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Virtual Special Issue for the 60th Anniversary of the Laser's Invention

The first working laser was demonstrated by Theodore Harold Maiman on May 16, 1960, and now we are celebrating it as the International Day of Light. This page collects the laser articles published by CLP Press in recent years, which are classified by categories. We look back at the contributions of a laser luminary, marvel at today's laser research, and look forward to the laser capabilities of the near future.

Contents

Ultrafast lasers

Clean source of soft X-ray radiation formed in supersonic Ar gas jets by high-contrast femtosecond laser pulses of relativistic intensity

Maria Alkhimova, Sergey Ryazantsev, Igor Skobelev, Alexey Boldarev, Jie Feng, Xin Lu, Li-Ming Chen, and Sergey Pikuz

Jun. 29, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e26 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

Real-time observation of vortex mode switching in a narrow-linewidth mode-locked fiber laser

Jiafeng Lu, Fan Shi, Linghao Meng, Longkun Zhang, Linping Teng, Zhengqian Luo, Peiguang Yan, Fufei Pang, and Xianglong Zeng

Jun. 29, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 7, 07001203 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

35 W continuous-wave Ho:YAG single-crystal fiber laser

Yongguang Zhao, Li Wang, Weidong Chen, Jianlei Wang, Qingsong Song, Xiaodong Xu, Ying Liu, Deyuan Shen, Jun Xu, Xavier Mateos, Pavel Loiko, Zhengping Wang, Xinguang Xu, Uwe Griebner, and Valentin Petrov

Jun. 23, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e25 (2020)
Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

Ultralow-quantum-defect Raman laser based on the boson peak in phosphosilicate fiber

Yang Zhang, Jiangming Xu, Jun Ye, Jiaxin Song, Tianfu Yao, and Pu Zhou

Jun. 15, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 7, 07001155 (2020)
Diode lasers

Sub-10-fs pulse generation from a blue laser-diode-pumped Ti:sapphire oscillator

Han Liu, Geyang Wang, Jianwang Jiang, Wenlong Tian, Dacheng Zhang, Hainian Han, Shaobo Fang, Jiangfeng Zhu, and Zhiyi Wei

Jun. 11, 2020,  Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 7, 071402 (2020)
High power lasers

Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation

Fabrizio Consoli, Vladimir T. Tikhonchuk, Matthieu Bardon, Philip Bradford, David C. Carroll, Jakub Cikhardt, Mattia Cipriani, Robert J. Clarke, Thomas E. Cowan, Colin N. Danson, Riccardo De Angelis, Massimo De Marco, Jean-Luc Dubois, Bertrand Etchessahar, Alejandro Laso Garcia, David I. Hillier, Ales Honsa, Weiman Jiang, Viliam Kmetik, Josef Krása, Yutong Li, Frédéric Lubrano, Paul McKenna, Josefine Metzkes-Ng, Alexandre Poyé, Irene Prencipe, Piotr Ra̧czka, Roland A. Smith, Roman Vrana, Nigel C. Woolsey, Egle Zemaityte, Yihang Zhang, Zhe Zhang, Bernhard Zielbauer, and David Neely

Jun. 9, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e22 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

High-repetition-rate pulsed fiber laser based on virtually imaged phased array

Xuanjuan Chen, Yuxin Gao, Jiamin Jiang, Meng Liu, Aiping Luo, Zhichao Luo, and Wencheng Xu

Jun. 8, 2020,  Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 7, 071403 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

MXene-Ti3C2Tx for watt-level high-efficiency pulse generation in a 2.8 μm mid-infrared fiber laser

Chen Wei, Liqiang Zhou, Dongsheng Wang, Hao Chi, Hua Huang, Han Zhang, and Yong Liu

Jun. 1, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 6, 06000972 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

Adaptive-sampling near-Doppler-limited terahertz dual-comb spectroscopy with a free-running single-cavity fiber laser

Jie Chen, Kazuki Nitta, Xin Zhao, Takahiko Mizuno, Takeo Minamikawa, Francis Hindle, Zheng Zheng, and Takeshi Yasui

May. 29, 2020,  Advanced Photonics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 036004 (2020)
Semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade

25 Gb/s directly modulated ground-state operation of 1.3 μm InAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers up to 75°C

Zhongkai Zhang, Zunren Lü, Xiaoguang Yang, Hongyu Chai, Lei Meng, and Tao Yang

May. 25, 2020,  Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 7, 071401 (2020)
High power lasers

Pushing the boundaries of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for high-energy applications

Saumyabrata Banerjee, Paul Mason, Jonathan Phillips, Jodie Smith, Thomas Butcher, Jacob Spear, Mariastefania De Vido, Gary Quinn, Danielle Clarke, Klaus Ertel, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Edwards, and John Collier

May. 21, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e20 (2020)
Ultrafast lasers

Self-induced birefringence of white-light continuum generated by interaction of focused femtosecond laser pulses with fused silica

J. Qian, G. D. Wang, K. Y. Lou, D. Y. Shen, Q. Fu, and Q. Z. Zhao

May. 20, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e19 (2020)
Lasers, ring

Frequency comb swept laser with a high-Q microring filter

Dongmei Huang, Feng Li, Chao Shang, Zihao Cheng, S. T. Chu, and P. K. A. Wai

May. 18, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 6, 06000904 (2020)
Laser amplifiers

21.2 kW, 1.94 times diffraction-limit quasi-continuous-wave laser based on a multi-stage, power-scalable and adaptive optics controlled Yb:YAG master-oscillator-power-amplifier system

Lei Huang, Yamin Zheng, Yading Guo, Lin Zhang, Chuang Sun, and Xiaojun Wang

May. 14, 2020,  Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 6, 061402 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

Real-time dynamics of soliton triplets in fiber lasers

Yiyang Luo, Ran Xia, Perry Ping Shum, Wenjun Ni, Yusong Liu, Huy Quoc Lam, Qizhen Sun, Xiahui Tang, and Luming Zhao

May. 13, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 6, 06000884 (2020)
Ultrafast lasers

Dynamic Airy imaging through high-efficiency broadband phase microelements by femtosecond laser direct writing

Ze Cai, Xinbo Qi, Deng Pan, Shengyun Ji, Jincheng Ni, Zhaoxin Lao, Chen Xin, Jiawen Li, Yanlei Hu, Dong Wu, and Jiaru Chu

May. 9, 2020,  Photonics Research, Vol. 8, Issue 6, 06000875 (2020)
Lasers, fiber

Tunable optical frequency comb from a compact and robust Er:fiber laser

Zhiwei Zhu, Yang Liu, Daping Luo, Chenglin Gu, Lian Zhou, Gehui Xie, Zejiang Deng, and Wenxue Li

May. 9, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e17 (2020)
UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

Improved stability of a compact vacuum-free laser-plasma X-ray source

L. Martín, J. Benlliure, D. Cortina-Gil, J. Peñas, and C. Ruiz

May. 9, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e18 (2020)
High power lasers

Generation mechanism of 100 MG magnetic fields in the interaction of ultra-intense laser pulse with nanostructured target

J. M. Tian, H. B. Cai, W. S. Zhang, E. H. Zhang, B. Du, and S. P. Zhu

May. 8, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e16 (2020)
High power lasers

Relativistic electron acceleration by surface plasma waves excited with high intensity laser pulses

X. M. Zhu, R. Prasad, M. Swantusch, B. Aurand, A. A. Andreev, O. Willi, and M. Cerchez

Apr. 30, 2020,  High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e15 (2020)