Article by Brueck et al makes the top 100 cited articles list in Optics Letters

February 10, 2017

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Since 1977, Optics Letters (OL), an OSA journal, has been advancing the science of optics and photonics by publishing high-quality papers rapidly. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, OL provides a year of free access to their most highly cited articles of all time, beginning with articles 51-100, which may be found here. All articles on the list are free to access throughout 2017. (Citation counts are from Clarivate Analytics as of January 4, 2017.)

Other historic material, including commemorative editorials, will be published at OL's 40th anniversary website throughout 2017. Articles 1-50 will appear later in the year.

At number 52, with 547 citations, is an article published by Professor Steven R. J. Brueck and co-authors in 1991, "Large second-order nonlinearity in poled fused silica," Opt. Lett. 16(22) 1732-1734 (1991).

The authors, Myers, R. A.; Mukherjee, N.; and Brueck, S. R. J were all affiliated with the UNM Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) at the time.

Steven R. J. Brueck

Steven R. J. Brueck

Currently, Steven R. J. Brueck, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director Emeritus of the Center for High Technology Materials at the University of New Mexico. Brueck has made significant contributions to nonlinear optics, nanoscale lithography, semiconductor lasers, infrared detectors, nanophotonics and nanofluidics. He was named the STC.UNM Innovation Fellow in 2010 and received the UNM Presidential Award of Distinction in 2013. He has published over 500 technical papers and has served as an Associate Editor of Optics Letters, as Editor of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and as Founding Editor of the IEEE Journal in Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. He holds 69 US patents of which 63 licenses and options have been exercised by 24 companies. Brueck is a fellow of OSA, IEEE, NAI, and AAAS.

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