Journal of the Optical Society of America B Announcement

Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications

Submissions Open: 15 May 2018
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2018

This JOSA B feature issue is based on the OSA Topical Meeting on Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS), which will be held 26-28 March 2018 in Strasbourg, France. While the meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, this feature issue is open to all contributions. All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. To be eligible for publication, any paper from a MICS participant needs to be expanded, revised, and/or refined to add value to the original conference summary. See OSA's policy on expanded conference papers here.

This feature issue will focus on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, from materials to laser sources and applications. The feature will bring together the latest developments in materials, solid-state and fiber lasers, semiconductor and quantum cascade lasers, nonlinear frequency conversion and parametric devices, optical frequency comb and continuum sources, as well as the application of mid-IR and THz sources in trace gas detection and sensing, spectroscopy, frequency metrology and synthesis, imaging, and optical microscopy.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Materials for mid-IR and THz Sources:
    • Active ion-doped dielectric and semiconductor crystals
    • Semiconductor materials and novel micro/nanostructures
    • Specialty nonlinear fibers
    • Nanomaterials
    • Nonlinear optical materials and structures for mid-IR
  • Mid-IR and THz Coherent Sources:
    • Semiconductor lasers
    • Mid-IR and THz quantum cascade lasers
    • Optically pumped semiconductor lasers
    • Solid-state and fiber lasers
    • Optical parametric sources
    • Ultrashort pulse lasers and frequency combs
    • High-intensity ultrafast sources
    • High-power, high-energy sources
    • Broadband and continuum sources
    • THz generation with ultrashort pulsed lasers and nonlinear optics
  • Applications of mid-IR and THz sources in:
    • Remote sensing, imaging, and environmental monitoring
    • Spectroscopy, trace gas detection, breath analysis
    • Optical frequency synthesis, comb spectroscopy
    • Materials processing
    • Optical microscopy, biophotonics
    • Nonlinear optics, attosecond physics

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Editors

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain (Lead Editor)
Giuseppe Leo, University of Paris Diderot, France
Irina Sorokina, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway