SPIE To Launch New Journal of Optical Microsystems in January, and JM3 To Be Renamed

The Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS to become two distinct journals
23 April 2020

SPIE To Launch New Journal of Optical Microsystems in January, and JM3 To Be Renamed

EDITORIAL VIEWS: Hans Zappe, left, and Harry Levinson.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA - SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the launch of a new Gold Open Access journal, the Journal of Optical Microsystems (JOM), which will publish cutting-edge research of optical and photonic microsystems. Hans Zappe, co-editor-in-chief of SPIE's Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3), will serve as editor-in-chief of the new journal. Concurrently, JM3 will be renamed the Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning, Materials, and Metrology, retaining its familiar acronym. JM3 co-editor-in-chief Harry J. Levinson will lead that journal, which will focus on lithographic technologies.

Since 2002, JM3 has published papers on the science, development, and practice of lithographic, fabrication, packaging, and integration technologies necessary to address the needs of the electronics, MEMS, MOEMS, and photonics industries.

The renamed JM3 will publish peer-reviewed papers on the core enabling technologies that address the patterning needs of the electronics industry. Key subject areas include the science, development, and practice of lithographic, computational, etch, and integration technologies.

JOM will publish research in all aspects of optical and photonic microsystems, from materials and fabrication of micro-optical and photonic components, through assembly and packaging, to systems and applications. JOM will open for submissions in May 2020 and all publication charges will be waived through 2021.

"One of the challenges in the pursuit of excellence that was noted by prior editors-in-chief of the original JM3 has been its excessively wide scope, serving multiple diverse technical communities," noted Levinson.

"These two journals are now ideally positioned to serve their respective communities," added Zappe. "With a clear focus on their readerships, both academic and industrial, they will provide a very attractive publication venue for authors working in the lithography or microsystems fields."

Levinson, a consultant at HJL Lithography, is a former senior director of GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Strategic Lithography Technology organization. He spent nearly all of his career working in the field of lithography, starting at Advanced Micro Devices. He also served for several years as the chairman of the USA Lithography Technology Working Group, which helped generate the lithography chapter of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. Levinson has published numerous articles on lithographic science and holds over 70 US patents. Levinson is an SPIE Fellow, has chaired the SPIE Publications Committee, and has served on the SPIE Board of Directors. In recognition of his contributions to SPIE, he received the Society's 2014 Directors' Award.

Zappe is a leading international researcher in the areas of optical microsystems and micro-optical components and has made fundamental contributions to the state of the art in fluidic imaging systems, tunable lenses, and adaptive optics. He worked at IBM, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique before joining the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg in 2000. As part of his extensive research activities, Zappe founded the Priority Program "Active Micro-optics" and the Collaborative Research Center "Planar Optronic Systems," both funded by the German Research Foundation. He has chaired a wide range of international conferences and previously served on the editorial boards of numerous optics and microsystems journals. He is a Fellow of SPIE and IOP.

The Journal of Optical Microsystems and the Journal of Micro/Nanopatterning, Materials, and Metrology will be published by SPIE in the SPIE Digital Library, which contains more than 500,000 publications from SPIE journals, proceedings, and books, with approximately 18,000 new research papers added each year.

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