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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: 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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Adaptive exposure estimation for high dynamic range imaging applied to natural scenes and daylight skies
Digital imaging of natural scenes and optical phenomena present on them (such as shadows, twilights, and... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B241-B250 (2015)

Accurate projector calibration method by using an optical coaxial camera
Digital light processing (DLP) projectors have been widely utilized to project digital structured-light... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.789-795 (2015)

Investigation of optical and thermal properties of N-(alkyl-substituted) maleimides for use in zero–zero-birefringence polymer
N-(alkyl-substituted) maleimides (RMIs) were proposed as materials useful for the development of a... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.779-788 (2015)

Interference effect from noise on range-gated laser ranging and tracking system
Influence of high-repetition-rate noise on a range-gated laser ranging and tracking system (LRTS) is studied... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.770-778 (2015)

New technique for the reduction of helicity-correlated instrumental asymmetries in photoemitted beams of spin-polarized electrons
We present a new optical system that significantly reduces helicity-dependent instrumental intensity... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.763-769 (2015)

High-power spectral beam combining of linearly polarized Tm:fiber lasers
To date, high-power scaling of Tm:fiber lasers has been accomplished by maximizing the power from a single... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.757-762 (2015)

Mode-field adapter for tapered-fiber-bundle signal and pump combiners
We report on a novel mode-field adapter that is proposed to be incorporated inside tapered fused-fiber-bundle... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.751-756 (2015)

Stretched-pulse and solitonic operation of an all-fiber thulium/holmium-doped fiber laser
Stretched-pulse operation of a mode-locked thulium/holmium-doped fiber laser has been demonstrated using a... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.746-750 (2015)

Phase quality map based on local multi-unwrapped results for two-dimensional phase unwrapping
The efficiency of a phase unwrapping algorithm and the reliability of the corresponding unwrapped result are... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.739-745 (2015)

Tropospheric haze and colors of the clear daytime sky
To casual observers, haze’s visible effects on clear daytime skies may seem mundane: significant... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B232-B240 (2015)

Effect of soil temperature on optical frequency transfer through unidirectional dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing fiber-optic links
Results of optical frequency transfer over a carrier-grade dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing (DWDM)... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.728-738 (2015)

Full-field measurement of surface topographies and thin film stresses at elevated temperatures by digital gradient sensing method
Thin film stresses in thin film/substrate systems at elevated temperatures affect the reliability and safety... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.721-727 (2015)

High peak power 4.7  ns electro-optic cavity dumped TEM00 1342-nm Nd:YVO4 laser
We presented the first demonstration of a high-peak power few-nanosecond pulse 1342-nm Nd:YVO4... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.717-720 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Optical Design and Testing 2015
  • Yi-Chin Fang, Chao-Wen Liang, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang, Toyohiko Yatagai, James M. Zavisian
  • Submission opens: 15 March 2015; submission deadline: 15 May 2015

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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
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, and Jung-Ping Liu
  • 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
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

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