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Philosophy | Aims and Scope: Applied Physics B

Aims and Scope: Applied Physics B

Applied Physics was founded in 1973 by H.K.V. Lotsch and is one of the leading international, peer-reviewed journals in the area of experimental and theoretical investigations in applied research. It is issued in two parts: Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, and Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. Both parts appear monthly in issues of varying size. In addition, one extra issue is published quarterly to allow for topical issues. Four issues constitute one volume, and four volumes are published per year.

Applied Physics B covers the broad field of

  • laser physics
  • linear and nonlinear optics
  • ultrafast phenomena incl. attosecond physics
  • photonic materials & devices
  • optical and laser materials
  • quantum optics and quantum information
  • laser spectroscopy of atoms, molecules and clusters
  • use of laser radiation in biophotonics, chemistry and biochemistry

In addition to regular papers Applied Physics B features invited reviews.
Fields of topical interest are covered by feature issues.
The journal also includes a rapid communication section for the speedy publication of important and particularly interesting results.

Instructions for authors are found under the links for Authors and Editors in the right column of this page.
Once a manuscript has been accepted, it is published quickly and free of page charges if page restrictions are observed (see Instructions for Authors). Fifty offprints are delivered at no cost.

Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics is available at SpringerLink. All articles are published OnlineFirst for speedy publication using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Extensive reference linking is also provided through CrossRef and other services. The table of contents and the abstracts are accessible free of charge. The full text and references with reference linking are accessible to subscribers.