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Optical Materials Express


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Optical Materials Express is OSA's newest all-electronic, open-access optics journal. The journal primarily emphasizes advances in novel optical materials, their properties, modeling, synthesis and fabrication techniques; how such materials contribute to novel optical behavior; and how they enable new or improved optical devices.

Editor-in-Chief: David J. Hagan, CREOL, University of Central Florida
eISSN: 2159-3930
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, monthly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 2.923

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Switchable and non-switchable zero backscattering of dielectric nano-resonators
Previous studies have shown that two-dimensional (2D) arrays of high-permittivity dielectric nanoparticles... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.668-675 (2015)

Prospects of monoclinic Yb:KLu(WO4)2 crystal for multi-watt microchip lasers
The concept of Yb-doped double tungstate microchip lasers is verified and scaled to the multi-watt power... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.661-667 (2015)

Ultra-low viscosity liquid crystal materials
We report five ultra-low viscosity nematic liquid crystal mixtures with birefringence around 0.1, dielectric... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.655-660 (2015)

Erbium-doped AlN epilayers synthesized by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition
Erbium doped AlN epilayers (AlN:Er) have been grown by metal organic chemical vapor deposition. The 1.54... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.648-654 (2015)

Purification of deteriorated liquid crystals by employing porous metal–organic-framework/polymer composites
This study demonstrates the effectual purification of degraded nematic liquid crystals (LCs) by introducing... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.639-647 (2015)

Tunable lasing on silver island films by coupling to the localized surface plasmon
Lasing of N,N'-bis(3-methylphenyl)-N,N'-diphenyl-[1,1':4',1”-terphenyl]-4,4”-diamine (BMT-TPD)... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.629-638 (2015)

Towards broadband terahertz generation due to coherent phonon–polariton excitations in centrosymmetric media
In this work, four-wave difference-frequency generation in centrosymmetric media doped with three-level... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.623-628 (2015)

High energy-transfer rate from Sn2+ to Mn2+ in phosphate glasses
High energy-transfer rates from Sn2+ to Mn2+ centers are demonstrated in... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.617-622 (2015)

Continuous-wave laser operation of Nd:LuAG ceramic with 4F3∕24I11∕2 transition
The diode-end-pumped continuous-wave Nd:LuAG ceramic lasers at 1064 nm and 1123 nm with... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.611-616 (2015)

Fast-response liquid crystals for high image quality wearable displays
We demonstrate two ultra-low viscosity liquid crystal mixtures to enable field-sequential-color wearable... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.603-610 (2015)

Erbium doped GaN synthesized by hydride vapor-phase epitaxy
New and improved gain materials for solid-state high power and high energy lasers are highly sought. GaN... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.596-602 (2015)

Novel long persistent luminescence phosphors: Yb2+ codoped MAl2O4 (M = Ba, Sr)
The novel long persistent luminescence phosphors MAl2O4:Yb2+ (M = Ba, Sr)... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.585-595 (2015)

Shape-memory polymers as flexible resonator substrates for continuously tunable organic DFB lasers
We introduce shape-memory polymers (SMP) as substrate material for active optical devices. As an exemplary... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.576-584 (2015)

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