Journal of the Optical Society of America B Feature Announcement

Specialty Optical Fiber Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization

Submission Opens: 1 June 2021
Submission Deadline: 31 July 2021

This feature issue will present cutting-edge research on specialty optical fibers. Covering modeling, fabrication, and characterization, it will highlight recent developments in a new generation of optical fibers, including their use as a framework for quantum networks, how they contribute to the study of light-matter interaction and new characterization techniques, and their application in fiber devices. We welcome research describing advances in the fundamentals of optical fibers, as well as for applications in the oil and gas, military, healthcare, and communications areas.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Novel optical fiber design for different wavelength regions; theory, modeling, and demonstration for applications in communication; beam delivery; new wavelength generation; unconventional beam generation (such as vortex beams); and sensing.
  • Quantum theory and modelling of fiber optics and applications in quantum networks.
  • Light-matter interaction in and around fibers, such as particle propulsion/transport via hollow fibers; particle/cold atom trapping in the near field of fibers; fiber plasmonics; optomechanics in fiber cavities; and optomechanical non-linearity in fibers.
  • Characterization techniques and devices (such as beam profiling, interferometry, imaging, and sensing) using optical fibers.
  • Applications of fiber-based devices for management of pandemic-related hygiene and for biopathogenic/viral detection.

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the Journal. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual guidelines for submission to JOSA B and uploaded through Prism's manuscript submission system. When submitting, please specify that the manuscript is for the Specialty Optical Fiber Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization feature issue (choose from the drop-down menu).

Feature Issue Guest Editors

Bülend Ortaç, Bilkent University UNAM—National Nanotechnology Research Center and Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Turkey (Lead Editor)
Deepak Jain, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia
Rajan Jha, Nanophotonics and Plasmonics Laboratory, School of Basic Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, India
Jonathan Hu, Baylor University, USA
Bora Ung, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS), Canada