03 Feb 2009
Washington, January 30 – The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the premiere issue of its review journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics, was published today. Advances in Optics and Photonics is an online, quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials that focus on the most up-to-date advances in the fields of both basic and applied optics and photonics.
"Advances in Optics and Photonics is the result of the effort of visionary OSA leaders, devoted contributors and reviewers, and talented staff," said the journal’s editor-in-chief, Bahaa Saleh. "Over the past year, everyone involved with Advances in Optics and Photonics has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and knowledge into making the launching of the journal a success. To be a part of this new forum for presenting and sharing scientific knowledge is an honor for me and all those involved."
The first issue of Advances in Optics and Photonics features three reviews and one tutorial. The first of the review articles was written by Richard M. Osgood et al. on the nonlinear optical properties and applications of silicon wires. The second, by Gilberto Brambilla et al., is a review of the fabrication and applications of microwires and nanowires. The third paper is a review by Qiwen Zhan of cylindrical vector beams, including their generation, manipulation, and applications. The tutorial by Jonathan Hu and Curtis R. Menyuk covers leaky modes in slab waveguides, comparing different computational methods for assessing their properties.
In addition to reviews and tutorials, future issues will also feature peer-reviewed letters to the editor that will supplement previously published reviews or tutorials. The tutorials will also include interactive animation and video designed to further enhance the learning experience. OSA is currently providing free introductory access to the journal for a limited time. Advances in Optics and Photonics tutorials will remain open access indefinitely.
About OSA: Uniting more than 70,000 professionals from 134 countries, the Optical Society (OSA) brings together the global optics community through its programs and initiatives. Since 1916 OSA has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing educational resources to the scientists, engineers and business leaders who work in the field by promoting the science of light and the advanced technologies made possible by optics and photonics. OSA publications, events, technical groups and programs foster optics knowledge and scientific collaboration among all those with an interest in optics and photonics.
For more information visit www.osa.org.