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Feature Issue of Optics Express and Optical Materials Express

Advanced Solid State Lasers 2019

Submission Opens: 15 October 2019
Submission Deadline: 26 November 2019

Optics Express and Optical Materials Express welcome submissions to a feature issue in conjunction with the Advanced Solid State Lasers Conference in Vienna, Austria on 29 September 2019 – 3 October 2019. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.

This joint feature issue will aim at covering recent advances in both materials and sources aspects of solid state lasers. The scope of materials encompasses advances in optics, materials science, condensed matter physics, and chemistry relevant to the development, characterization, and applications of new materials and components 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. Materials used for fabrication of basic laser components also will be a core part of the issue. 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 attributes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Laser crystals and glasses
  • Transparent ceramics and glass ceramics
  • Advances in crystal growth and fabrication of glasses and ceramics
  • Crystal and glass fibers, active and passive fibers
  • Nonlinear materials and frequency conversion processes
  • Saturable absorbers
  • Novel approaches and materials for lasers: topological photonics, plasmonics, 2D materials for lasers
  • Waveguides and laser patterning
  • Semiconductors for lasers, LEDs, and detectors
  • Materials for lighting and laser displays
  • Modelling and characterization methods of materials, components, laser and nonlinear properties
  • Advances in mirrors, gratings, and other selective components
  • Advanced coating technologies, including surface micro-structuring
  • Laser materials and components with high damage threshold


  • Bulk solid state lasers based on crystals, ceramics, and glasses
  • Fiber and waveguide lasers
  • Optical sources based on nonlinear frequency conversion
  • High power CW and pulsed lasers in the UV, visible, and IR
  • Laser-driven THz, IR, visible, UV, XUV, and X-ray sources
  • Laser beam combining and power scaling architectures
  • Short-pulse lasers
  • Frequency combs and frequency-stable lasers
  • Microchip, compact, and monolithic lasers
  • Tunable and new wavelength lasers
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Lasing in disordered crystals and random media
  • Spatial mode control in solid state lasers
  • Application-specific solid state laser architectures

Authors may choose between Optics Express and Optical Materials Express when submitting to the joint feature issue, but should recognize the differences between them and select the appropriate journal. The guest editors may recommend transferring a manuscript to the other journal as needed. Papers will appear in their respective journals. Additionally, a combined table of contents of papers from both journals will appear once all papers are published.

All submissions 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 Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. 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 Optics Express or Optical Materials Express and submit 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 2019.

Feature Editors

Alphan Sennaroglu, Koç University, Turkey (Lead Editor)
Gregory Goodno, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, USA
Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Alan Petersen, Spectra Physics, USA
Irina Sorokina, Norges Teknisk Naturvitenskapelige University, Norway
Stefano Taccheo, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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