This JOSA B feature issue is based on the OSA Topical Meeting on Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS), which will be held 26-28 March 2018 in Strasbourg, France. While the meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, this feature issue is open to all contributions. All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. To be eligible for publication, any paper from a MICS participant needs to be expanded, revised, and/or refined to add value to the original conference summary. See OSA's policy on expanded conference papers here.
This feature issue will focus on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, from materials to laser sources and applications. The feature will bring together the latest developments in materials, solid-state and fiber lasers, semiconductor and quantum cascade lasers, nonlinear frequency conversion and parametric devices, optical frequency comb and continuum sources, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in trace gas detection and sensing, spectroscopy, frequency metrology and synthesis, imaging, and optical microscopy.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).
Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain (Lead Editor)
Giuseppe Leo, University of Paris Diderot, France
Irina Sorokina, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway