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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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Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and laser-induced optical heating effect of NaY(WO4)2:Tm3+/Yb3+ microstructures
Tm3+/Yb3+ codoped NaY(WO4)2 microstructures with various... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1966-1980 (2014)

Evaluation of growth, thermal and spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped GSGG crystals for use in ultrashort pulsed and tunable lasers
A series of high quality Yb3+-doped gadolinium scandium gallium garnet (Yb:GSGG) single crystals... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1953-1965 (2014)

Embedded silver nanoparticle multilayers fabricated by femtosecond pulsed laser deposition
Deposits of exposed and embedded silver nanoparticles were grown on Si(100) and silica substrates by laser... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1943-1952 (2014)

Extinction properties of ultrapure water down to deep ultraviolet wavelengths
We report on the optical extinction properties of the clearest ultrapure water measured so far within the... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1932-1942 (2014)

Optical spectroscopic investigation of m-plane GaN thin films
M-plane GaN thin films grown on γ-LiAlO2 substrate were investigated at different... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1920-1931 (2014)

Mueller matrix optical and magneto-optical characterization of Bi-substituted gadolinium iron garnet for application in magnetoplasmonic structures
A ferromagnetic garnet, used as a magneto-optical (MO) material in magneto-photonic and magneto-plasmonic... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1903-1919 (2014)

Nanothermoforming of hierarchical optical components utilizing shape memory polymers as active molds
We utilize shape memory polymers as active mold inserts for the thermoforming of complex, hierarchical nano-... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1895-1902 (2014)

Recrystallization of CVD-ZnS during thermal treatment
Polycrystalline ZnS taken from an industrial chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process was thermally treated... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1885-1894 (2014)

Bi3Fe5O12: Dy2O3 composite thin film materials for magneto-photonics and magneto-plasmonics
Large Faraday rotations, when achieved simultaneously with low optical losses, lead to obtaining high... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1866-1875 (2014)

Meta-microwindmill structure with multiple absorption peaks for the detection of ketamine and amphetamine type stimulants in terahertz domain
We report a metamaterial based microwindmill array with a periodic arrangement that can be used in terahertz... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1876-1884 (2014)

Temperature effect on colloidal PbSe quantum dot-filled liquid-core optical fiber
The optical property variation induced by temperature change for PbSe quantum dot (QD)-filled hollow core... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1856-1865 (2014)

Effects of polarization field distribution on photoelectric properties of InGaN light-emitting diodes
Effects of the polarization field distribution in the quantum well layer of InGaN light-emitting diodes... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1848-1855 (2014)

Control of optical properties of TiNxOy films and application for high performance solar selective absorbing coatings
TiNxOy films with controllable optical properties have been fabricated by reactive... Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4 Issue 9, pp.1833-1847 (2014)

Call for Papers

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

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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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