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About the Journal

The Journal of Laser Applications (JLA) is the scientific platform of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and is published in cooperation with AIP Publishing. The high-quality articles cover a broad range from fundamental and applied research and development to industrial applications. Therefore, JLA is a reflection of the state-of-R&D in photonic production, sensing and measurement as well as Laser safety. Due to the current grand societal challenges such as resource saving, energy, mobility, health and defense the foci and trends of applied photonics have been changing over the past years, significantly. Hence, the structure of JLA has been improved to meet these trends, yet maintaining the structure according to scientific areas of competence.

  • Quantum Materials Engineering
  • High Precision Materials Processing with Ultrafast Lasers
  • Laser Additive Manufacturing
  • High Power Materials Processing with High Brightness Lasers
  • Emerging Applications of Laser Technologies in High-performance/Multi-function Materials and Structures
  • Surface Modification
  • Spectroscopy / Imaging / Diagnostics / Measurements
  • Laser Systems and Markets
  • Biomedical and Safety
  • Thermal Transportation
  • Nanomaterials and Nanoprocessing
  • Laser applications in Microelectronics.



Frequency: Quarterly

For details of the web based publishing process please follow the information given on the home page. We look forward to more contributions, more authors, more readers, more impact and thus a bright future of JLA.

Yongfeng Lu, Editor-in-Chief

Journal Impact Factor

2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023)*:

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Total Citations 2,935

* Data from the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate, 2023).

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