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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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Polarization detection of terahertz radiation via the electro-optic effect using zinc blende crystal symmetry
We provide a frequency-domain picture of the electro-optic (EO) detection of elliptically polarized terahertz... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3170-3180 (2014)

Phase squeezing and dispersion tolerance of phase sensitive amplifier using periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguide
The phase squeezing property of phase sensitive amplifiers (PSAs) is a useful feature to recover signal... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3164-3169 (2014)

Collective eigenstates of emission in an N-entity heterostructure and the evaluation of its Green tensors and self-energy components
Optical emission from emitters strongly interacting among themselves and also with other polarizable matter... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3153-3163 (2014)

Light-activated modulation and coupling in integrated polymer–liquid crystal systems
We explore the transfer of an incident light pattern onto the liquid crystal (LC) bulk in a photorefractive... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3144-3152 (2014)

Persistence of trions and quenching of excitons in optically induced two-dimensional electron gases in mixed-type GaAs/AlAs quantum wells
We report experimental studies of absorption spectra of two-dimensional electron gases... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3138-3143 (2014)

Passively Q-switched Er:YAG laser operating at 1617  nm at low pump power level
We carried out an experimental study of an Er:YAG laser that is passively Q-switched by Cr:ZnSe saturable... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3131-3137 (2014)

Optical bistability in a three-level lambda molecule with permanent dipole moments
Optical bistability (OB) in a unidirectional ring cavity with a three-level Λ-type molecular system... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3123-3130 (2014)

Pump duration optimization for optical parametric oscillators
In this paper we theoretically and experimentally investigate the optimal pulse settings to pump optical... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3113-3122 (2014)

High-order harmonic generation from the ablation of crystals
We analyze the generation of high-order harmonics during propagation of ultrafast pulses through the plasma... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3105-3112 (2014)

Investigation of backward THz generation in periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3
We have investigated characteristics of terahertz (THz) radiation generated by periodically... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3097-3104 (2014)

Measuring the entanglement of photons produced by a nanosecond pulsed source
A source of entangled photons based on well-separated laser pump pulses (PDs) with a duration in the... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3088-3096 (2014)

Analysis of optical instability in coupled microring resonators
We present energy coupling (EC) and power coupling (PC) formalisms for analyzing optical instability in... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3081-3087 (2014)

Mode-pulling and phase-matching in broadband Kerr frequency comb generation
We present a quantitative analysis of Kerr effect induced cavity resonance pulling and phase-matching in... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.3074-3080 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • Submission Opens: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 5 January 2015

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80 years of Steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
  • Eric G. Cavalcanti (Lead), Curtis J. Broadbent, Stephen P. Walborn, Howard M. Wiseman
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


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
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

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