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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
2012 Impact Factor: 2.616

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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)

THz generation by optical rectification of near-infrared laser pulses in the organic nonlinear optical crystal HMQ-TMS
We show that the organic electro-optic crystal HMQ-TMS... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1586-1592 (2014)

Photo induced crystallization of CaF2 from a Na2O/K2O/CaO/CaF2/Al2O3/SiO2 glass
A new photo thermal refractive glass system is introduced. Glasses in the system... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1574-1585 (2014)

Self-assembly and plasmon-enhanced ultrafast magnetization of Ag–Co hybrid nanoparticles
Ultrafast demagnetization in magnetic nanoparticles has attracted considerable attention because of its... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.1564-1573 (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


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  • 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
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