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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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Casimir force between metal and graphene sheets
The Casimir force between neutral plates is attractive. For the Casimir force to be really useful one must be... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.157-162 (2015)

Controlling ablation mechanisms in sapphire by tuning the temporal shape of femtosecond laser pulses
We have analyzed the influence of the temporal pulse shape on femtosecond (fs) laser-induced surface ablation... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.150-156 (2015)

Determining principal modes in a multimode optical fiber using the mode dependent signal delay method
Mode dispersion can negatively impact optical fiber communication over multimode optical fibers (MMFs).... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.143-149 (2015)

Examining nanophotonics for integrated hybrid systems: a review of plasmonic interconnects and modulators using traditional and alternative materials [Invited]
The scaling that has governed the continual increase in density, performance, and efficiency of electronic... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.121-142 (2015)

Refined model for Talbot–Lau matter-wave optics with pulsed photodepletion gratings
We analyze time-domain Talbot–Lau interferometry of organic cluster beams that are... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.114-120 (2015)

Low-loss dual-band double-negative chirped metamaterial
We present numerical modelling of a dual-band double-negative chirped metamaterial (MM) in the optical... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.108-113 (2015)

Dressed four-wave mixing and multi-order fluorescence signals
We mainly investigate four generated four-wave-mixing (FWM) signals, and second- and fourth-order... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.101-107 (2015)

Exact dispersion equation of transverse electric leaky modes for nonhomogeneous optical waveguides
For modal expansion in the nonhomogeneous optical waveguides, it is necessary to develop a high-precision... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.92-100 (2015)

Multiplexing acousto-optic modulators to steer polychromatic laser beams
We demonstrate that two copropagating laser beams at different wavelengths may be deflected through the same... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.83-91 (2015)

Investigating the impact of correlated white noises on the bistability behavior in an optical three-level bistable system
The effect of correlated white noises on the optical bistability behavior of three-level atomic systems is... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.76-82 (2015)

Second-order sensitivity analysis for a photonic crystal waveguide bend
Sensitivity analysis provides important information on the tolerance to fabrication imperfections for any... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.69-75 (2015)

Ultrawidely tunable optical parametric oscillators based on relaxed phase matching: theoretical analysis
We present a thorough study of submillimeter-long optical parametric oscillators (OPOs), also known as... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.52-68 (2015)

Mapping of transmission spectrum between plasmonic and nonplasmonic single slits. II: nonresonant transmission
In our previous work, the similarity in resonant transmission properties for plasmonic and nonplasmonic 2D... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.45-51 (2015)

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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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