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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: ED1–ED2
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Celebrating the Diamond (30th) Anniversary of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. ED1-ED2 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.000ED1


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Abstract

Abstract: Journal of the Optical Society of America B Editor-in-Chief, Grover Swartzlander, announces the 30th Anniversary of the journal.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

JOSA B is truly an international journal (for example, see the chart below). Currently, some 450+ papers are published per year, with >85% from outside the USA. Additionally, a preponderance of submissions originates from China, the USA, Iran and India. Authors are drawn by the exceptionally long Cited Half-Life (9.2 years); well-written, copy-edited full-length reports; voluntary page charges; a remarkably short 101 days time to publish; and an Impact Factor of 2.21. Papers can also be made open access for an optional fee.josab-31-1-ED1-i001

As Editor-in-Chief, my goal is to continue a tradition of high-quality, full-length, international papers that span experimental and theoretical topics in optical physics. I am grateful to Henry van Driel, who guided the journal from 2007 to 2012, as well as past Editors (see table below) who dedicated a significant part of their career to build JOSA B into a valued asset for the scientific world. I am particularly indebted to a dedicated group of voluntary topical editors, who spend many hours seeking and deliberating over reviews of hundreds of submissions each year. I also greatly appreciate the remarkably professional OSA editorial staff (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/journal/josab/about.cfm#board) that works tirelessly to keep all of OSA’s journals at the leading edge of scientific publishing. Most importantly, I thank you, the readers and authors of JOSA B. As part of your role as a scholar, I ask you to continue to cite full-length journal papers, not just boutique or high impact papers, as this aids and strengthens our community. Finally, please feel free to contact me with any ideas for the journal, such as special feature issues.

Past Editors of JOSA B
Robert W. Terhune1984–1987
William H. Weber1988–1988
Paul F. Liao1989–1994
Tony F. Heinz1995–2000
George I. Stegeman2001–2006
Henry van Driel2007–2012
Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Optical Society of America B16 December 2013

REFERENCES

1.

R. W. Terhune, "From the Editor," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, p. 1 (1984).

2.

Private correspondence, Michael Bass.

3.

T. Reuters, “Web of Knowledge,” http://apps.webofknowledge.com.

Further Reading

“JOSA, 1961–1983 (History of the OSA),” John N. Howard, Optics & Photonics News, pp. 16–17, August 2004 www.opticsinfobase.org/journal/josa/pdfs/josahistory2004.pdf.

LIST OF MOST CITED JOSA B PAPERS IN EACH CALENDAR YEAR

1984. Compression of optical pulses chirped by self-phase modulation in fibers, W. J. Tomlinson, R. H. Stolen, and C. V. Shank, JOSA B 1, 139–149 (1984).

1985. Dressed-atom approach to atomic motion in laser-light—The dipole force revisited, J. Dalibard and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, JOSA B 2, 1707–1720 (1985).

1986. Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti-Al2O3, P. F. Moulton, JOSA B 3, 125–133 (1986).

1987. Studies of multiphoton production of vacuum ultraviolet-radiation in the rare-gasses, A. McPherson, G. Gibson, H Jara, U. Johann, T. S. Luk, I. A. McIntyre, K. Boyer, and C. K. Rhodes, JOSA B 4, 595–601 (1987).

1988. High-resolution femtosecond pulse shaping, A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner, JOSA B 5, 1563–1572 (1988).

1989. Laser cooling below the Doppler limit by polarization gradients—Simple theoretical models, J. Dalibard and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, JOSA B 6, 2023–2045 (1989).

1990. Far-infrared time-domain spectroscopy with terahertz beams of dielectrics and semiconductors, D. Grischkowsky, S. Keiding, M. van Exter, and C. Fattinger, JOSA B 7, 2006–2015 (1990).

1991. Structures for additive pulse mode-locking, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, JOSA B 8, 2068–2076 (1991).

1992. Polarization-sensitive low-coherence reflectometer for birefringence characterization and ranging, M. R. Hee, D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, JOSA B 9, 903–908 (1992).

1993. Photonic band-gap structures, E. Yablonovitch, JOSA B 10, 283–295 (1993).

1994. Orientationally enhanced photorefractive effect in polymers, W. E. Moerner, S. M. Silence, F. Hache, and G. C. Bjorklund, JOSA B 11, 320–330 (1994).

1995. Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators in bulk periodically poled LiNbO3, L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Besenberg, and J. W. Pierce, JOSA B 12, 2102–2116 (1995).

1996. Measurement of two-photon excitation cross section of molecular fluorophores with data from 690 to 1050 nm, C. Xu and W. W. Webb, JOSA B 13, 481–491 (1996).

1997. Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses, S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tunnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, JOSA B 14, 2716–2722 (1997).

1998. Multipolar molecular and multipolar fields: probing and controlling the tensorial nature of nonlinear molecular media, S. Brasselet and J. Zyss, JOSA B 15, 257–288 (1998).

1999. Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking, C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, JOSA B 16, 46–56 (1999).

2000. Terahertz waveguides, G. Gallot, S. P. Jamison, R. W. McGowan, and D. Grischkowsky, JOSA B 17, 851–863 (2000).

2001. Concurrent enhancement of imaging depth and contrast for optical coherence tomography by hyperosmotic agents, R. K. K. Wang, X. Q. Xu, V. V. Tuchin, and J. B. Elder, JOSA B 18, 948–953 (2001).

2002. Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation, T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, JOSA B 19, 2322–2330 (2002).

2003. Femtosecond writing of active optical waveguides with astigmatically shaped beams, R. Osellame, S. Taccheo, M. Maragoni, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, D. Polli, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, JOSA B 20, 1559–1567 (2003).

2004. Large Raman gain and nonlinear phase shifts in high-purity As2Se3chalcogenide fibers, R. E. Slusher, G. Lenz, J. Hodelin, J. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, JOSA B 21, 1146–1155 (2004).

2005. Optical buffers based on slow light in electromagnetically induced transparent media and coupled resonator structures: comparative analysis, J. B. Khurgin, JOSA B 22, 1062–1074.

2006. Homogenization of metamaterials by field-averaging (Invited), D. R. Smith and J. B. Pendry, JOSA B 23, 391–403 (2006).

2007. Beam combining of ytterbium fiber amplifiers (Invited), S. J. Augst, J. K. Ranka, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, JOSA B 24, 1707–1715 (2007).

2008. Properties of normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers, A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, JOSA B 25, 140–148 (2008).

2009. 13.2 W laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm, Q. Zheng, Y. Yao, G. Li, D. P. Qu, and L. Zhao, JOSA B 26, 1238–1242 (2009).

2010. High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives (Invited), D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, JOSA B 27, B63–B92 (2010).

2011. Supercontinuum generation from similar to 1.9 to 4.5 μm in ZBLAN fiber with high average power generation beyond 3,8 μm using a thulium-doped fiber amplifier, O. P. Kulkarni, V.V. Alexander, M. Kumar, M. J. Freeman, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, M. Neelakandan, and A. Chan, JOSA B 28, 2486–2498 (2011).

2012. Supercontinuum generation in ZBLAN fibers-detailed comparison between measurement and simulation, C. Agger, C. Petersen, S. Dupont, H. Steffensen, J. K. Lyngso, C. L. Thomsen, J. Thogersen, S. R. Keiding, and O. Bang, JOSA B 29, 635–645 (2012).

2013. Efficient W-state entanglement concentration using quantum-dot and optical microcavities, Y. B. Sheng and L. Zhou, JOSA B 30, 678–686 (2013).

History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2013
Published: December 24, 2013

Citation
Grover A. Swartzlander, "Celebrating the Diamond (30th) Anniversary of the Journal of the Optical Society of America B," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, ED1-ED2 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-1-ED1


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References

  1. R. W. Terhune, From the Editor, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, p. 1 (1984).
  2. Private correspondence, Michael Bass.
  3. T. Reuters, “Web of Knowledge,” http://apps.webofknowledge.com .
  4. “JOSA, 1961–1983 (History of the OSA),” John N. Howard, Optics & Photonics News, pp. 16–17, August 2004 www.opticsinfobase.org/journal/josa/pdfs/josahistory2004.pdf .
  5. 1984. Compression of optical pulses chirped by self-phase modulation in fibers, W. J. Tomlinson, R. H. Stolen, and C. V. Shank, JOSA B 1, 139–149 (1984).
  6. 1985. Dressed-atom approach to atomic motion in laser-light—The dipole force revisited, J. Dalibard and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, JOSA B 2, 1707–1720 (1985).
  7. 1986. Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti-Al2O3, P. F. Moulton, JOSA B 3, 125–133 (1986).
  8. 1987. Studies of multiphoton production of vacuum ultraviolet-radiation in the rare-gasses, A. McPherson, G. Gibson, H Jara, U. Johann, T. S. Luk, I. A. McIntyre, K. Boyer, and C. K. Rhodes, JOSA B 4, 595–601 (1987).
  9. 1988. High-resolution femtosecond pulse shaping, A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner, JOSA B 5, 1563–1572 (1988).
  10. 1989. Laser cooling below the Doppler limit by polarization gradients—Simple theoretical models, J. Dalibard and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, JOSA B 6, 2023–2045 (1989).
  11. 1990. Far-infrared time-domain spectroscopy with terahertz beams of dielectrics and semiconductors, D. Grischkowsky, S. Keiding, M. van Exter, and C. Fattinger, JOSA B 7, 2006–2015 (1990).
  12. 1991. Structures for additive pulse mode-locking, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, JOSA B 8, 2068–2076 (1991).
  13. 1992. Polarization-sensitive low-coherence reflectometer for birefringence characterization and ranging, M. R. Hee, D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, and J. G. Fujimoto, JOSA B 9, 903–908 (1992).
  14. 1993. Photonic band-gap structures, E. Yablonovitch, JOSA B 10, 283–295 (1993).
  15. 1994. Orientationally enhanced photorefractive effect in polymers, W. E. Moerner, S. M. Silence, F. Hache, and G. C. Bjorklund, JOSA B 11, 320–330 (1994).
  16. 1995. Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators in bulk periodically poled LiNbO3, L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Besenberg, and J. W. Pierce, JOSA B 12, 2102–2116 (1995).
  17. 1996. Measurement of two-photon excitation cross section of molecular fluorophores with data from 690 to 1050 nm, C. Xu and W. W. Webb, JOSA B 13, 481–491 (1996).
  18. 1997. Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses, S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tunnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, JOSA B 14, 2716–2722 (1997).
  19. 1998. Multipolar molecular and multipolar fields: probing and controlling the tensorial nature of nonlinear molecular media, S. Brasselet and J. Zyss, JOSA B 15, 257–288 (1998).
  20. 1999. Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking, C. Honninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, JOSA B 16, 46–56 (1999).
  21. 2000. Terahertz waveguides, G. Gallot, S. P. Jamison, R. W. McGowan, and D. Grischkowsky, JOSA B 17, 851–863 (2000).
  22. 2001. Concurrent enhancement of imaging depth and contrast for optical coherence tomography by hyperosmotic agents, R. K. K. Wang, X. Q. Xu, V. V. Tuchin, and J. B. Elder, JOSA B 18, 948–953 (2001).
  23. 2002. Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation, T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, JOSA B 19, 2322–2330 (2002).
  24. 2003. Femtosecond writing of active optical waveguides with astigmatically shaped beams, R. Osellame, S. Taccheo, M. Maragoni, R. Ramponi, P. Laporta, D. Polli, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, JOSA B 20, 1559–1567 (2003).
  25. 2004. Large Raman gain and nonlinear phase shifts in high-purity As2Se3chalcogenide fibers, R. E. Slusher, G. Lenz, J. Hodelin, J. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, JOSA B 21, 1146–1155 (2004).
  26. 2005. Optical buffers based on slow light in electromagnetically induced transparent media and coupled resonator structures: comparative analysis, J. B. Khurgin, JOSA B 22, 1062–1074.
  27. 2006. Homogenization of metamaterials by field-averaging (Invited), D. R. Smith and J. B. Pendry, JOSA B 23, 391–403 (2006).
  28. 2007. Beam combining of ytterbium fiber amplifiers (Invited), S. J. Augst, J. K. Ranka, T. Y. Fan, and A. Sanchez, JOSA B 24, 1707–1715 (2007).
  29. 2008. Properties of normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers, A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, JOSA B 25, 140–148 (2008).
  30. 2009. 13.2 W laser-diode-pumped Nd:YVO4/LBO blue laser at 457 nm, Q. Zheng, Y. Yao, G. Li, D. P. Qu, and L. Zhao, JOSA B 26, 1238–1242 (2009).
  31. 2010. High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives (Invited), D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, JOSA B 27, B63–B92 (2010).
  32. 2011. Supercontinuum generation from similar to 1.9 to 4.5 μm in ZBLAN fiber with high average power generation beyond 3,8 μm using a thulium-doped fiber amplifier, O. P. Kulkarni, V.V. Alexander, M. Kumar, M. J. Freeman, M. N. Islam, F. L. Terry, M. Neelakandan, and A. Chan, JOSA B 28, 2486–2498 (2011).
  33. 2012. Supercontinuum generation in ZBLAN fibers-detailed comparison between measurement and simulation, C. Agger, C. Petersen, S. Dupont, H. Steffensen, J. K. Lyngso, C. L. Thomsen, J. Thogersen, S. R. Keiding, and O. Bang, JOSA B 29, 635–645 (2012).
  34. 2013. Efficient W-state entanglement concentration using quantum-dot and optical microcavities, Y. B. Sheng and L. Zhou, JOSA B 30, 678–686 (2013).

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