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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B



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The Journal of the Optical Society of America B emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include atom optics and cold atoms, metamaterials, nanophotonics, photonic crystals, spectroscopy, THz optics, ultrafast phenomena, and other related subjects.

Editor-in-Chief: Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology
ISSN: 0740-3224 | eISSN: 1520-8540
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 1.806

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Phase retrieval via regularization in self-diffraction-based spectral interferometry
A novel variant of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) is... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.983-992 (2015)

Anomalous optical bistability and robust entanglement of mechanical oscillators using two-photon coherence
We analyze the optical bistability and the entanglement of two movable mirrors coupled to a two-mode laser in... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.971-982 (2015)

Surface plasmon resonance mediated fringe modulation using a birefringent lens creating radial shearing environment
A cost-effective simple technique to observe and analyze the surface plasmon resonance modulated radially... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.961-970 (2015)

Nanofocusing in the graphene-coated tapered nanowire infrared probe
We conduct analytical and numerical investigations of graphene-coated tapered nanowire probe and determine... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.955-960 (2015)

Hong–Ou–Mandel interference between independent sources of heralded ultrafast single photons: influence of chirp
For the quantum interference between two truly independent heralded single photon sources (HSPSs), which are... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.946-954 (2015)

Full vector-field control of ultrashort laser pulses utilizing a single dual-layer spatial light modulator in a common-path setup
We present a design for shaping femtosecond laser pulses in amplitude, phase, and polarization by... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.933-945 (2015)

Efficient excitation and control of arbitrary surface plasmon polariton beams using one-dimensional metallic gratings
We derive a general approach for efficient excitation and control of arbitrarily shaped surface plasmon... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.923-932 (2015)

Optical cooling and trapping: introduction
The year 2015 is an auspicious year for optical science, as it is being celebrated as the International Year... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.OCT1-OCT5 (2015)

Modeling the nonlinear photoabsorptive behavior during self-written waveguide formation in a photopolymer
Photopolymer materials can be used as recording media for self-written waveguides (SWWs) as they can exhibit... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.912-922 (2015)

Even- and odd-order dispersion cancellation effects in a two-photon interferometer
Dispersion cancellation effects have attracted much attention in both classical and quantum worlds. In this... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.907-911 (2015)

Burst-mode Yb-doped fiber amplifier system optimized for low-repetition-rate operation
We report on the burst-mode operation of a polarization-maintaining Yb-doped multi-stage all-fiber amplifier... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.900-906 (2015)

Influence of the pump shape on the modulation instability process induced in a dispersion-oscillating fiber
We show that taking into account the temporal intensity profile of a pulsed pump beam may lead to significant... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.892-899 (2015)

Step-by-step guide to the realization of advanced optical tweezers
Since the pioneering work of Arthur Ashkin, optical tweezers (OT) have become an indispensable tool for... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B84-B98 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Electromagnetic Metasurfaces
  • Andrea Alù, George Eleftheriades
  • Submission Opens: 15 July 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2015
Diamond Photonics
  • Paul Barclay (Lead), Kai-Mei Fu, Fedor Jelezko, Marko Loncar
  • Submission opens: 1 May 2015; Submission deadline: 1 June 2015

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Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)


80 years of Steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
  • Eric G. Cavalcanti (Lead), Curtis J. Broadbent, Stephen P. Walborn, Howard M. Wiseman
  • Published
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Leonid Zhigilei (Lead), Thomas Baumert, Pavel Polynkin
  • Published
Photon-number-resolving Detectors for Quantum-state Engineering
  • Alessia Allevi, Maria Bondani, Ondrej Haderka
  • Published
Structured Light Interactions
  • David Andrews, Natalia Litchinitser
  • Published
Fundamental Optical Processes in Semiconductors
  • Frank Jahnke, Ted Norris, and Hailin Wang
  • Published
50th Anniversary of Nonlinear Optics (Invitation Only)
  • Henry van Driel
  • Published
Lasers: The Next Fifty Years
  • Franz Kaertner, Markus Pollnau, Ken-ichi Ueda, and Henry van Driel
  • Published

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