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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B



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The Journal of the Optical Society of America B emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include atom optics and cold atoms, metamaterials, nanophotonics, photonic crystals, spectroscopy, THz optics, ultrafast phenomena, and other related subjects.

Editor-in-Chief: Grover Swartzlander, Rochester Institute of Technology
ISSN: 0740-3224 | eISSN: 1520-8540
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 1.806

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Optical cooling and trapping: introduction
The year 2015 is an auspicious year for optical science, as it is being celebrated as the International Year... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.OCT1-OCT5 (2015)

Modeling the nonlinear photoabsorptive behavior during self-written waveguide formation in a photopolymer
Photopolymer materials can be used as recording media for self-written waveguides (SWWs) as they can exhibit... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.912-922 (2015)

Even- and odd-order dispersion cancellation effects in a two-photon interferometer
Dispersion cancellation effects have attracted much attention in both classical and quantum worlds. In this... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.907-911 (2015)

Burst-mode Yb-doped fiber amplifier system optimized for low-repetition-rate operation
We report on the burst-mode operation of a polarization-maintaining Yb-doped multi-stage all-fiber amplifier... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.900-906 (2015)

Influence of the pump shape on the modulation instability process induced in a dispersion-oscillating fiber
We show that taking into account the temporal intensity profile of a pulsed pump beam may lead to significant... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.892-899 (2015)

Step-by-step guide to the realization of advanced optical tweezers
Since the pioneering work of Arthur Ashkin, optical tweezers (OT) have become an indispensable tool for... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B84-B98 (2015)

Studies of the influence of deep subwavelength surface roughness on fields of plasmonic thin film based on Lippmann–Schwinger equation in the spectral domain
In this paper, we consider a line source over a plasmonic thin film with surface roughness. Using layered... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.878-891 (2015)

Laser cooling without spontaneous emission using the bichromatic force
It is widely believed that spontaneous emission (SE) is necessary to remove entropy from an atomic sample... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B75-B83 (2015)

Time-average forces over Rayleigh particles by superposition of equal-frequency arbitrary-order Bessel beams
We investigate optical forces exerted by suitable superpositions of equal-frequency Bessel... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B67-B74 (2015)

Compact high-flux cold cesium beam source based on a modified two-dimensional magneto-optical trap
We present a compact cold cesium beam source based on a two-dimensional plus magneto-optical trap with a... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B61-B66 (2015)

Rotational cavity optomechanics
We theoretically examine the optomechanical interaction between a rotating nanoparticle and an orbital... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B55-B60 (2015)

Reliable multiple-pulse reconstruction from second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating spectrograms
Frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) has become an established method of assessing the amplitude and... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.868-877 (2015)

Coherent pumping for fast laser cooling of doped crystals
A mechanism for laser cooling of crystals doped with rare-earth ions is proposed. The mechanism involves... JOSA B, Vol. 32 Issue 5, pp.B47-B54 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Electromagnetic Metasurfaces
  • Andrea Alù, George Eleftheriades
  • Submission Opens: 15 July 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2015
Diamond Photonics
  • Paul Barclay (Lead), Kai-Mei Fu, Fedor Jelezko, Marko Loncar
  • Submission opens: 1 May 2015; Submission deadline: 1 June 2015

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Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)


80 years of Steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
  • Eric G. Cavalcanti (Lead), Curtis J. Broadbent, Stephen P. Walborn, Howard M. Wiseman
  • Published
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Leonid Zhigilei (Lead), Thomas Baumert, Pavel Polynkin
  • Published
Photon-number-resolving Detectors for Quantum-state Engineering
  • Alessia Allevi, Maria Bondani, Ondrej Haderka
  • Published
Structured Light Interactions
  • David Andrews, Natalia Litchinitser
  • Published
Fundamental Optical Processes in Semiconductors
  • Frank Jahnke, Ted Norris, and Hailin Wang
  • Published
50th Anniversary of Nonlinear Optics (Invitation Only)
  • Henry van Driel
  • Published
Lasers: The Next Fifty Years
  • Franz Kaertner, Markus Pollnau, Ken-ichi Ueda, and Henry van Driel
  • Published

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