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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:

  • Atom optics and cold atoms
  • Integrated and fiber optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Photonic crystals
  • Photorefractive optics and holography
  • Physics of optical materials
  • Spectroscopy
  • THz optics
  • Ultrafast phenomena

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

Total Citations: 12,246*
Cited Half-Life: 9.2 years*
Impact Factor: 1.970*
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.990*
Median Time to Web Publication: 99 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

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Editorial Board

Grover Swartzlander,
Rochester Institute of Technology, US

Deputy Editor
David Andrews, University of East Anglia, UK
Feature Editor
Wieslaw Krolikowski, Texas A&M University at Qatar and Australian National University
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Antonio Agnesi, University of Pavia (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Jaewook Ahn, KAIST (Ultrafast Laser Physics, THz Optics)
Richard Averitt, Boston University (THz Phenomena)
Maria Bondani, National Research Council—CNR (Experimental Quantum Optics)
Kurt Busch, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (Theoretical Nanophotonics)
Chik-Ho (Wallace) Choy, University of 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 (Quantum Optics and Quantum Key Distributions)
Janos Hebling, University of Pecs (Ultrafast Phenomena)
Daniel James, University of Toronto (Quantum Optics and Entanglement)
Alexandre Kudlinski, University of Lille (Fiber Optics and Photonic Bandgap Fibers)
Xavier Mateos, Rovira i Virgili University (Lasers and Laser Materials)
Cheng-Wei Qiu, National University of Singapore (Optical Metamaterials, Plasmonics, and Light-Matter interactions)
Alfred U'Ren, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Quantum Entanglement Sources and Concepts, Quantum Optics, Nonlinear Phenomena, and Structured Light)
Wei Shi, Tianjin University (Photonics Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, and Nonlinear Optics)
Igor Smolyaninov, BAE Systems North America (Surface Optical Phenomena and Plasmonics)
Richard Sutherland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Nonlinear Optics, Electro-optics, Liquid Crystals)
Yasuo Tomita, The University of Electro-Communications (Holography and Diffractive Optics)
Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University (Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers)
Shining Zhu, Nanjing University (Nonlinear Optics and Metamaterials)


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
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General Information
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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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