; integrated quantum optics; quantum cryptography; quantum computation; quantum simulation.
Area 11: Nonlinear Photonics and Novel Optical Phenomena, Senior Editor: Michelle Sander
Nonlinear photonics and phenomena; Terahertz; ultrahigh field and ultrafast photonics; nonlinear pulse propagation and interaction; high power systems; X-rays and plasma; attosecond science; high precision metrology and frequency comb technology; magnetophotonics; acoustophotonics; photoacoustic effects.
Area 12: Optical Data Science and Machine Intelligence in Photonics, Senior Editor: Yair Rivenson, Junior Editor: Jingxi Li
Machine learning-based solutions to inverse problems in optics; machine learning for life sciences imaging and microscopy; inverse design; materials for optical neural networks; photonic reservoir computing; photonic hardware accelerators; co-design of photonic systems and downstream algorithms; machine learning for ultrafast optics, for photonic material discovery and for optical storage.