Optical and Quantum Electronics provides an international forum for the publication of original research papers, tutorial reviews and letters in such fields as optical physics, optical engineering and optoelectronics. Special issues are published on topics of current interest.

Optical and Quantum Electronics is published monthly. It is concerned with the technology and physics of optical systems, components and devices, i.e., with topics such as: optical fibres; semiconductor lasers and LEDs; light detection and imaging devices; nanophotonics; photonic integration and optoelectronic integrated circuits; silicon photonics; displays; optical communications from devices to systems; materials for photonics (e.g. semiconductors, glasses, graphene); the physics and simulation of optical devices and systems; nanotechnologies in photonics (including engineered nano-structures such as photonic crystals, sub-wavelength photonic structures, metamaterials, and plasmonics); advanced quantum and optoelectronic applications (e.g. quantum computing, memory and communications, quantum sensing and quantum dots); photonic sensors and bio-sensors; Terahertz phenomena; non-linear optics and ultrafast phenomena; green photonics.

Special issues are published on topics of current interest.

  • An international forum for original research papers, tutorial reviews and letters in optical physics, optical engineering and optoelectronics
  • Coverage includes solid state and gas lasers, optical communication systems, fibres and planar waveguides, non-linear optics, ultra-fast phenomena, optical storage, photonic switching and more
  • Special issues focus on topics of current interest
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Executive Editor
  • Eugene Avrutin,
  • Weida Hu,
  • Joachim Piprek,
  • Bouchta Sahraoui,
  • Xuelin Yang,
  • Salah Obayya
  • Daoxin Dai,
  • Trevor M. Benson,
  • Marian Marciniak
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Journal metrics

2.084 (2020)
Impact factor
1.625 (2020)
Five year impact factor
86 days
Submission to first decision
168 days
Submission to acceptance
195,091 (2020)

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  • 2020 Impact Factor

    Impact Factor for 2020 has been released, OQEL increased from 1.842 to 2.084!

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  • New EIC announcement

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Daoxin Dai (Zhejiang University, Zijingang, Hangzhou, China) has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Optical & Quantum Electronics, joining the two current Editors-in-Chief, Prof. Trevor Benson and Prof. Marian Marciniak in leading the journal. 

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  • Call for Papers: Quantum technology, Quantum walks and quantum image processing: Emerging Trends, Issues and Challenges

    Quantum computation is a rapidly growing field and lots of breakthroughs have been achieved during the past decades. Quantum computation is transitioning from an emerging branch of science into a mature research field in science and engineering.

    In this SI, authors present theoretical and fundamental research on the potential and limitations of quantum technology and quantum image processing, and explore how to achieve secure communication and image processing in the presence of quantum technologies.

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