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Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

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About the Journal

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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Spectral measurement of birefringence using particle swarm optimization analysis
Measurement of birefringence is useful for the examination of technical and biological objects. One of the... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.76-84 (2015)

Initial conditions for dark soliton generation in normal-dispersion fiber lasers
We report results of numerical simulations on the various initial conditions for dark soliton generation in... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.71-75 (2015)

Design of a high-numerical-aperture digital micromirror device camera with high dynamic range
A high-NA imaging system with high dynamic range is presented based on a digital micromirror device (DMD).... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.60-70 (2015)

High-gain 1.3  μm GaInNAs semiconductor optical amplifier with enhanced temperature stability for all-optical signal processing at 10  Gb/s
We report on the complete experimental evaluation of a GaInNAs/GaAs (dilute nitride) semiconductor optical... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.46-52 (2015)

Support vector machine firefly algorithm based optimization of lens system
Lens system design is an important factor in image quality. The main aspect of the lens system design... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.37-45 (2015)

Analysis of experimental depolarizing Mueller matrices through a hybrid decomposition
We propose a new decomposition for depolarizing Mueller matrices. This decomposition, which consists of a... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.27-36 (2015)

Three-dimensional information encryption and anticounterfeiting using digital holography
In this work, arbitrary micro phase-step digital holography with optical interferometry and digital image... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.A84-A88 (2015)

One-way visibility using two parallel aerosol clouds
In this article, we experimentally and theoretically test the range of applicability of a patent that... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.12-17 (2015)

Stable single-polarization single-longitudinal-mode linear cavity erbium-doped fiber laser based on structured chirped fiber Bragg grating
A novel linear cavity erbium-doped fiber (EDF) laser based on a structured chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG)... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.6-11 (2015)

Mother-of-pearl cloud particle size and composition from aircraft-based photography of coloration and lidar measurements
During a Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas (SAGE)-III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE)-II science... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B140-B153 (2015)

Colors of thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park
The brilliant visible colors of various hot springs and pools in Yellowstone National Park are explained with... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B128-B139 (2015)

Radiant exposure level comparison between Gaussian and top hat beams in various scanning patterns
The radiant exposure of optical irradiation beams with different scanning parameters has been theoretically... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8585-8592 (2014)

Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite solar diffuser calibration and its challenges using a solar diffuser stability monitor
The reflective solar bands (RSB) of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8571-8584 (2014)

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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)
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)

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
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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