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Since the birth of the laser, the interaction between laser and material has attracted widespread attention, which in turn has driven the development of this field. The understanding of light-matter interactions has revealed a lot of new phenomena, such as two-photon photo-crosslinking, photodynamic self-assembly, and laser-induced structures. Through new mechanisms, laser-based technologies have been extensively studied, and have stepped into the application fields of life science, material science, metasurfaces science, and so on. Metamaterials and metasurfaces open up more possibilities in the traditional optical and electromagnetic fields that are not achievable with naturally occurring materials. Compared to conventional optics, optical metasurfaces allow a new way to manipulate light based on scattering of nanostructures. Confining light-matter interactions locally helps to solve problems that traditional optical engineers face and paves the way for new concepts.

Challenges remain in the study of the interaction between laser and materials, among which theoretical understanding of the near-field interaction between light and matter and experimental research on laser fabrications are key. The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight and summarize the latest advances in both theoretical and experimental understanding of laser-material interactions. Moreover, submissions on their wide applications in various scientific fields, such as metasurfaces, metamaterials processed by laser or interacting with laser, dynamic/geometric phase optical elements are welcomed.

We invite researchers to contribute Original Research Articles, Reviews, and Mini-Reviews on themes including, but not limited to:
• Laser-induced periodic structures;
• Laser-processed metasurfaces;
• Laser-matter interactions;
• Various applications by using laser-based technologies.

Keywords: Laser, material science, laser-material interaction, surfaces wettability, metasurfaces


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Since the birth of the laser, the interaction between laser and material has attracted widespread attention, which in turn has driven the development of this field. The understanding of light-matter interactions has revealed a lot of new phenomena, such as two-photon photo-crosslinking, photodynamic self-assembly, and laser-induced structures. Through new mechanisms, laser-based technologies have been extensively studied, and have stepped into the application fields of life science, material science, metasurfaces science, and so on. Metamaterials and metasurfaces open up more possibilities in the traditional optical and electromagnetic fields that are not achievable with naturally occurring materials. Compared to conventional optics, optical metasurfaces allow a new way to manipulate light based on scattering of nanostructures. Confining light-matter interactions locally helps to solve problems that traditional optical engineers face and paves the way for new concepts.

Challenges remain in the study of the interaction between laser and materials, among which theoretical understanding of the near-field interaction between light and matter and experimental research on laser fabrications are key. The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight and summarize the latest advances in both theoretical and experimental understanding of laser-material interactions. Moreover, submissions on their wide applications in various scientific fields, such as metasurfaces, metamaterials processed by laser or interacting with laser, dynamic/geometric phase optical elements are welcomed.

We invite researchers to contribute Original Research Articles, Reviews, and Mini-Reviews on themes including, but not limited to:
• Laser-induced periodic structures;
• Laser-processed metasurfaces;
• Laser-matter interactions;
• Various applications by using laser-based technologies.

Keywords: Laser, material science, laser-material interaction, surfaces wettability, metasurfaces


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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