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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
2012 Impact Factor: 2.210

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Ground-state entanglement of spin-1 bosons undergoing superexchange interactions in optical superlattices
We will discuss a model with ultracold atoms confined in optical superlattices. In particular, we will study... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1845-1852 (2014)

Spectral dependence of the magnetic modulation of surface plasmon polaritons in permalloy/noble metal films
We present our investigations on the enhancement of magneto-optical (MO) effects in multilayer NiFe/Ag(Au,Cu)... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1836-1844 (2014)

Inverse dispersion engineering in silicon waveguides
We present a numerical tool that searches an optimal cross section geometry of silicon-on-insulator... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1829-1835 (2014)

Analysis of silica-filled slot waveguides based on hyperbolic metamaterials
We have theoretically studied the optical properties of a filled slot metamaterial waveguide with lateral... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1822-1828 (2014)

YVO4:Er3+/Yb3+ phosphor for multifunctional applications
This article reports luminescence studies on wet-chemical route prepared... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1814-1821 (2014)

Electromagnetically induced transparency in a V-type multilevel system of Na vapor
We have theoretically and experimentally investigated the V-type three-level system in hot sodium atomic... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1808-1813 (2014)

Comparison of numerical methods for modeling laser modelocking with saturable gain: erratum
We make two corrections to our article [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B30, 3064 (2013)]. JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1807-1807 (2014)

Frequency-entanglement preparation based on the coherent manipulation of frequency nondegenerate energy-time entangled state
In this paper, a scheme for frequency-entanglement preparation is proposed and demonstrated based on the... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1801-1806 (2014)

Synthesis of a beat-wave pulse train with increasing pulse separation for quasi-phase-matched high-harmonic generation
A beat-wave pulse train is synthesized from a two-color Ti:sapphire amplifier system with a split-grating... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1793-1800 (2014)

Ultrashort pulse train generation using nonlinear optical fibers with exponentially decreasing dispersion
We propose and numerically demonstrate a simple method to generate a high-repetition-rate ultrashort pulse... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1786-1792 (2014)

Spectroscopic properties and Judd–Ofelt analysis of BaY2F8:Sm3+
Optical spectroscopy and Judd–Ofelt analysis were performed on a... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1777-1785 (2014)

Radiation field of a charged particle moving in right-handed and left-handed media with resonant dispersion
The radiation field of relativistic charged particles moving in media with resonant dispersion is analyzed... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1771-1776 (2014)

Synthesis and optical properties of multifunctional CdS nanostructured dielectric nanocomposites
Highly luminescent CdS nanocrystals (NCs) grown in a dielectric (borosilicate glass) matrix have been... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1761-1770 (2014)

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Call for Papers

80 years of Steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
  • Eric G. Cavalcanti (Lead), Curtis J. Broadbent, Stephen P. Walborn, Howard M. Wiseman
  • Submission Opens: 1 October 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 November 2014

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Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Leonid Zhigilei (Lead), Thomas Baumert, Pavel Polynkin
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Photon-number-resolving Detectors for Quantum-state Engineering
  • Alessia Allevi, Maria Bondani, Ondrej Haderka
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


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
Quantum Optical Information Technologies
  • Giovanna Morigi, Andrew Jordan, and Philippe Grangier
  • Published
Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Allan Boardman, Mark Brongersma, Mark Stockman, and Martin Wegener
  • Published
Terahertz Wave Photonics
  • Rene Beigang, Koichiro Tanaka, and X.-C. Zhang
  • Published

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