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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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Statistics of twin-beam states by photon-number resolving detectors up to pump depletion
We use hybrid photodetectors endowed with partial photon-number resolution to characterize the photon-number... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.B14-B19 (2014)

Photon counts statistics of squeezed and multimode thermal states of light on multiplexed on–off detectors
Photon number resolving detectors can be highly useful for studying the statistics of multiphoton quantum... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.B8-B13 (2014)

Complex light source composed from subterahertz-wave coherent synchrotron radiation and an infrared free-electron laser at the Laboratory for Electron Beam Research and Application
We have successfully transported subterahertz-wave (sub-THz-wave) coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) from... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2150-2156 (2014)

Analysis of one-third harmonic generation in waveguides
This paper investigates one-third harmonic generation (OTHG) by analytical methods with a nondepletion... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2142-2149 (2014)

On the transformations generated by the electromagnetic spin and orbital angular momentum operators
We present a study of the properties of the transversal “spin angular momentum” and... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2136-2141 (2014)

Observation of coherence oscillations of single ensemble excitations in methanol
We demonstrate coherence measurements of single-photon-level collective excitations of vibrational states... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2131-2135 (2014)

Analysis of electromagnetically induced transparency-based quantum dot infrared photodetectors
A quantum dot infrared (IR) photodetector based on intraband optical transitions among the various states... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2121-2130 (2014)

Cavity-enhanced laser cooling for Yb3+-doped fluoride crystal using a low-power diode laser
A diode laser with a power of 178 mW is used to pump a 2.2% (wt.) Yb3+-doped YLiF4... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2116-2120 (2014)

Mixed-gap vector solitons in parity-time-symmetric mixed linear–nonlinear optical lattices
We report on the existence and stability of mixed-gap vector solitons in parity-time (PT)-symmetric mixed... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2109-2115 (2014)

Nonreciprocal guided modes in photonic crystals of magnetic garnet particles with a planar defect
It is shown that a planar defect in the stacking sequence of an all-dielectric photonic crystal of garnet... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2104-2108 (2014)

Nonlinear interaction of two trapped-mode resonances in a bilayer fish-scale metamaterial
We report on a bistable light transmission through a bilayer “fish-scale” (meander-line)... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2095-2103 (2014)

Slab photonic crystals with dimer cylinder bases
The photonic bandgap properties of centered rectangular dimer cylinder structures are reported. The... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2084-2094 (2014)

Light scattering from coupled plasmonic nanospheres on a substrate: erratum
We correct a statement in J. Opt. Soc. Am. B30, 2215 (2013)10.1364/JOSAB.30.002215JOBPDE0740-3224, which can... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2083-2083 (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
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

In Progress

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

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