OSA's newest journal, Optica

Aug. 3, 2014
I would like to note that the sterling lineup of technical journals published by the Optical Society (OSA; Washington, DC) is now larger by one: the inaugural issue of Optica came out in July.
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I would like to note that the sterling lineup of technical journals published by the Optical Society (OSA; Washington, DC) is now larger by one: the inaugural issue of Optica came out in July. And by the end of the month I had already posted Laser Focus World news stories on two of the issue's topics (see NIST/Caltech demo first all-optical control on 'comb on a chip' atomic clock and Patterned silica glass layer makes solar cells self-cooling; both stories contain the links to the original Optica papers).

Alexander Gaeta, Optica's editor-in-chief, says, "I am very pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of Optica. This new, online-only, open-access journal, published monthly, is devoted to the rapid dissemination of high-impact results in all areas of optics and photonics, from fundamental studies to applied technology."

Optica is intended to fill the need for "a journal that provide[s] authors with an outlet for their highest profile results and that would be of interest and accessible to the optics and broader scientific communities."

To read the rest of Gaeta's description of the genesis of Optica, see http://www.opticsinfobase.org/optica/fulltext.cfm?uri=optica-1-1-ED1&id=297039.

Geata heads the Gaeta quantum and nonlinear-photonics group at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY); he received his doctorate from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) and joined the Cornall faculty in 1992. Note: Gaeta will be presenting at the first annual Siegman International School on Lasers, held this week (Aug. 3-8) at Stanford University.

About the Author

John Wallace | Senior Technical Editor (1998-2022)

John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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