JOSAB Tutorials

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  • Femtosecond multidimensional spectroscopy with multiple repetition-frequency-stabilized lasers: tutorial

    Kim, JunWoo; Jeon, Jonggu; Yoon, Tai Hyun; Cho, Minhaeng
    • 2022
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 39(4) 934-951  View: HTML | PDF

    Time-resolved multidimensional spectroscopy is an advanced spectroscopic technique that can be used to study the molecular structure and dynamics of chromophores in condensed phases by probing multipl...

  • Introduction to theory of high-harmonic generation in solids: tutorial

    Yue, Lun; Gaarde, Mette B.
    • 2022
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 39(2) 535-555  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 1

    High-harmonic generation (HHG) in solids has emerged in recent years as a rapidly expanding and interdisciplinary field, attracting attention from both the condensed-matter and the atomic, m...

  • Stochastic systems: tutorial

    McKinstrie, C. J.; Stirling, T. J.; Helmy, A. S.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(12) 3818-3836  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 1

    In this tutorial, three examples of stochastic systems are considered: a strongly damped oscillator, a weakly damped oscillator and an undamped oscillator (integrator) driven by noise. The evolution o...

  • Laser linewidths: tutorial

    McKinstrie, C. J.; Stirling, T. J.; Helmy, A. S.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(12) 3837-3848  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 3

    In this tutorial, the physical origins and mathematical analyses of laser linewidths are reviewed. The semi-classical model is based on an equation for the light-mode amplitude that includes random so...

  • Mode coupling at avoided crossings in slab waveguides with comparison to optical fibers: tutorial

    Young, J. T.; Wei, C.; Menyuk, C. R.; Hu, J.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(12) F104-F114  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 1

    Avoided crossings are important in many waveguides and resonators. That is particularly the case in modern-day solid-core and air-core optical fibers that often have a complex geometry. The ...

  • Double copy—from optics to quantum gravity: tutorial

    White, Chris D.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(11) 3319-3330  View: HTML | PDF

    Recently, an intriguing relationship (the double copy) has been discovered between theories like electromagnetism and gravity. This potentially gives us a new way to think about gravity, and there are...

  • Phase retrieval and design with automatic differentiation: tutorial

    Wong, Alison; Pope, Benjamin; Desdoigts, Louis; Tuthill, Peter; Norris, Barnaby; Betters, Chris
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(9) 2465-2478  View: HTML | PDF

    The principal limitation in many areas of astronomy, especially for directly imaging exoplanets, arises from instability in the point spread function (PSF) delivered by the telescope and instrument. T...

  • Brillouin scattering—theory and experiment: tutorial

    Wolff, C.; Smith, M. J. A.; Stiller, B.; Poulton, C. G.
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(4) 1243-1269  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 5

    Brillouin scattering is an important and interesting nonlinear effect involving the interaction between optical and acoustic fields in optical waveguides. It is increasingly useful in the field of pho...

  • Compact 200 line MATLAB code for inverse design in photonics by topology optimization: tutorial

    Christiansen, Rasmus E.; Sigmund, Ole
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(2) 510-520  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]
    Cited by: 8

    We provide a compact 200 line MATLAB code demonstrating how topology optimization (TopOpt) as an inverse design tool may be used in photonics, targeting the design of two-dimensional dielectric metale...

  • Inverse design in photonics by topology optimization: tutorial

    Christiansen, Rasmus E.; Sigmund, Ole
    • 2021
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38(2) 496-509  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]
    Cited by: 27

    Topology optimization (TopOpt) methods for inverse design of nano-photonic systems have recently become extremely popular and are presented in various forms and under various names. Approaches compris...

  • High-dimensional cryptography with spatial modes of light: tutorial

    Otte, Eileen; Nape, Isaac; Rosales-Guzmán, Carmelo; Denz, Cornelia; Forbes, Andrew; Ndagano, Bienvenu
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 37(11) A309-A323  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 18

    Fast and secure sharing of information is among the prime concerns of almost any communication system. While commonly used cryptographic algorithms cannot provide unconditional security, high-dimensio...

  • Stochastic and probabilistic equations for three- and four-level lasers: tutorial

    McKinstrie, C. J.
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 37(5) 1333-1358  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 5

    In this tutorial, Langevin stochastic equations and Markov probability equations are used to model electron- and photon-number fluctuations in three- and four-level lasers. Equations are derived for t...

  • Quantum electrodynamics in modern optics and photonics: tutorial

    Andrews, David L.; Bradshaw, David S.; Forbes, Kayn A.; Salam, A.
    • 2020
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 37(4) 1153-1172  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 20

    One of the key frameworks for developing the theory of light–matter interactions in modern optics and photonics is quantum electrodynamics (QED). Contrasting with semiclassical theory, which depicts e...

  • Analytical calculation of optical forces on spherical particles in optical tweezers: tutorial

    Ranha Neves, Antonio Alvaro; Cesar, Carlos Lenz
    • 2019
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36(6) 1525-1537  View: HTML | PDF
    Cited by: 20

    Arthur Ashkin was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of optical tweezers. Since their first publication in 1986, optical tweezers have been used as a tool to measure forces and ...