Editor's Picks Collection: Ultrafast Science and Technology Pt. 1

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 Ultrafast Science and Technology Pt 1.

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. 3-Pulse Scattering for Femtosecond Dephasing Studies — Theory and Experiment

    A. M. Weiner, S. De Silvestri, and E. P. Ippen

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(4) 654-662 (1985)

  2. Femtosecond Imaging of Melting and Evaporation at a Photoexcited Silicon Surface

    M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, and C. V. Shank

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(4) 595-599 (1985)

  3. High-Resolution Femtosecond Pulse Shaping

    A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, and E. M. Kirschner

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5(8) 1563-1572 (1988)

  4. Femtosecond Multiple-Pulse Impulsive Stimulated Raman-Scattering Spectroscopy

    A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, Gary P. Wiederrecht, and Keith A. Nelson

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8(6) 1264-1275 (1991)

  5. Traveling-Wave Parametric Generation of Widely Tunable, Highly Coherent Femtosecond Light-Pulses

    R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10(11) 2222-2232 (1991)

  6. Linear techniques of phase measurement by femtosecond spectral interferometry for applications in spectroscopy

    L. Lepetit, G. Chériaux, and M. Joffre

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(12) 2467-2474 (1995)

  7. Breakdown threshold and plasma formation in femtosecond laser-solid interaction

    D. von der Linde and H. Schüler

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13(1) 216-222 (1996)

  8. Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses

    S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10) 2716-2722 (1997)

  9. Q-switching stability limits of continuous-wave passive mode locking

    C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(1) 46-56 (1999)

  10. Ultrafast white-light continuum generation and self-focusing in transparent condensed media

    A. Brodeur and S. L. Chin

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(4) 637-650 (1999)