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  • Manuscript Accepted: Jul. 27, 2020

    Online Published: Jul. 27, 2020

Chinese Optics Letters, 2020, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp.

Editorial for special issue on Soft-matter Photonics (Soft Mattonics) [Early Posting]

Hu Wei, Zheng Zhi-gang, Peng Chenhui

Author Affiliations

  • Nanjing University
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Memphis


Soft-matter photonics (Soft Mattonics) is an emerging and active area that has attracted widespread attention in recent years. Compared with solid materials, soft matters exhibit inherent advantages such as excellent adjustability, high flexibility, scalable size, ease of manufacture, and environmental adaptation. This special issue focuses on various interesting optical properties and fantastic photonic applications of soft matters including different liquid crystal phases, stimuli-responsive polymers, and even silks. This special issue aims to present the impressive progresses on soft matter photonics and promote developments of related applications.