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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics

Dedicated to the publication of manuscripts reporting novel experimental or theoretical results.

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics

The IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics is dedicated to the publication of manuscripts reporting novel experimental or theoretical results in the broad field of photonics, which was originally known as quantum electronics at the time the journal was founded in 1965. The Journal publishes research papers concerning photons or electromagnetic waves with frequencies usually in the range of terahertz to petahertz, describing significant advances in their understanding or demonstration of new devices, systems, or applications.

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The IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics is dedicated to the publication of manuscripts reporting novel experimental or theoretical results. Published bi-monthly by the IEEE Photonics Society, in both electronic and print form, the journal comprises original contributions describing significant advances in the understanding of quantum electronics phenomena or the demonstration of new devices, systems, or applications. Manuscripts reporting new developments in systems and applications must emphasize quantum electronics principles or devices: the interaction of electrons and photons where quantum and/or nonlinear optical principles hold sway. The scope of JQE encompasses the generation, propagation, detection, and application of coherent electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths below one millimeter (i.e., in the submillimeter, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, etc., regions). Whether the focus of a manuscript is a quantum electronic phenomenon, device, system, or application, the critical factor in the editorial review is the potential impact of the results on continuing research in the field or on advancing the technological base of quantum electronics. The overriding consideration is significant, but the clarity of the presentation is also important.

It is not sufficient for a paper to be merely technically correct. Papers that report improvements in the performance of well-known systems or devices or by clever electronics or mechanical engineering do not fall within the scope of JQE. Tutorial and review papers are by invitation only. If a manuscript is outside of the scope of JQE or other IEEE Photonics Society publications, it may be suitable for another IEEE Journal.

Information for Authors

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The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Author submissions are done through the IEEE Author Portal. If you currently have a login and password for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Photonics Journal, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE/Optica Publishing Group Journal of Light Wave Technology, or IEEE Journal of Display Technologies, they will also work on the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics the IEEE Author Portal.
Manuscripts are submitted in *PDF and in Microsoft Word form for review, and in, LaTex for later processing by IEEE publications. A template is available to guide authors in the preparation of the manuscript and in estimating total number of pages.
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Submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Office for completeness and language proficiency. Submissions that are deficient will be sent back to the authors.

Upon submission, authors select a set of keywords that identify the topics of their paper. In turn, the list guides the Editorial Office on the selection of the Associate Editor who will handle the review process. Authors can track the status of their submission at any time through the IEEE Author Portal.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI)–generated text in an article shall be disclosed in the acknowledgments section of any paper submitted to an IEEE Conference or Periodical. The sections of the paper that use AI-generated text shall have a citation to the AI system used to generate the text.

Contributed papers are 8 pages double columned in length. For each page in excess of 8 pages, the cost of overlength charges imposed on the author is U.S. $220.00.

Invited papers are 12 pages, double columned in length. For each page in excess of 12 pages, the cost of overlength charges imposed on the author is U.S. $220.00.

Editorial Board

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics Editor-in-Chief

John Dallesasse
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Associate Editors

Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Mable Fok, University of Georgia, USA

Xuhan Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Haroldo Hattori, University of New South Wales, Australia

Sushil Kumar, Lehigh University, USA

Ming Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Di Liang, University of Michigan, USA

Chien-chung Lin, National Taiwan University College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Taiwan

Xingjie Ni, Penn State University, USA

Federica Poli, Unviersity of Parma, Italy

Varun Raghunathan, Indian Institute of Science, India

Sze Y. Set, University of Tokyo, Japan

Peter Vasil’ev, University of Cambridge and Lebedev Institute, United Kingdom

Nicolas Volet, Aarhus University, Denmark

Yating Wan, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Publication Office

Publications Coordinator

Shivam Kumar Sony
IEEE Publications


Publications Portfolio Manager

Laura A. Lander
IEEE Photonics Society
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
Phone: +1 732 465 6479

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author post-acceptance during final file submission. The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.

For hybrid journals, the OA article processing fee is $2,495 USD plus other applicable fees (e.g., over-length paper charges and color page charges).

IEEE will apply a discount to current IEEE members. IEEE Members will receive a 5% discount, and members of IEEE Societies will receive a 20% discount. Discounts cannot be combined or applied to any other fees such as over-length article or color page charges.

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