Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions to a feature issue on "Advanced Solid-State Lasers" in conjunction with the Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference in Boston, MA, USA, on 4-8 November 2018.
This joint feature issue will aim at covering recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. Materials encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter physics, and chemistry relevant to the development, characterization, and applications of new materials for lasers and photonics. These include crystals, glasses, and ceramics, as well as functionalized composite materials, from fibers and waveguides to engineered structures with pre-assigned optical properties. Coherent and high-brightness radiation sources include lasers as well as pump and nonlinear devices. Emphasis is on advances in science and technology, for improved power, efficiency, brightness, stability, wavelength coverage, pulse width, cost, environmental impact, or other application-specific performance.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journals. The standard Optics Express and Optical Materials Express publication charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add substantial and/or significant new information to the original conference summary. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Optics Express or Optical Materials Express and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the Feature Issue on Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2018.
Benoît Boulanger, University Grenoble Alpes—CNRS, France (Lead Editor)
Gregory Goodno, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, USA
Shibin Jiang, AdValue Photonics, Inc., USA
Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Alan Petersen, Spectra Physics, USA
Stefano Taccheo, Swansea University, United Kingdom