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

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Executive Editor
  • Eugene Avrutin,
  • Daoxin Dai,
  • Weida Hu,
  • Joachim Piprek,
  • Xuelin Yang
Editor-in-Chief
  • Trevor M. Benson,
  • Marian Marciniak,
  • Yaping Zhang
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1.842 (2019)
Impact factor
1.416 (2019)
Five year impact factor
81 days
Submission to first decision
165 days
Submission to acceptance
164,794 (2019)
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1572-817X
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