60 Years of Laser” virtual issue of Opto-Electronic Advances

The principle of Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) was first described by Albert Einstein in 1917. In May 1960, Theodore Maiman, a scientist at Hughes Research Laboratories in California, demonstrated the world’s first operating laser, a low-powered ruby laser. After 60 years of development, laser has now become a critical part of our everyday lives, widely used in industry, medical, Internet, business, information and military fields, and about 20 laser related discoveries won the Nobel Prize. 

On May 16, 2020, OEA will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of laser in conjunction with the International Day of Light. Here Opto-Electronic Advances launches "60 Years of Laser" virtual issue, which selects 18 laser related important papers published in Opto-Electronic Advances, covering the laser device, laser processing, laser display, laser chemistry and other laser related fields.

1. Direct laser interference patterning of nonvolatile magnetic nanostruc-tures in Fe60Al40 alloy via disorder-induced ferromagnetism

Philipp Graus*, Thomas B. Möller, Paul Leiderer, Johannes Boneberg, Nikolay I. Polushkin*【University of Konstanz, Germany】

Opto-Electron Adv 3, 190027 (2020)

2. Development of a hybrid photoacoustic and optical monitoring system for the study of laser ablation processes upon the removal of encrustation from stonework 

Athanasia Papanikolaou, George J. Tserevelakis, Kristalia Melessanaki, Costas Fotakis, Giannis Zacharakis, Paraskevi Pouli*【Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Greece】

Opto-Electron Adv 3, 190037 (2020)


3. Optically pumped room temperature low threshold deep UV lasers grown on native AlN substrates  

Akhil Raj Kumar Kalapala, Dong Liu, Sang June Cho, Jeongpil Park, Deyin Zhao, John D. Albrecht*, Baxter Moody*, Zhenqiang Ma*, Weidong Zhou*【University of Texas at Arlington, USA】

Opto-Electron Adv 3, 190025 (2020)

4. Speckle reduction using phase plate array and lens array   

Xiaohui Ma, Anting Wang*, Fenghua Ma, Shuimei Wu, Hai Ming 【University of Science and Technology of China, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 3, 190036 (2020)


5. Passively Q-switched Tm/Ho composite laser  

Haizhou Huang, Jinhui Li, Jing Deng, Yan Ge, Huagang Liu, Jianhong Huang, Wen Weng, Wenxiong Lin*【Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 3, 190031 (2020)

6. Laser machining of transparent brittle materials: from machining strategies to applications

Xiaozhu Xie*, Caixia Zhou, Xin Wei, Wei Hu, Qinglei Ren【Guangdong University of Technology, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 180017 (2019)

7. Hierarchical microstructures with high spatial frequency laser induced periodic surface structures possessing different orientations created by femtosecond laser ablation of silicon in liquids

Dongshi Zhang,Koji Sugioka*【RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190002 (2019)

8. Ionization behavior and dynamics of picosecond laser filamentation in sapphire

Amina, Lingfei Ji*, Tianyang Yan, Rui Ma【Beijing University of Technology, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190003 (2019)

9. Etching-assisted femtosecond laser modification of hard materials

Xue-Qing Liu, Ben-Feng Bai, Qi-Dai Chen, Hong-Bo Sun*【Tsinghua University, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190021 (2019)

10. Spectrum evolution of Rayleigh backscattering in one-dimensional waveguide   

Fuhui Li, Tianyi Lan, Ligang Huang, Iroegbu Paul Ikechukwu, Wuming Liu, Tao Zhu*【Chongqing University, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190012 (2019)

11. Polariton lasing in InGaN quantum wells at room temperature

Jinzhao Wu, Hao Long*, Xiaoling Shi, Song Luo, Zhanghai Chen, Zhechuan Feng, Leiying Ying, Zhiwei Zheng, Baoping Zhang*【Xiamen University, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190014 (2019)

12. Ultra-low cost Ti powder for selective laser melting additive manufacturing and superior mechanical properties associated

Yuhang Hou, Bin Liu, Yong Liu, Yinghao Zhou, Tingting Song, Qi Zhou, Gang Sha, Ming Yan*【Southern University of Science and Technology, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 2, 180028 (2019)

13. Fabrication of three-dimensional proteinaceous micro- and nano-structures by femtosecond laser cross-linking

Daniela Serien, Koji Sugioka*【RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 180008 (2018)

14. Enhancement of laser ablation via interacting spatial double-pulse effect

Rui Zhou*, Shengdong Lin, Ye Ding, Huan Yang, Kenny Ong Yong Keng, Minghui Hong*【Xiamen University, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 180014 (2018)

15. Acoustic wave detection of laser shock peening

Jiajun Wu, Jibin Zhao*, Hongchao Qiao, Xuejun Liu, Yinuo Zhang, Taiyou Hu【Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 180016 (2018)

16. 850/940-nm VCSEL for optical communication and 3D sensing 

Chih-Hsien Cheng, Chih-Chiang Shen, Hsuan-Yun Kao, Dan-Hua Hsieh, Huai-Yung Wang, Yen-Wei Yeh, Yun-Ting Lu, Sung-Wen Huang Chen, Cheng-Ting Tsai, Yu-Chieh Chi, Tsung Sheng Kao, Chao-Hsin Wu*, Hao-Chung Kuo*, Po-Tsung Lee, Gong-Ru Lin*【Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 180005 (2018)

17. Diffractive photonic applications mediated by laser reduced graphene oxides 

Sicong Wang, Xueying Ouyang, Ziwei Feng, Yaoyu Cao, Min Gu*, Xiangping Li*【Jinan University, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 170002 (2018)


18. Progress of optically pumped GaSb based semiconductor disk laser

Shili Shu, Guanyu Hou, Jian Feng, Lijie Wang, Sicong Tian, Cunzhu Tong*, Lijun Wang【Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics,  CAS, China】

Opto-Electron Adv 1, 170003 (2018)