Applied Physics B

Applied Physics B  
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Edited byDieter Meschede
Publication details
1.782 (2012)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Appl. Phys. B
ISSN0946-2171 (print)
1432-0649 (web)
OCLC no.29901949

Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The editor-in-chief is Dieter Meschede (University of Bonn).[1] Topical coverage includes laser physics, optical & laser materials, linear optics, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, and photonic devices. Interest also includes laser spectroscopy pertaining to atoms, molecules, and clusters. The journal publishes original research articles, invited reviews, and rapid communications.[1]


The journal Applied Physics was originally conceived and founded in 1972 by Helmut K.V. Lotsch at Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York.[2] Lotsch edited the journal up to volume 25 and split it thereafter into the two part A26(Solids and Surfaces) and B26(Photophysics and Laser Chemistry). He continued his editorship up to the volumes A61 and B61. Starting in 1995 the two journal parts were continued under separate editorships: Applied Physics B: Photophysics and Laser Chemistry (ISSN 0721-7269), in existence from September 1981 (volume B: 26 no. 1) to December 1993 (volume B: 57 no. 6) It partly continues Applied Physics (ISSN 0340-3793), in existence from January 1973 (volume 1 no. 1) to August 1981 (volume 25 no. 4).[3]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:[1]


  1. ^ a b c About this journal. Springer. 2013
  2. ^ Heinz Götze: der Springer-Verlag: Stationen seiner Geschichte, Teil 2: 1945-1992, Springer, 2008, S.331
  3. ^ CASSI. American Chemical Society. 2011

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