Editor's Picks Collection: Spectroscopy

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 Spectroscopy.

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. Quantum-limited laser frequency-modulation spectroscopy
    Manfred Gehrtz, Gary C. Bjorklund, and Edward A. Whittaker
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(9) 1510-1526 (1985)
  2. Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 spectroscopy and laser devices
    T. Y. Fan, A. Cordova-Plaza, M. J. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and H. J. Shaw
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1) 140-148 (1986)
  3. Far-infrared time-domain spectroscopy with terahertz beams of dielectrics and semiconductors
    D. Grischkowsky, Søren Keiding, Martin van Exter, and Ch. Fattinger
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7(10) 2006-2015 (1990)
  4. Measurement of two-photon excitation cross sections of molecular fluorophores with data from 690 to 1050 nm
    Chris Xu and Watt W. Webb
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13(3) 481-491 (1996)
  5. Ultrasensitive detections in atomic and molecular physics: demonstration in molecular overtone spectroscopy
    Jun Ye, Long-Sheng Ma, and John L. Hall
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15(1) 6-15 (1998)
  6. Spectral resolution and sampling issues in Fourier-transform spectral interferometry
    Christophe Dorrer, Nadia Belabas, Jean-Pierre Likforman, and Manuel Joffre
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(10) 1795-1802 (2000)
  7. Orientation imaging of single molecules by wide-field epifluorescence microscopy
    Martin Böhmer and Jörg Enderlein
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(3) 554-559 (2003)
  8. Delivery of high-stability optical and microwave frequency standards over an optical fiber network
    Jun Ye, Jin-Long Peng, R. Jason Jones, Kevin W. Holman, John L. Hall, David J. Jones, Scott A. Diddams, John Kitching, Sebastien Bize, James C. Bergquist, Leo W. Hollberg, Lennart Robertsson, and Long-Sheng Ma
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20(7) 1459-1467 (2003)
  9. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy characterization of the far-infrared absorption and index of refraction of high-resistivity, float-zone silicon
    Jianming Dai, Jiangquan Zhang, Weili Zhang, and D. Grischkowsky
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(7) 1379-1386 (2004)
  10. The evolving optical frequency comb
    Scott A. Diddams
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(11) B51-B62 (2010)