As the founding Editor-in-Chief, I am delighted
to introduce ‘Photonics Review’, new open-access, peer-reviewed journal published
from Photonics division, Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)!
‘Photonics Review’ allows the translation
of Japanese review articles, selected from a member journal of photonics
division named as ‘Photonics news’, into English without any reformatting,
thereby providing a publishing opportunity to visualize and disseminate the
high-quality review articles written in Japanese to the world.
This Journal also aims to publish high-quality
comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials of ‘hot’ and
‘outstanding’ scientific and technical research areas, covering advances in the
entire optics and photonics, and the cross-cutting research topics from
fundamental science to engineering applications.
We believe that such high-quality review
articles can inspire students, early careered and industry researchers, and
researchers from developing counties to learn about the research trends in
optics and photonics.
The commemorative inaugural issue features review
articles on advanced laser sources, including optical comb, mid-infrared or
terahertz light sources, published from ‘Photonics News’ for the past 5 years.
I am working together with Associate Editors and the JSAP publishing staff:
Associate Editors - Masaki Hashida, Tokai University - Kyoko Kitamura, Kyoto Institute of Technology JSAP Staff - Michiyo Oda
Also, we are doing our best to make
‘Photonics Review’ success together with many outstanding researchers, who
volunteer their time as the reviewers.
Takashige OMATSU Editor-in-Chief Director, Molecular Chirality Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University