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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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Fourier transform optical profilometry using fiber optic Lloyd’s mirrors
A fiber optic Lloyd’s mirror assembly is used to obtain various optical interference patterns for the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 35, pp.8175-8181 (2014)

Effect of constructional parameters on the performance of a surface plasmon resonance sensor based on a multimode polymer optical fiber
We experimentally studied the influence of different constructional parameters on the performance of surface... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 35, pp.8167-8174 (2014)

Transportable cavity-stabilized laser system for optical carrier frequency transmission experiments
We report the design and performance of a transportable laser system at 1543 nm, together with its... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 35, pp.8157-8166 (2014)

Spectral assemblage using light emitting diodes to obtain specified lighting characteristics
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are considered next-generation light sources. Because of their narrow emission... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 35, pp.8151-8156 (2014)

Investigation of a macrobending micro-plastic optical fiber for refractive index sensing
This paper investigates a refractive index (RI) sensor based on a macrobending micro-plastic optical fiber... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8145-8150 (2014)

Silicon wire grid polarizer for ultraviolet applications
We present a silicon wire grid polarizer operating down to a wavelength of 300 nm. Besides metallic... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8140-8144 (2014)

Impact of device geometry on the imaging characteristics of an intravascular photoacoustic catheter
A basic requirement for intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging catheters is that the delivery of light... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8131-8139 (2014)

On the precision of absolute sensitivity calibration and specifics of spectroscopic quantities interpretation in tokamaks
Typical situations, which can be met during the process of absolute calibration, are shown in the case of a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8123-8130 (2014)

Rayleigh beacon for measuring the surface profile of a radio telescope
Millimeter-wavelength Rayleigh scattering from water droplets in a cloud is proposed as a means of generating... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8116-8122 (2014)

Effects of astigmatism on spectra and polarization of aberrant electromagnetic nonuniformly correlated beams in turbulent ocean
Analytical formulas are derived, for the cross spectral density matrix of electromagnetic nonuniformly... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8111-8115 (2014)

Enhanced luminous efficiency of phosphor-converted LEDs by using back reflector to increase reflectivity for yellow light
To obtain high reflectivity over a broad range of green, yellow, and red light as well as blue light... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8104-8110 (2014)

Tomographic laser absorption spectroscopy using Tikhonov regularization
The application of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) to flames with nonhomogeneous... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 34, pp.8095-8103 (2014)

Characterization of atomization and breakup of acoustically levitated drops with digital holography
A digital holographic particle tracking velocimetry system is applied to quantitatively study the drop... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.A23-A31 (2015)

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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: 4 December 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)
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, Jung-Ping Liu, David D. Nolte
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • 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
Focus on Sandia National Laboratories (Invited Only)
  • Robert Boye
  • Published
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

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