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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: Joseph N. Mait, US Army Research Laboratory
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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Bandwidth optimization of femtosecond pure-rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering by pump/Stokes spectral focusing
A simple spectral focusing scheme for bandwidth optimization of gas-phase rotational coherent anti-Stokes... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6579-6585 (2014)

Femtosecond fiber laser welding of dissimilar metals
In this paper, welding of dissimilar metals was demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6569-6578 (2014)

Fiber lasers and their applications [Invited]
Fiber lasers have seen progressive developments in terms of spectral coverage and linewidth, output power,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6554-6568 (2014)

Design and simulation of a nanoscale electro-plasmonic 1 × 2 switch based on asymmetric metal–insulator–metal stub filters
A compact nanoscale electro-plasmonic 1×2 switch based on asymmetrical... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6546-6553 (2014)

Electromagnetic sunscreen model: implementation and comparison between several methods: step-film model, differential method, Mie scattering, and scattering by a set of parallel cylinders
Sunscreens protect from UV radiation, a carcinogen also responsible for sunburns and age-associated dryness.... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6537-6545 (2014)

Real-time infrared target tracking based on ℓ1 minimization and compressive features
Tracking a target in infrared (IR) sequences is a challenging task because of low resolution, low... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6518-6526 (2014)

Broadband infrared beam splitter for spaceborne interferometric infrared sounder
A broadband infrared beam splitter (BS) on ZnSe substrate used for the spaceborne interferometric infrared... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6513-6517 (2014)

Depth of focus analysis of optical systems using tunable aperture stops with a moderate level of absorption
The size of the aperture stop of a lens is a major parameter to define, e.g., the depth of focus of an... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6508-6512 (2014)

Precision absolute measurement and alignment of laser beam direction and position
For the construction of high-precision optical assemblies, direction and position measurement and control of... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6503-6507 (2014)

Underwater blast wave pressure sensor based on polymer film fiber Fabry–Perot cavity
This paper describes the theoretical and experimental aspects of an optical underwater shock wave sensor... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6494-6502 (2014)

Projective rectification of infrared images from air-cooled condenser temperature measurement by using projection profile features and cross-ratio invariability
In this paper, we propose a projective rectification method for infrared images obtained from the measurement... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6482-6493 (2014)

Fully phase image encryption using double random-structured phase masks in gyrator domain
We propose a method for fully phase image encryption based on double random-structured phase mask encoding in... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6472-6481 (2014)

Fourier filter augmented with trainer histograms
This paper describes a computationally efficient method for boosting the performance of correlation filters.... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6464-6471 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Imaging Systems and Signal Recovery
  • Gisele Bennett, Christy Fernandez-Cull, David Gerwe, Michael Kriss, Edmund Lam, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Submission Opens: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 December 2014
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, Jung-Ping Liu, David D. Nolte
  • Submissions Open: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 10 September 2014

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Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw (Lead), Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Philip Laven
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Display Technology
  • Liang-Chy Chien, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Andy Y.-G. Fuh, Yi-Pai Huang, Iam Choon Khoo, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Arokia Nathan, Tsung-Hsun Yang
  • Published
Focus on Inst. Research at Georgia Tech (Invited Only)
  • Gisele Bennett
  • Published
Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Francisco Imai, Torbjørn Skauli, Shoji Tomianga, Dale C. Linne von berg, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Published

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