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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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Unified analytical theory of single-order soft x-ray multilayer gratings
A universal analytical theory of soft x-ray multilayer gratings operating in the single-order regime is... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.506-522 (2015)

Decomposition of ethane molecules at atmospheric pressure using metal assisted laser induced plasma
The decomposition of ethane (C2H6) and the subsequent conversion to other hydrocarbons... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.493-505 (2015)

Accuracy of surface integral equation matrix elements in plasmonic calculations
We study the convergence of the integrals required to be evaluated in the surface integral equation (SIE)... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.485-492 (2015)

Asymmetric steering in coherent transport of atomic population with a three-well Bose–Hubbard model
We analyze the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen (EPR) steering properties in a three-well... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.A15-A19 (2015)

Intrinsic and extrinsic absorption of chemical vapor deposition single-crystal diamond from the middle ultraviolet to the far infrared
Optical absorption is reported in high-quality single-crystal Type IIa diamonds grown by microwave-assisted... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.479-484 (2015)

Efficient light absorption in a new Bragg fiber-based plasmonic sensor
We report the results of a numerical simulation for a new Bragg fiber-based plasmonic sensor, with two gold... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.473-478 (2015)

Demonstrating continuous variable Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen steering in spite of finite experimental capabilities using Fano steering bounds
We show how one can demonstrate continuous-variable Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen (EPR) steering... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.A8-A14 (2015)

Trapping of Rayleigh spheroidal particles by highly focused radially polarized beams
The optical forces and intrinsic optical torque of a highly focused radially polarized beam on a Rayleigh... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.468-472 (2015)

Highly confined gap surface plasmon modes in metal strip–gap–film configurations
Plasmonic waveguides supporting gap surface plasmon (GSP) modes localized in a deep subwavelength dielectric... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.462-467 (2015)

Double Stokes Mueller polarimetry of second-harmonic generation in ordered molecular structures
Second-harmonic generation (SHG) is highly sensitive to the structure of ordered aggregates, and therefore,... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.451-461 (2015)

Tunable spatial–spectral phase compensation of type-I (ooe) hyperentangled photons
The two-photon state generated by overlapping the noncollinear spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC)... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.445-450 (2015)

Mode characteristics and vertical radiation loss for AlGaInAs/InP microcylinder lasers
Mode characteristics are experimentally and numerically investigated for the AlGaInAs/InP microcylinder... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.439-444 (2015)

Optical resonators based on Bloch surface waves
A few recent works suggest the possibility of controlling light propagation at the interface of periodic... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pp.431-438 (2015)

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Topics in Current Issue

Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2015  pp: 363–492

Atomic and Molecular Physics (1)
Lasers and Laser Optics (1)
Materials (2)
Nonlinear Optics (6)
Optical Devices (1)
Optics at Surfaces (1)
Plasmonics (1)
Scattering (1)
Sensors (1)
Spectroscopy (1)
Surface Plasmons (1)
Ultrafast Optics (1)

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Call for Papers

Electromagnetic Metasurfaces
  • Andrea Alù, George Eleftheriades
  • Submission Opens: 15 July 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2015
Diamond Photonics
  • Paul Barclay (Lead), Kai-Mei Fu, Fedor Jelezko, Marko Loncar
  • Submission opens: 1 May 2015; Submission deadline: 1 June 2015

In Progress

Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
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

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