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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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Graded index optical microresonators: analytical and numerical analyses
It is known that the spectra of optical modes supported by microresonators are shape and size dependent. We... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2239-2245 (2014)

Excitation of core modes through side coupling to multimode optical fiber by hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods for wide angle optical reception
Side coupling to core modes through zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods grown around the fiber is demonstrated in this... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2232-2238 (2014)

Harmonic generation from partially ionized plasma [Invited]
The latest achievements in high-order harmonic generation of ultrashort pulses in plasma plumes are reviewed.... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2221-2231 (2014)

Note on “discrete-like diffraction dynamics in free space”: highlighting the variety of solving procedures
A new family of paraxial optical beams has been recently introduced in the literature [Opt. Express21, 17951... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2214-2220 (2014)

Influence of nonlinear effects on the three-photon excitation of L-Tryptophan in water using phase-shaped pulses
We show that nonlinear effects like self-phase modulation in a sample have to be considered for phase control... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2208-2213 (2014)

BaZnLa2O5:Ho3+-Yb3+ phosphor for display and security ink application
The formation of single-phase, morphological information and the impurities present in the developed phosphor... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2201-2207 (2014)

Interaction between single nano-emitter and plasmonic disk–ring nanostructure with multiple Fano resonances
We study the emission behavior of an electric dipolar nano-emitter coupled with a disk–ring... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2193-2200 (2014)

Tunneling-induced large fifth-order nonlinearity with competing linear and nonlinear susceptibilities
Tunneling-induced large fifth-order nonlinearity is theoretically demonstrated in a double-quantum-dot... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2188-2192 (2014)

Wave propagation of induced radiation in microcapillary holes of a glass microchannel plate
Soft x-ray reflection and transmission spectra of radiation propagating inside microchannel plates have been... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2182-2187 (2014)

Optical nonreciprocity of a single two-level atom in a cavity
We analyze the transmission character of a single-mode cavity containing a resonant two-level atom. Such a... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2175-2181 (2014)

Quasi-probability distributions and decoherence of Hermite-excited squeezed thermal states
We theoretically put forward the Hermite-excited squeezed thermal states (HESTS) by applying operator Hermite... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2163-2174 (2014)

Passively Q-switched 1.56  μm all-fiberized laser based on evanescent field interaction with bulk-structured bismuth telluride topological insulator
We experimentally investigated the use of a bulk-structured bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3)... JOSA B, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2157-2162 (2014)

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)

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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