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Applied Optics

Applied Optics



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A highly regarded, premium quality must read for everyone in the optics field that offers applications-centered research in optics, photonics, imaging, and sensing. Topics germane to the journal include optical technology, lasers, photonics, environmental optics, and information processing.

Editor-in-Chief: Ronald Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems
ISSN: 1559-128X | eISSN: 2155-3165
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; 3 issues per month
2013 Impact Factor: 1.649

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Phase-step digital holography with speckled reference beams
This paper investigates the use of speckled reference fields in phase-stepped digital holography. It... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4116-4119 (2015)

Volumetric aerial three-dimensional display based on heterogeneous imaging and image plane scanning
A volumetric display system that creates a distortion-free three-dimensional (3D) image in midair using a... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4109-4115 (2015)

Tunable second-order, birefringent interferometric filter for dynamic chirp management
A tunable second-order birefringent interferometric filter for minimizing signal degradation due to chirping... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4104-4108 (2015)

Slant edge method for point spread function estimation
The traditional edge method (TEM) is applicable only in areas whose knife edges are horizontal or vertical.... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4097-4103 (2015)

Flicker-glare and visual-comfort assessments of light emitting diode billboards II: color display
Flicker glare and visual comfort of multicolor LED billboards are investigated in this study. The influences... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4089-4096 (2015)

Practical method study on correcting yaw error of 500  mm grating blank carriage in real time
We provided a method to correct the yaw error of a 500 mm grating blank carriage in real time, as the... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4084-4088 (2015)

Fabrication and characterization of high-quality spiral phase plates for optical applications
The discovery that light beams with a helical phase front carry orbital angular momentum (OAM) has enabled... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4077-4083 (2015)

Impact of speed, direction, and accuracy of diffractive optical element shift on efficiency of speckle suppression
The impact of the precision and direction of motion of a diffractive optical element (DOE) placed inside an... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4070-4076 (2015)

Uncertainty in the bidirectional reflectance model for oceanic waters
We study the impacts of the bio-optical model variations on the angular distribution (f/Q factor) of the... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4061-4069 (2015)

Imaging systems and signal recovery: introduction to feature issue
Imaging systems and signal recovery algorithms have a wide range of applications, from industrial to... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.IS1-IS2 (2015)

Three-dimensional combined pyrometric sizing and velocimetry of combusting coal particles. I. Velocimetry
Knowledge of the in situ temperature, size, velocity, and number density of a population of burning coal... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4049-4060 (2015)

Design of all-normal dispersion based on multi-material photonic crystal fiber in IR region for broadband supercontinuum generation
In this paper, we proposed a design of highly nonlinear all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber (PCF)... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4042-4048 (2015)

Analytical investigation of the parasitic diffraction orders of tilt carrier frequency computer-generated holograms
Computer-generated holograms (CGHs) are commonly used to test aspheric surfaces. In order to eliminate the... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 13, pp.4033-4041 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Correlation Optics
  • Oleg V. Angelsky (Lead), Anton Desyatnikov, Gregory J. Gbur, Steen G. Hanson, Tim Lee, Yoko Miyamoto, Herbert Schnekenburger, James Wyant
  • Submissions open: 1 October 2015; Submission deadline: 1 November 2015
Optical Design and Testing 2015
  • Yi-Chin Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang, Toyohiko Yatagai, James M. Zavislan
  • Submission opens: 15 March 2015; submission deadline: 15 May 2015

In Progress

Imaging Systems and Signal Recovery
  • Gisele Bennett, Christy Fernandez-Cull, David Gerwe, Michael Kriss, Edmund Lam, Zeev Zalevsky
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)


Focus on Compressive Sensing (Invited Only)
  • Joseph N. Mait, Abhijit Mahalanobis, Mark A. Neifeld, and Ravindra A. Athale
  • Published
Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, and Philip Laven
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, and Jung-Ping Liu
  • Published
Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Published
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang, Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • Published
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • Published
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Published

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