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The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include:

  • Advanced Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers
  • Lasers and Other Light Sources from THz to XUV
  • Light-Induced Phenomena
  • Nonlinear and High Field Optics
  • Optical Materials
  • Optics Modes and Structured Light
  • Optomechanics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonics and Semiconductor Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Optics and Entanglement
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Spectroscopy and Atomic or Molecular Optics
  • Superresolution and Advanced Imaging
  • Surface Optics
  • Ultrafast Optical Phenomena
  • Wave Guiding and Optical Confinement

JOSA B considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

Submission Information

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 1.843*
Total Citations: 12,640*
Cited Half-Life: 10 years*
Google Scholar h5-index: 36
Median Time to Web Publication: 97 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
June 2017 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Editorial Board

Grover Swartzlander,
Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Deputy Editor
Kurt Busch, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Antonio Agnesi, University of Pavia, Italy (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Jaewook Ahn, KAIST, South Korea (Ultrafast Laser Physics, THz Optics)
Chik-Ho (Wallace) Choy, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Experimental Nano-Optics)
Anton S. Desyatnikov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (Structured Light, Metamaterials, and Plasmonics)
Shengwang Du, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (Quantum Optics and Quantum Key Distributions)
Stephen Hughes, Queen's University, Canada (Nano-photonics)
Janos Hebling, University of Pecs, Hungary (Ultrafast Phenomena)
Daniel James, University of Toronto, Canada (Quantum Optics and Entanglement)
Peter Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark (Ultrafast and THz Phenomena)
Alexandre Kudlinski, University of Lille, France (Fiber Optics and Photonic Bandgap Fibers)
Xavier Mateos, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Bing Qi, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA (Quantum Key Distribution)
Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics, and Light-Matter interactions)
Alfred U'Ren, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico (Quantum Entanglement Sources and Concepts, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Phenomena, and Structured Light)
Wei Shi, Tianjin University, China (Photonics Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, and Nonlinear Optics)
Andrey Sukhorukov, Australian National University (Numerical Computation in Optics and Photonics)
Dawn Tan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (Nonlinear Optics)
Yasuo Tomita, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan (Holography and Diffractive Optics)
Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University, UK (Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers)
Hong Wei, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Plasmonics and Nanophotonics)
Yanhong Xiao, Fudan University, China (Experimental Quantum Optics)


Editorial and Production E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator jbmss@osa.org 202-416-1969
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Scott Mullin, Managing Editor smullin@osa.org 202-416-1936
Reprints https://caesar.sheridan.com/osa/eoc
Page charges billing@osa.org

General Information
E-mail Phone
Copyright permission requests copyright@osa.org
Online Journal Technical Support elec@osa.org
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Alison Taylor, Executive Editor
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Christopher Videll, Director, Production and Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Daphne Greenwood, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales, Publishing

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