Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Announcement

Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications

Submission Opens: 1 June 2022
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2022

This JOSA B feature issue is based on the Optica Topical Meeting on Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS), held 23-25 March 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. While meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the issue is open to all contributions.

This feature will focus on the most recent advances in mid-IR to THz science and technology, from materials to laser sources and applications. It 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, optical microscopy, and biomedicine.

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
  • 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 oscillators and amplifiers
    • Ultrashort pulse lasers and frequency combs
    • High-intensity ultrafast sources
    • High-power, high-energy sources
    • Broadband and continuum sources
    • Synchrotron radiation sources
    • Integrated photonics for frequency combs and continuum generation
    • THz generation with ultrashort pulsed lasers and nonlinear optics
    • Nonclassical mid-IR sources
    • Metamaterial enabled mid-IR technology
  • Applications of mid-IR and THz sources in:
    • Remote sensing, imaging, astronomy
    • Spectroscopy, trace gas detection, breath analysis
    • Optical frequency synthesis, comb spectroscopy
    • Laser surgery, biomedicine
    • Materials processing
    • Optical microscopy, biophotonics
    • Nonlinear optics, attoscience

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal.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 2022 participant needs to add substantial and/or significant new information. Please see Optica Publishing Group's guidelines on expanded conference papers.

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and must be uploaded through the Prism 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)
Amr S. Helmy, University of Toronto, Canada
Giuseppe Leo, Université de Paris, France
Peter G. Schunemann, BAE Systems, USA