Best 2022 papers awarded by SPIE-CLP journal Advanced Photonics

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards honor exceptional articles
24 May 2023
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The SPIE-CLP journal Advanced Photonics announces its 2022 Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — The international peer-reviewed scientific journal Advanced Photonics has selected the Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards for the best papers published in the journal in 2022. 

Established in 2019, Advanced Photonics publishes innovative research in all areas of optics and photonics, including fundamental and applied research. The publication is Gold Open Access and co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP). It is freely available online in the SPIE Digital Library and at CLP’s Researching site, and has an Impact Factor of 13.5, and a CiteScore of 13.8.

Xiao-Cong (Larry) Yuan of Shenzhen University and Anatoly Zayats of King's College London jointly serve as the founding Co-Editors-in-Chief for the journal. The Advanced Photonics Editor-in-Chief Choice Awards, established in 2020, recognize exceptional papers — typically, an original research article and a review article — based on the importance of the work to the optics and photonics field.

From articles published between December 2021 and December 2022, the Co-Editors-in-Chief selected “High-speed image reconstruction for optically sectioned, super-resolution structured illumination microscopy” as the winning research article. Authored by Zhaojun Wang, Tianyu Zhao, Kun Feng, Xue Yun, Yansheng Liang, Shaowei Wang, and Ming Lei of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China; Huiwen Hao and Yujie Sun of Peking University, China; Yanan Cai of Northwest A&F University, China; Piero R. Bianco of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States; and Kwangsung Oh of the University of Nebraska Omaha, United States, the article addresses real-time observation limitations of super-resolution structured illumination microscopy (SR-SIM).

The authors present an accelerated reconstruction algorithm and demonstrate a simplified workflow for SR-SIM. Critically, increased processing speed resulting from the technical advance does not come at the expense of spatial resolution or sectioning capability.

“Optical microscopy has long been established as a powerful tool in medicine and biological sciences, and improvements in resolution and speed are a driving force in this field,” notes Zayats. “In addition to continuous hardware advances, computational approaches are critical to advance image reconstruction. The approach demonstrated in this article has the potential to enhance real-time imaging applications in both research laboratories and hospitals near you.”

The winning review article is “Photonics of time-varying media" by Emanuele Galiffi of The City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center, United States, and Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Romain Tirole, Stefano Vezzoli, Riccardo Sapienza, and J. B. Pendry of Imperial College London; Shixiong Yin and Andrea Alù of The City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center; Huanan Li of The City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center and Nankai University, China; and Paloma A. Huidobro and Mário G. Silveirinha of Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal, and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

The authors provide an overview of the rapidly expanding field of time-varying photonics. They present the basic building blocks of time-varying electromagnetics and offer valuable insights into the development of the field as well as future research directions.

“Studying temporal mechanism of electromagnetics in time-varying media — for example, non-Hermitian systems in the presence of temporal material discontinuities — provides new opportunities for electromagnetic manipulation,” says Yuan. “This review article underpins comprehensive knowledge and development in the field as well as new concepts and perspectives on emerging trends for photonic advancement in the future.”

Each of the award-winning papers will be recognized at a special event during the SPIE-CLP Conference on Advanced Photonics in San Diego in August, where Sir John Pendry will also give an invited talk on the award-winning review, “Photonics of time-varying media.”

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