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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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Saturation of atomic transitions using subwavelength diameter tapered optical fibers in rubidium vapor
We experimentally investigate ultralow-power saturation of the rubidium D2 transitions using a... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1997-2001 (2014)

Kerr effect in Y-configuration double-quantum-dot system
We have introduced a Y-configuration model from the double-quantum-dot (QD) system to study third-order Kerr... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1991-1996 (2014)

Comparison of amplitude noise of a fiber-optical parametric oscillator and a supercontinuum source
Fiber-based optical parametric oscillators (FOPOs) are an alternative to supercontinuum light sources for... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1986-1990 (2014)

Phase-controlled optical bistability via electromagnetically induced absorption
The optical properties of a four-level double-V-type closed-loop system is studied in the multiphoton... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1981-1985 (2014)

Three-photon excitation of an upconversion random laser in ZnO-on-Si nanostructured films
We report the first observation, to our knowledge, of ultraviolet upconversion random laser (RL) emission... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1975-1980 (2014)

Feasibility of UV lasing without inversion in mercury vapor
We investigate the feasibility of UV lasing without inversion at a wavelength of 253.7 nm utilizing... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1964-1974 (2014)

Precision frequency measurement of N2O transitions near 4.5  μm and above 150  μm
Frequency measurements are given for the 1000←0000 band of N2O near... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1954-1963 (2014)

Elliptic cylindrical pseudo-optical black hole for omnidirectional light absorber
An elliptic cylindrical omnidirectional light absorber forming a pseudo-optical black hole is studied both... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1948-1953 (2014)

Generation of 130  mW of 397.5  nm tunable laser via ring-cavity-enhanced frequency doubling
We report on the frequency doubling of a tapered amplifier-boosted distributed-Bragg-reflector... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1942-1947 (2014)

Optical properties of KPb2Cl5 and RbPb2Cl5 single crystals in the far ultraviolet spectral region
Electronic structure properties of undoped single crystals of KPb2Cl5 (KPC) and... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1935-1941 (2014)

Electronic properties of undoped LiBaAlF6 single crystals: far-ultraviolet optical, luminescence, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies
The electronic structure properties of undoped single crystals of LiBaAlF6 (LBAF) were determined... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1926-1934 (2014)

Prediction of the noise spectrum in optoelectronic oscillators: an analytical conversion matrix approach
In this paper an analytical formulation based on the conversion matrix approach for characterizing the... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1915-1925 (2014)

Multiple excitations of surface-plasmon-polariton waves in an amorphous silicon p-i-n solar cell using Fourier harmonics and compound gratings
In an amorphous silicon p-i-n solar cell, back contact Fourier harmonics (FH) and compound gratings were... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1906-1914 (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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