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Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Announcement

Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves

This feature issue has been postponed. A new submission window will be identified once the associated conference is rescheduled

The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSAB) is planning a feature issue on cutting-edge research in ultrafast phenomena and terahertz waves in connection with the International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves (ISUPTW). Established in 2002, this biennial conference is devoted to strengthening collaboration among researchers and promoting development in the science and technology of ultrafast phenomena and terahertz waves. ISUPTW 2020 will be held in Chengdu, China and will bring together researchers from all over the world to showcase their newest achievements and discuss future developments. The purpose of this feature issue is to highlight these latest developments in both fundamental science and practical applications.

Over the lifespan of the symposium, the field of ultrafast phenomena and terahertz waves has progressed steadily, partly due to the development of new tabletop ultra-intense lasers and laser/accelerator-based terahertz sources. These new sources reveal new ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, and biology, and enable new diagnostic methodologies (spectroscopy and imaging) spanning terahertz, ultraviolet, and X-ray regimes. Meanwhile, the flexibility in methodologies enables applications in fields such as solar energy, quantum information, and optoelectronic devices.

Topic to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Ultrafast phenomena and ultrashort pulse lasers
      - Ultrafast phenomena based on lasers
      - Ultra-intense lasers and their applications
      - Ultrashort pulse lasers and their applications
      - High-speed diagnosis, imaging, and data processing etc.
  • Ultrafast terahertz science and technology
      - Nonlinear phenomena at terahertz frequencies
      - Novel terahertz sources
      - Terahertz photonic devices
      - Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging towards the atomic scale
      - Applications of terahertz in industry, biomedicine, and astronomy etc.

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to JOSA B and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves.

Feature Issue Editors

Li-Guo Zhu, China Academy of Engineering Physics, China (Lead Editor)
Harald Schneider, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Masahiko Tani, University of Fukui, Japan
Zhengming Sheng, University of Strathclyde, UK, & Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

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