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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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Comparative studies of optical limiting in fullerene and shungite nanocarbon aqueous dispersions
Optical limiting properties of natural carbon nanoparticles (Shungite carbon) and fullerene aggregates in... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.169-175 (2015)

Origin of near-IR luminescence in Bi2O3–GeO2 and Bi2O3–SiO2 glasses: first-principle study
First-principle study of bismuth-related oxygen-deficient centers... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.163-168 (2015)

Direct observation of patterned self-assembled monolayers and bilayers on silica-on-silicon surfaces
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of organic molecules are widely employed in surface chemistry and biology,... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.149-162 (2015)

Optical properties of Ho:YAG and Ho:LuAG polycrystalline transparent ceramics
Lutetium Aluminum Garnet (LuAG) is a garnet isostructure similar to Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG). High... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.142-148 (2015)

Plasmon mode propagation in array of closely spaced metallic cylinders
Chain plasmonic waveguides are formed by linear arrays of metallic grains embedded in a dielectric matrix.... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.130-141 (2015)

Half-wave phase retarder working in transmission around 630nm realized by atomic layer deposition of sub-wavelength gratings
The realization of half wave phase retarders based on sub-wavelength periodic gratings typically requires... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.124-129 (2015)

Nd3+-doped ion-exchanged aluminum germanate glass channel waveguide
K+–Na+ ion-exchanged channel waveguide has been fabricated in Nd3+... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.113-123 (2015)

Engineered bio-compatible graphene nanomaterials for nonlinear applications
Hybrid systems combining individual optical, electronic and mechanical properties of two or more constituents... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.102-112 (2015)

Prospects of Holmium-doped fluorides as gain media for visible solid state lasers
In this paper we report on the suitability of Ho3+:LiLuF4 and... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.88-101 (2015)

Nanodiamond in tellurite glass Part II: practical nanodiamond-doped fibers
Tellurite glass fibers with embedded nanodiamond are attractive materials for quantum photonics applications.... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.73-87 (2015)

Luminescence of Eu3+ in the thin film heterojunction GaAs/SnO2
Eu3+ doped tin dioxide (SnO2) thin films are deposited by the sol-gel-dip-coating... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.59-72 (2015)

Enhanced and shortened Mn2+ emissions by Cu+ co-doping in borosilicate glasses for W-LEDs
A novel pair of transition metal ions Cu+, Mn2+ is co-doped in borosilicate glasses.... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.51-58 (2015)

Vertically aligned liquid crystal mode on UV-cured reactive mesogen using imprinting method
We report a novel imprinting method employing an ultraviolet (UV) cured reactive mesogen (RM) hardened in a... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.44-50 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2014
  • Kenneth Schepler, Katia Gallo, F. Ömer Ilday, Yoonchan Jeong, Shibin Jiang, Takunori Taira
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 December 2014


Chirality in Optics
  • Thierry Verbiest (Lead), Benoît Champagne, Guy Koeckelberghs
  • Published
Laser Ceramics
  • David Hagan, Hong Jin Kong, Jas Sanghera, Takunori Taira
  • Published
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

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