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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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Post-sintering treatment of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) transparent ceramics
The influence of post-sintering treatment by Hot Isostatic Pressing (post-HIP) of Nd:YAG ceramics on their... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2166-2173 (2014)

Optical spectroscopy and population behavior between 4I11/2 and 4I13/2 levels of erbium doped germanate glass
In this paper, mid-infrared emission properties and energy transfer mechanism were investigated in... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2150-2165 (2014)

Multimaterial disc-to-fiber approach to efficiently produce robust infrared fibers
A critical challenge in the fabrication of chalcogenide-glass infrared optical fibers is the need for first... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2143-2149 (2014)

In situ micro-Raman studies of laser-induced bismuth oxidation reveals metastability of β-Bi2O3 microislands
We report the laser irradiation-induced oxidation of bismuth metal investigated in situ by micro-Raman... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2133-2142 (2014)

Study of the properties and prospects of Ce:TAG and TGG magnetooptical ceramics for optical isolators for lasers with high average power
The prospective magnetooptical TGG, TAG and Ce:TAG ceramics for large-aperture Faraday isolators for lasers... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2127-2132 (2014)

Generation of 500-mJ nanosecond pulses from a diode-pumped Yb:YAG TRAM laser amplifier
Amplification of 10-ns laser pulses to an energy of 500 mJ at a 10-Hz repetition rate in a cryogenic... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2122-2126 (2014)

Yb3+-doped ceramic thin-disk lasers of Lu-based oxides
CW laser operations of thin-disk lasers with Lu-based oxide ceramics are reported. An output power of 166 W... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 10, pp.2116-2121 (2014)

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)

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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: 15 September 2014

In Progress

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


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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