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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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Spectral properties of molecular iodine in absorption cells filled to specified saturation pressure
We present the results of measurement and evaluation of spectral properties of iodine absorption cells filled... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7435-7441 (2014)

Modal processing of Hartmann and Shack–Hartmann patterns by means of a least squares fitting of the transverse aberrations
Instead of measuring the wavefront deformations, Hartmann and Shack–Hartmann tests measure wavefront... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7422-7434 (2014)

Interferometric three-dimensional single molecule localization microscopy using a single high-numerical-aperture objective
Interferometric detection of the fluorescence emission from a single molecule [interferometric photoactivated... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7415-7421 (2014)

Super-resolution radially polarized-light pupil-filtering confocal sensing technology
Radially polarized beams can be focused to a tighter spot in the focal plane with a high numerical-aperture... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7407-7414 (2014)

Active optical zoom system
In this work, we propose an active optical zoom system. The zoom module of the system is formed by a liquid... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7402-7406 (2014)

Diffuse optics using a dual window fast-gated counter
In this paper we demonstrate the advantages of a fast-gated counter in achieving high count-rate and reducing... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7394-7401 (2014)

Principal-vector-directed fringe-tracking technique
Fringe tracking is one of the most straightforward techniques for analyzing a single fringe pattern. This... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7381-7393 (2014)

Fabrication of long-focal-length plano–convex microlens array by combining the micro-milling and injection molding processes
A uniform plano–convex spherical microlens array with a long focal length was fabricated by combining... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7369-7380 (2014)

Mechanisms and kinetics of short pulse laser-induced destruction of silver-containing nanoparticles in multicomponent silicate photo-thermo-refractive glass
Photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass is a photosensitive multi-component silicate glass that is commercially... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7362-7368 (2014)

Correcting large lens radial distortion using epipolar constraint
It is necessary to correct lens distortion for building 3D models from multiple 2D images. Lens distortion is... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7355-7361 (2014)

A proposal for a collecting mirror assembly for large divergence x-ray sources
We propose a new type of collecting mirror assembly (CMA) for x rays, which will enable us to build a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7348-7354 (2014)

Effect of assembling errors on the diffraction efficiency for multilayer diffractive optical elements
Based on the expression function of diffraction efficiency, and the phase delay function of diffractive... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7341-7347 (2014)

Special subpixel arrangement-based 3D display with high horizontal resolution
A special subpixel arrangement-based 3D display is proposed. This display consists of a 2D display panel and... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.7337-7340 (2014)

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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

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Light and Color in the Open Air
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  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
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Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
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Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
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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
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Focus on Inst. Research at Georgia Tech (Invited Only)
  • Gisele Bennett
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Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Francisco Imai, Torbjørn Skauli, Shoji Tomianga, Dale C. Linne von berg, Zeev Zalevsky
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