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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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Germanate-tellurite composite fibers with a high-contrast step-index design for nonlinear applications
The fabrication process and characterization of composite step-index fibers with a large refractive index... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1740-1746 (2014)

Transmission enhancement in chalco-halide glasses for multiband applications
The potential of clear Ga2S3-GeS2-CsCl based sulfide glasses transparent up... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1725-1739 (2014)

Broadband circular and linear polarization conversions realized by thin birefringent reflective metasurfaces
Broadband circular and linear polarization conversions have been proposed in the paper by using thin... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1717-1724 (2014)

Microstructured waveguides in z-cut LiNbO3 by high-repetition rate direct femtosecond laser inscription
We report on the operational parameters that are required to fabricate buried, microstructured waveguides in... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1708-1716 (2014)

Optical properties of UV-transparent aluminum oxide / aluminum fluoride mixture films, prepared by plasma-ion assisted evaporation and ion beam sputtering
Electron beam evaporation (without and with plasma assistance) as well as ion beam sputtering are used to... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1696-1707 (2014)

X-ray irradiation effects on fluorine-doped germanosilicate optical fibers
We report an experimental investigation on the effects of fluorine codoping on the radiation response of... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1683-1695 (2014)

Quantitative modeling of the reaction/diffusion kinetics of two-chemistry diffusive photopolymers
A general strategy for characterizing the reaction/diffusion kinetics of photopolymer media is proposed, in... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1668-1682 (2014)

Enhanced electro-optical properties of vertically aligned in-plane-switching liquid crystal displays employing polymer networks
The electro-optical properties of vertically aligned in-plane switching (VA-IPS) liquid crystal (LC) cells... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1657-1667 (2014)

Dispersion model of two-phonon absorption: application to c-Si
A dispersion model describing two-phonon absorption is developed using several simplifications of the... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1641-1656 (2014)

Performance enhancement of GaN-based flip-chip ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with a RPD AlN nucleation layer on patterned sapphire substrate
In this work, flip-chip ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (FCUV-LEDs) on patterned sapphire substrate (PSS)... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1632-1640 (2014)

Wide-range transmitting chalcogenide films and development of micro-components for infrared integrated optics applications
Development of micro-components for IR integrated optic devices requires the elaboration of IR waveguides. It... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1617-1631 (2014)

Characterization of photopolymers used in laser 3D micro/nanolithography by means of laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT)
An ISO certified laser-induced damage threshold testing method was applied to characterize photopolymers... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1601-1616 (2014)

Synthesis and characterization of CZTSe nanoinks using polyetheramine as solvent
This study developed a novel one-step method for the synthesis of well-dispersed CZTSe nanoparticles from Cu,... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1593-1600 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Chirality in Optics
  • Thierry Verbiest (Lead), BenoĆ®t Champagne, Guy Koeckelberghs
  • Submission Opens: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Laser Ceramics
  • David Hagan, Hong Jin Kong, Jas Sanghera, Takunori Taira
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline 1 July 2014


Optical Materials for Flat Panel Displays
  • Wei Lee, Jongwook Park, Vivek Subramanian, Hideo Takezoe
  • Published
Advanced Solid-state Lasers
  • Shibin Jiang, Markus Hehlen, Takunori Taira
  • Published
Nonlinear Optics 2013
  • Yanqing Lu, Takunori Taira, Jerry Dadap, Magnus Karlsson, and Nicolae Panoiu
  • Published
Ultrafast Laser Modification of Materials
  • Thierry Cardinal, Lionel Canioni, Yves Bellouard, and Ya Cheng
  • Published
Mid-IR Photonic Materials
  • Juejun Hu, Jerry Meyer, Kathleen Richardson, and Lawrence Shah
  • Published
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials for Novel Photonic Applications
  • Partha Banerjee, Dean Evans, Wei Lee, Victor Reshetnyak, and Nelson Tansu
  • Published
Optical Ceramics
  • Jasbinder Sanghera, Takunori Taira, and Romain Gaume
  • Published
Specialty Optical Fibers
  • John Ballato and Ayman Abouraddy
  • Published

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