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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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Effect of air annealing on the optical properties and laser performance of Nd:YAG transparent ceramics
2.0at.% Nd:YAG transparent ceramics were prepared by a solid-state reactive sintering method. The as-sintered... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2108-2115 (2014)

Photoluminescence properties of emission-tunable Ca8MgLa(PO4)7:Eu2+, Mn2+ phosphors for white LEDs
Ca8MgLa(PO4)7:Eu2+, Mn2+ phosphors were prepared by... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2102-2107 (2014)

Ultrashort elliptically polarized laser pulse interaction with helical photonic metamaterial
Using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method we have numerically investigated the transmission and... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2090-2101 (2014)

Fabrication and surface plasmon coupling studies on the dielectric/Ag structure for transparent conducting electrode applications
The dielectric/Ag structures were fabricated on glass substrates using various metal oxides as dielectrics... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2078-2089 (2014)

Nonlinear refractive index study on SiO2-Al2O3-La2O3 glasses
The nonlinear refractive index n2 of... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2066-2077 (2014)

Anisotropy of the spectroscopic, optical and thermo-mechanical properties of Li6Eu1-xGdx(BO3)3 crystals optimized for heat-scintillation cryogenic bolometers
Optical, spectroscopic and thermo-mechanical properties of monoclinic... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2042-2065 (2014)

3D scaffold fabrication by mask projection excimer laser stereolithography
The production of 3D scaffolds with well-controlled architecture at the micrometer-scale is a fundamental... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2032-2041 (2014)

Nanostructured transparent ceramics with an anisotropic crystalline structure
Studies on transparent laser ceramics continues to rapidly progress, this holds true for non-cubic ceramics... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2026-2031 (2014)

Topological insulator Sb2Te3 as an optical media for the generation of ring-shaped beams
Hexagonal nanosheets of Sb2Te3 single crystals with uniform morphology are successfully... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2016-2025 (2014)

Anisotropic Yb:FAP laser ceramics by micro-domain control
We have realized highly transparent Yb:fluorapatite (FAP) ceramics by use of slip casting under rotational... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2006-2015 (2014)

Effect of boundary on refractive index of PDMS
In this contribution we present some results of a study of a refractive index inhomogeneity near the boundary... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.1997-2005 (2014)

Polychromatic ZnO/CdxZn1-xO composite nanorods prepared by simple chemical methods: nanoscale optical characteristics
We report the fabrication and nanoscale optical characteristics of polychromatic ZnO/CdxZn1-xO... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.1987-1996 (2014)

168 fs pulse generation from graphene-chitosan mode-locked fiber laser
We propose new graphene-chitosan solution as a saturable absorber for a mode-locked Erbium-doped fiber laser.... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.1981-1986 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Chirality in Optics
  • Thierry Verbiest (Lead), Benoît Champagne, Guy Koeckelberghs
  • Submission Opens: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 September 2014

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Laser Ceramics
  • David Hagan, Hong Jin Kong, Jas Sanghera, Takunori Taira
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


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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
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  • Jasbinder Sanghera, Takunori Taira, and Romain Gaume
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  • John Ballato and Ayman Abouraddy
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