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The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) is a general optics research journal that complements JOSA A. It emphasizes scientific research on the fundamentals of the interaction of light with matter such as quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and laser physics. Topics include:

  • Advanced Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers
  • Lasers and Other Light Sources from THz to XUV
  • Light-Induced Phenomena
  • Nonlinear and High Field Optics
  • Optical Materials
  • Optics Modes and Structured Light
  • Optomechanics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonics and Semiconductor Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Optics and Entanglement
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Spectroscopy and Atomic or Molecular Optics
  • Superresolution and Advanced Imaging
  • Surface Optics
  • Ultrafast Optical Phenomena
  • Wave Guiding and Optical Confinement

JOSA B considers original research articles, feature issue contributions, invited reviews and tutorials, and comments on published articles.

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 2.058*
Total Citations: 15,085*
Cited Half-Life Years: 11.2 years*
Journal Citation Indicator: 0.67*
Google Scholar h5-index: 43
Median Time to Web Publication: 103 days

*Source: 2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2022).
2022 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

For more information on Journal metrics, click here.

Emerging Researcher Best-Paper Prize

The JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best-Paper Prize recognizes one outstanding paper published by an emerging researcher each year. Learn more and view all Prize winners.

Editorial Board

Kurt Busch,
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Deputy Editor
Igor I. Smolyaninov,
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Topical Editors and Content Areas

Esben Andresen
Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, France
(Specialty Optical Fibers, Wave-front Shaping, Spatial and Modal Multiplexing, and Optical Communication)

Li Qian
University of Toronto, Canada
(Quantum Optics and Quantum Communication)

Jiefei Chen
Southern University of Science and Technology, China
(Quantum Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nonlinear Optics)

Lora Ramunno
University of Ottawa, Canada
(Nonlinear and Nano-optics)

Xue-Wen Chen
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
(Optical Devices, Nano-Optics, Plasmonics, Spectroscopy)

Sergey Sergeyev
Aston University, UK
(Nonlinear Optics, Laser Physics and Polarization Phenomena)

Francesco Ciccarello
University of Palermo, Italy
(Quantum Optics Theory, Quantum Information Theory)

Quan Sheng
Tianjin University, China
(Fiber Lasers and Nonlinear Optics)

Ilaria Cristiani
University of Pavia, Italy
(Silicon Photonics, Nonlinear Optics, Integrated Laser Devices)

Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
(Numerical Computation in Optics and Photonics)

Ramy El-Ganainy
Michigan Technological University, USA
(Quantum Optics)

Shuo Sun
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
(Experimental Quantum Optics)

Oleg Kornilov
Max-Born-Institute, Germany
(Advanced Spectroscopy)

Nahid Talebi
Christian Albrechts University and Max Planck Institute, Germany
(Theoretical/Computational Photonics and Plasmonics; Electron-light Interaction)

Natalia Korolkova
University of St. Andrews, UK
(Quantum Optics Theory/Quantum Information Theory)

Xiaodi Tan
Fujian Normal University, China
(Holography and Diffractive Optics)

Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
(Metamaterials and Plasmonics, Diffraction and Beams)

Katsuaki Tanabe
Kyoto University, Japan
(Nanostructured Optoelectronic/Photovoltaic Materials and Related Systems)

Qingqing Liang
University of Science and Technology—Shanghai, China
(Ultrafast Phenomena)

Hong Wei
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
(Plasmonics and Nanophotonics)

Pavel Loiko
CIMAP, Université de Caen Normandie, France
(Lasers and Laser Materials)

Gustavo Wiederhecker
University of Campinas, Brazil
(Optomechanics, Nanophotonics, Nonlinear Optics)

Tom Mackay
University of Edinburgh, UK
(Electromagnetic Theory, Transformation Optics, Complex Optical Media and Devices)

Yanhong Xiao
Fudan University, China
(Experimental Quantum Optics)

Igor Muševič
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
(Soft Matter Photonics)

Yuping Yang
Minzu University of China, China
(THz Photonics and Spectroscopy, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials)

Christopher Poulton
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(Theoretical Nano-photonics, Metamaterials, Plasmonics, Transformation Optics)

Liangliang Zhang
Capital Normal University, China
(THz and Ultrafast Optics)

Assistant Editors

Christos Tserkezis
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark


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