Editor's Picks Collection: Lasers

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA B Centennial Editor Prem Kumar selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Lasers.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3

    P. F. Moulton

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1) 125-133 (1986)

  2. Modeling of longitudinally pumped solid-state lasers exhibiting reabsorption losses

    W. P. Risk

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(7) 1412-1423 (1988)

  3. Laser stabilization at the millihertz level

    Ch. Salomon, D. Hils, and J. L. Hall

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(8) 1576-1587 (1988)

  4. Cold-plasma production for recombination extreme-ultraviolet lasers by optical-field-induced ionization

    N. H. Burnett and P. B. Corkum

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(6) 1195-1199 (1989)

  5. Instabilities and spatial complexity in a laser

    L. A. Lugiato, G. L. Oppo, J. R. Tredicce, L. M. Narducci, and M. A. Pernigo

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7(6) 1019-1033 (1990)

  6. Optoelectronic microwave oscillator

    X. Steve Yao and Lute Maleki

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13(8) 1725-1735 (1996)

  7. Experimentally confirmed design guidelines for passively Q-switched microchip lasers using semiconductor saturable absorbers

    G. J. Spühler, R. Paschotta, R. Fluck, B. Braun, M. Moser, G. Zhang, E. Gini, and U. Keller

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(3) 376-388 (1999)

  8. Efficient mid-infrared laser using 1.9-µm-pumped Ho:YAG and ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillators

    P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, M. L. Lemons, C. A. Miller, J. R. Mosto, and E. P. Chicklis

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(5) 723-728 (2000)

  9. End-pumped continuous-wave alkali vapor lasers: experiment, model, and power scaling

    Raymond J. Beach, William F. Krupke, V. Keith Kanz, Stephen A. Payne, Mark A. Dubinskii, and Larry D. Merkle

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(12) 2151-2163 (2004)

  10. High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives [Invited]

    D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(11) B63-B92 (2010)