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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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Modeling temperature-dependent shift of photoluminescence peak of In(Ga)As quantum dots with acoustic and optical phonons as two oscillators
We demonstrate that all the available experimental data of temperature (T)-dependent shift of... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1182-1191 (2014)

Effect of damping on Goos–Hänchen shift from weakly absorbing anisotropic metamaterials
The effect of damping on the Goos–Hänchen (GH) shift from weakly absorbing anisotropic... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1174-1181 (2014)

Selectively addressing optically nonlinear nanocrystals by polarization-shaped ultrafast laser pulses
A noncentrosymmetric nanocrystal can produce second-harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency generation... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1165-1173 (2014)

Initiating self-focusing of beams carrying spatial phase singularities
In this work, we show both experimentally and by numerical simulations that the presence and evolution of a... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1159-1164 (2014)

Polarization dependence of light transmission through individual nanoapertures in metal films
We present a systematic study of light transmission through individual nanoscale apertures (rectangular slits... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1150-1158 (2014)

Wide-range and tunable diffraction management using 2D rectangular lattice photonic crystals
We propose that 2D rectangular lattice photonic crystals composed of dielectric rods can be utilized for... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1145-1149 (2014)

Physical, chemical, and optical properties of Er3+-doped low Al(PO3)3/Al(H2PO4)3 modified fluoroaluminate glasses for 2.7  μm application
Fluoroaluminophosphate glasses with various content of metaphosphate Al(PO3)3 or... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1137-1144 (2014)

Dirac soliton stability and interaction in binary waveguide arrays
We analyze the stability of a recently found exact analytical spatial soliton in binary waveguide... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1132-1136 (2014)

Thermal effects on bipartite and multipartite correlations in fiber coupled cavity arrays
We investigate the thermal influence of fibers on the dynamics of bipartite and multipartite correlations in... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1126-1131 (2014)

Compression of ultrashort laser pulses via gated multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scans
Delivering femtosecond laser light in the focal plane of a high numerical aperture microscope objective is... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1118-1125 (2014)

Analytical approach to the design of microring resonators for nonlinear four-wave mixing applications
An analytical approach for obtaining linear and nonlinear design parameters of microresonators is presented.... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1109-1117 (2014)

Optical characteristics associated with magnetic resonance in toroidal metamaterials of vertically coupled plasmonic nanodisks
Magnetic resonance in metamaterials is basically formed by an optically induced current loop that, when... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1103-1108 (2014)

Graphene ribbons for tunable coupling with plasmonic subwavelength cavities
Since graphene supports low loss plasmonic guided modes in the infrared range, we theoretically investigate... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1096-1102 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Leonid Zhigilei (Lead), Thomas Baumert, Pavel Polynkin
  • Submission Deadline: 1 June 2014
Photon-number-resolving Detectors for Quantum-state Engineering
  • Alessia Allevi, Maria Bondani, Ondrej Haderka
  • Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014

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Structured Light Interactions
  • David Andrews, Natalia Litchinitser
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Fundamental Optical Processes in Semiconductors
  • Frank Jahnke, Ted Norris, and Hailin Wang
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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
Slow Light and Its Applications
  • Robert W. Boyd, Lene Hau, and Hailin Wang
  • Published

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