About Photonics Research

  • Aims and Scope

    Photonics Research (PR) is co-published by Chinese Laser Press (CLP) at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) and Optica Publishing Group. PR disseminates fundamental and applied research progress in optics and photonics.

    Topics include, but are not limited to, lasers, LEDs and other light sources; fiber optics and optical communications; imaging, detectors and sensors; novel materials and engineered structures; optical data storage and displays; plasmonics; quantum optics; diffractive optics and guided optics; medical optics and biophotonics; ultraviolet and x-rays; terahertz technology.


Key Journal Metrics

  • Impact Factor: 7.08 (ranked 11th out of 99 journals)*

    Google Scholar h5-index: 48†

    Median Time to Publication: 117 days

    *According to Optics category rankings in the 2020 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

    †July 2019 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

    Photonics Research is accessible in the CLP Publishing platform and the Optica Publishing Group platform. For more information, you may email or


Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Lan Yang, Washington University, St. Louis, USA

    Prof. Yang leads the Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics Research Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE and AAAS.


  • Deputy Editor

    Yu-Ao Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China

    Yuri Kivshar, Australian National University, Australia


  • Associate Editors

    Nunzio Cennamo, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

    Giuseppe D'Aguanno, The Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Lab, USA

    Chun-Hua Dong, University of Science and Technology of China, China

    Yan Feng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS, China

    Weibo Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton, UK

    Li Ge, City University of New York, USA

    Yong-Zhen Huang, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China

    Xianmin Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Hao-Chung (Henry) Kuo, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

    Xiaohang Li, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

    Di Liang, Hewlett Packard Labs, USA

    Jinyang Liang, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Universite du Quebec, Canada

    Zhiwen Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Ryuji Morita, Hokkaido University, Japan

    Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Stephan Reitzenstein, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

    Kebin Shi, Peking University, China

    Zhipei Sun, Aalto University, Finland

    Yunfeng Xiao, Peking University, China

    Jingbi You, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China


Past Editorial Board Members


NIH Public Access Policy


The NIH Public Access Policy ( states that peer-reviewed manuscripts that received NIH funding and are accepted for publication in a journal on or after April 7, 2008, should be deposited with PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. CLP acknowledges the NIH policy and the author'sright to place accepted articles of Photonics Research in PubMed Central.


Authors who are required to do so may submit the accepted version of their manuscript to PubMed Central through the NIH Manuscript Submission System. Authorsshould select method "C" as explained on the NIH Public Access information page.


Contact Information

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  • 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