About Chinese Optics Letters

  • Aims and Scope

    Chinese Optics Letters (COL) is an international journal aimed at the rapid dissemination of latest, important discoveries and inventions in all branches of optical science and technology. The journal is sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Optical Society (COS).

    Topics include, but are not limited to, fiber optics and optical communications, lasers and laser optics, Nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, biomedical optics, optical sensing, measurements, and metrology, integrated optics, materials and metamaterials, quantum optics and quantum information, ultrafast optics, plasmonics and optics at surfaces.


  • Key Journal Metrics

    Impact Factor: 2.56*

    Google Scholar h5-index: 23†

    Average Days in Peer Review: 30 days

    Average Time to Publication: 90 days

    *According to Optics category rankings in the 2021 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)

    †June 2021 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

    Chinese Optics Letters is accessible in the CLP Researching platform and the Optica Publishing Group platform. For more information, you may email


Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Zhizhan Xu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


  • Executive Editors-in-Chief

    Feng Chen, Shandong University, China

    Saulius Juodkazis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

    Yanqing Lu, Nanjing University, China


  • Deputy Editors

    Yuxin Leng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Shilong Pan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

    Jian Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Shumin Xiao, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China

    Shifeng Zhou, South China University of Technology, China


  • Topical Editors

    Vijayakumar Anand, Tartu University, Estonia

    Fang Bo, Nankai University, China

    Yuping Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Rafael Espinosa-Luna, CIO, Mexico

    Xinyu Fan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Shaobo Fang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Tian Jiang, National University of Defense Technology, China

    Aleksandr Kuchmizhak, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

    Tao Li, Nanjing University, China

    Jiao Lin, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Zhaojun Liu, Shandong University, China

    Xiaosong Ma, Nanjing University, China

    Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

    Dong Mao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

    Gero A. Nootz, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Jean-Michel Nunzi, Queen's University, Canada

    Pascal Picart, Université du Maine, France

    Fabian Rotermund, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

    Airán Ródenas Seguí, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Spain

    Hua Shen, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

    Yasuhiko Shimotsuma, Kyoto University, Japan

    Zhen Tian, Tianjin University, China

    Maria Antonietta Vincenti, University of Brescia, Italy

    Taco Visser, Technical University, Delft, Netherlands

    Jun Wang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Lei Wang, Jilin University, China

    Jian Wu, East China Normal University, China

    Feihu Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

    Jing Xu, Zhejiang University, China

    Xin Yuan, Westlake University, China

    Qiwen Zhan, Shanghai University of Technology, China

    Ge Zhang, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Hongbo Zhang, Middle Tennessee State University, USA


Past Editorial Board Members


Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Peer Review Process Inquiry:

    Before consult the editor, please check the status of the submission in your Author Center


    Xiaorong Liu

    Phone: 021-69918428



  • Accounting/Invoice Inquiry:


    Xiaorong Liu


    Tel: 0086-21-69918428


  • General Inquiry:

    Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 390 Qinghe Rd., Jiading, P. O. Box 800-211, 201800, Shanghai, China


    Tel: 0086-21-69918428