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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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Analytical expressions for waveguide-coupled phase shift microcavity ring down spectroscopy
Phase shift cavity ring down spectroscopy (PS-CRDS) in conjunction with microcavities provides a highly... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.355-362 (2015)

Vortex beams with strong longitudinally polarized magnetic field and their generation by using metasurfaces
A novel method of generation and synthesis of azimuthally E-polarized vortex beams is presented. Along the... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.345-354 (2015)

Sensitivity limit of a coupled-resonator optical waveguide gyroscope with separate input/output coupling
This paper studies a coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) gyroscope consisting of identical coupled... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.339-344 (2015)

First and second order in magnetization effects in optical second-harmonic generation from a trilayer magnetic structure
Linear and nonlinear optical properties of a thin planar CoFe/Al2O3/CoFe structure for... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.331-338 (2015)

Double-pulse excitation scheme for laser cooling of solids in the superradiance regime
We propose an alternative excitation scheme based on paired-π-pulse input for laser cooling of solids... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.324-330 (2015)

Thin anisotropic metasurfaces for simultaneous light focusing and polarization manipulation
The possibility of integration of two important categories of optical components, i.e., circular polarizer... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.318-323 (2015)

Modeling of widely tunable V-cavity semiconductor laser using time-domain traveling-wave method
We investigate the static and dynamic characteristics of the widely tunable V-cavity semiconductor laser... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.309-317 (2015)

Theory on cooperative quantum transitions of three identical lanthanide ions
Recently, we observed ultraviolet luminescence in CaF2:Yb3+ under the excitation of a... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.303-308 (2015)

Distributed manipulation of two-qubit entanglement with coupled continuous variables
We study the dynamics of two qubits separately sent through two coupled resonators, each initially containing... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.297-302 (2015)

Efficient numerical method for solving the direct Zakharov–Shabat scattering problem
A new method to solve the direct Zakharov–Shabat scattering problem is proposed based on the solution... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.290-296 (2015)

Magneto-optics enhancement with gain-assisted plasmonic subdiffraction chains
We study enhancement of the magneto-optical (MO) effect in subdiffraction plasmonic chains. We show that, in... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.281-289 (2015)

Modal method for second harmonic generation in nanostructures
A modal method for the study of second harmonic (SH) generation in nanostructures is depicted both for plane... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.275-280 (2015)

Optical trap potential control in N-type four-level atoms by femtosecond Gaussian pulses
In this work, we present a scheme to control the optical dipole trap potential in an N-type four-level atomic... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 2, pp.270-274 (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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