Optical Materials Express Feature Announcement
Laser Ceramics (Invited Only)
Submission Opens: 1 June 2014
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2014
Optical Materials Express is planning a feature issue based on the 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium (http://lsrl.kaist.ac.kr/9thLCS/). Progress in laser ceramics are driving us to the next stage of solid-state lasers, which includes the cutting edge of high power, high brightness lasers, ultrafast lasers and laser ignitions. This progress has recently been discussed at the 9th Laser Ceramics Symposium, and will be the focus of the feature issue. The Guest Editors have carefully selected the top papers of this symposium and are soliciting them to submit their work.
Topics will include the broad field of optical transparent ceramics, including basic aspects and promising applications, with the goal of providing insight into future advances and research possibilities in this field. In general, this feature issue will include all experimental and theoretical papers dealing with optical properties of laser ceramics in the field of quantum electronics, optics, chemistry and physics, with a focus on the materials aspects.
All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal criteria and peer-review process of the journal. The regular publication charges for the journal will apply. Papers will be published online in Optical Materials Express upon completion.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the standard author instructions for submission to Optical Materials Express and submitted through OSA's online submission system. When submitting, authors must specify that the manuscript is for the Laser Ceramics feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu). The deadline for paper submission is July 1st.
Feature Issue EditorsDavid Hagan, CREOL, USA
Hong Jin Kong, KAIST, Korea
Jas Sanghera, NRL, USA
Takunori Taira, IMS, Japan