Informa World

My son woke me up at 5:30 a.m. this morning with the charming news that he was about to be sick – a promise he fulfilled shortly thereafter. After another episode of vomitting he seemed as right as rain and we settled down to a day at home. He did his music practice and watched some ‘worthy’ television and I answered e-mails, refereed papers and tried to write a thing or two. In the middle of all this he looked over my shoulder at my computer screen and said ‘What’s that?’

What he was talking about was an e-mail from Informa World telling me of new articles available in the latest edition of the Journal of Modern Optics: Volume 57 Issue 4. What puzzled him was the titles of the articles. When we read them together they did indeed sound amazingly abstruse and jargon laden. His reaction to them really made me realise just how opaque this kind of information is for normal people. I offer them here for you complete and unexpurgated for you to form your own opinion. Enjoy 🙂

Original Articles

  • Exact quasi-soliton solutions and soliton interaction for the inhomogeneous coupled nonlinear Schrödinger equations
  • A curvelet transform approach for the fusion of MR and CT images
  • Designing of omni-directional high reflectors by using one-dimensional modified hybrid Fibonacci/Cantor band-gap structures at optical telecommunication wavelength band
  • Controlling entanglement dynamics of two qubits coupled to a common reservoir via a coherent field
  • A single-mode single-polarization monolithically silica waveguide ring resonator used in microoptic gyro
  • A new approach to the analytic soliton solutions for the variable-coefficient higher-order nonlinear Schrödinger model in inhomogeneous optical fibers
  • Effect of a spoke surface error on a phase mask in a computational imaging system
  • Omnidirectional reflection band extension using Fibonacci photonic heterostructures containing negative-index materials
  • Experimental measuring of the coherence length of a single photon generated via a degenerated optical parametric oscillator far below threshold
  • Ultrashort pulse compression by using one-dimensional inhomogeneous photonic crystal

Short Communication

  • Non-diffracting Airy beams in planar optical waveguides: a convenient method for visualization

2 Responses to “Informa World”

  1. Mel Williams Says:

    I agree, there is some pretty abstruse use of language here. The worrying thing is that my wife, the indexer, reading over my shoulder, said, “Oh, I know about that,” pointing to the silica waveguide title.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Titles are a filtration device. I know that if I can’t understand the title I don’t need to read the paper 🙂

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