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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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Ultrabroadband XFROG of few-cycle mid-infrared pulses by four-wave mixing in a gas
Cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (XFROG) based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a gas medium... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1901-1905 (2014)

Analysis of nonlinear optical propagation in a longitudinal deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate Pockels cell
Nonlinear optical propagation in a longitudinal deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (DKDP) Pockels cell... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1891-1900 (2014)

Experimental study of a random fiber laser made from the combination of single-mode fiber and dispersion compensated fiber
Random lasing (RL) characteristics through different combinations of single-mode fiber (SMF) and dispersion... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1885-1890 (2014)

Theoretical analysis of mid-infrared molecular spectral line profiles with transversal relaxation in an intense optical field
Nonlinear effects by intense optical field on mid-infrared spectral lines (∼3  μm)... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1879-1884 (2014)

Design considerations for multicore optical fibers in nonlinear switching and mode-locking applications
We explore the practical challenges that should be addressed when designing a multicore fiber coupler for... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1874-1878 (2014)

Ab initio investigation of lasing thresholds in photonic molecules
We investigate lasing thresholds in a representative photonic molecule composed of two coupled active... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1867-1873 (2014)

Modulation instability in nonlinear complex parity-time symmetric periodic structures
We carry out a modulation instability (MI) analysis in nonlinear complex parity-time (PT) symmetric periodic... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1861-1866 (2014)

Modeling the reflectivity of plasmonic ultrasharp groove arrays: general direction of light incidence
The reflectivity of ultrasharp periodic groove arrays in a gold surface is studied for a general direction of... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1853-1860 (2014)

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)

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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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