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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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Continuous-wave pumped, tunable mid-infrared fiber-optic parametric sources
In this paper, we investigate the effect of sixth-order dispersion parameter on the parametric amplification... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2786-2791 (2014)

Green-induced infrared absorption in annealed proton-exchanged MgO:LiNbO3 waveguides
The green-induced infrared absorption (GRIIRA) effect in annealed proton-exchanged (APE) MgO-doped... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2779-2785 (2014)

Mode characteristics for unidirectional-emission microring resonator lasers
Mode characteristics are investigated numerically and experimentally for microring resonator lasers directly... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2773-2778 (2014)

Plasmonic Tamm states: dual enhancement of light inside the plasmonic waveguide
We propose a novel type of nanoscaled Tamm states for light enhancement by introducing a Bragg reflector (BR)... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2769-2772 (2014)

Nonlinear polarization effects in optical fibers: polarization attraction and modulation instability [Invited]
We review polarization stabilization techniques based on the polarization attraction effect in... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2754-2768 (2014)

Passive mode-locking under higher order effects
The response of a passive mode-locking mechanism, where gain and spectral filtering are saturated with the... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2748-2753 (2014)

Dual-absorption metamaterial controlled by electromagnetic polarization
Polarization is one of the fundamental properties of electromagnetic waves, conveying valuable information in... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2744-2747 (2014)

Complete characterization of a spatiotemporally complex pulse by an improved single-frame pulse-measurement technique
We further develop a simple device, called Spatially and Temporally Resolved Intensity and Phase Evaluation... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2736-2743 (2014)

Gap solitons and symmetry breaking in parity-time symmetric microring coupled resonator optical waveguides
The propagation properties of optical fields in linear and nonlinear parity-time symmetric microring coupled... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2728-2735 (2014)

Two properties of twisted-light absorption
We discuss two features of twisted-light absorption both by hydrogen-like atoms and by microparticles. First,... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2721-2727 (2014)

Lossless polarization attraction of telecom signals: application to all-optical OSNR enhancement
We propose an all-optical fiber-based device that is able to accomplish polarization control and OSNR... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2712-2720 (2014)

Progress in terahertz sources based on difference-frequency generation [Invited]
We review our previous results on efficient, high-power, and compact terahertz (THz) sources based on... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2696-2711 (2014)

Measurement-based quantum computation with an optical two-dimensional Affleck–Kennedy–Lieb–Tasaki state
Measurement-based quantum computation can achieve universal quantum computation via simply performing... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2689-2695 (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

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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
  • 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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