Journal of the Optical Society of America B (J OPT SOC AM B )

Publisher: Optical Society of America, Optical Society of America


The Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B) emphasizes quantum optics, lasers, and nonlinear optics. JOSA B is a general research journal and complements JOSA A. It features current research on lasers, fiber optics, nonlinear optics, optical coherent transients, multiphoton processes, effects of laser radiation, spectroscopy, and advances in nonlinear optical materials, science, and technology, among other topics.

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    Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics, Optical physics, JOSA B
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Optical Society of America

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    • Not allowed on PubMed Central, unless funded by NIH
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we investigate the effect of sixth-order dispersion parameter on the parametric amplification characteristics of a specially designed capillary-assisted chalcogenide core (As2S3) and silica-clad step-index optical fiber. The micro-sized capillary in the core of the fiber is filled with thermoresponsive liquid that gives rise to tunable parametric gain in a 50 cm long fiber and generation of varying linewidth non-Cherenkov radiations from near-IR to mid-IR when a 3 μmcw pump is used. It is observed that the sixth-order dispersion plays a crucial role in the creation of new sidebands.
    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 11/2014; 31(11):2786-2791.
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    ABSTRACT: The optimization of integrated optical evanescent-wave sensors includes two parts. For optimal performance, we require waveguides with both maximal sensitivity to the measurand - the quantity intended to be measured - and minimal sensitivity to perturbations. In this context, fully numerical approaches are extremely powerful but demand huge commuter resources. We address this issue by introducing a general and efficient approach, based on the formal derivation of analytical dispersion equations, to express and evaluate all waveguide sensitivities. In particular, we apply this approach to rectangular waveguides and discuss its accuracy and its use within sensitivity optimization procedures.
    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 04/2014; 31(4):851.
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    ABSTRACT: We report the excitation of non-steady-state photoelectromotive force and two-wave mixing signals using uniformly accelerated motion of the recording light pattern. Such illumination is created by linear frequency modulation of the interfering light beams. The pulse response is predicted theoretically and observed experimentally in GaAs and Bi12TiO20 crystals at λ=633 nm. The evolution of the pulse shape versus sweep rate is demonstrated and explained in the frames of the developed theory. The application of the effects in laser Doppler velocimeters and accelerometers is discussed as well.
    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 03/2014; 31(4):723-729.
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    ABSTRACT: We experimentally investigate ultralow-power saturation of the rubidium D2 transitions using a tapered optical fiber (TOF) suspended in a warm Rb vapor. A direct comparison of nonlinear absorption measurements for the TOF system with those obtained in a standard free-space vapor cell system highlights the differences in saturation behavior for the two systems. The effects of hyperfine pumping in the TOF system are found to be minimized due to the short atomic transit times through the highly confined evanescent optical mode guided by the TOF. The TOF system data is well-fit by a relatively simple empirical absorption model that indicates nanoWatt-level saturation powers.
    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 03/2014; 31(8).