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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: 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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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)

High-power all-fiberized superfluorescent source with distributed side-coupled cladding-pumped fiber
An all-fiberized broadband superfluorescent source based on a distributed side-coupled cladding-pumped... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8564-8570 (2014)

Telescopic horizon scanning
The problem of “distortionless” viewing with terrestrial telescopic systems (mainly... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8556-8563 (2014)

Capability of long distance 100  GHz FMCW using a single GDD lamp sensor
Millimeter wave (MMW)-based imaging systems are required for applications in medicine, homeland security,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8549-8555 (2014)

GHz high power Yb-doped picosecond fiber laser and supercontinuum generation
We demonstrated a 97 W all-fiber picosecond master oscillator power amplifier seeding by an actively... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8544-8548 (2014)

Gluing for Raman lidar systems using the lamp mapping technique
In the context of combined analog and photon counting (PC) data acquisition in a Lidar system, glue... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8535-8543 (2014)

Toward optical-tweezers-based force microscopy for airborne microparticles
Optical tweezers have found widespread application in biological and colloidal physics for the measurement of... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8522-8534 (2014)

Fast calculation method of a CGH for a patch model using a point-based method
Holography is three-dimensional display technology. Computer-generated holograms (CGHs) are created by... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 1, pp.A76-A83 (2015)

Three-dimensional facial recognition using passive long-wavelength infrared polarimetric imaging
We use a polarimetric camera to record the Stokes parameters and the degree of linear polarization of... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8514-8521 (2014)

Measuring two-dimensional profiles of beam spots in a high-density spot array for a maskless lithography system
We measure two-dimensional (2D) profiles of beam spots in a high-density spot array for a maskless... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8507-8513 (2014)

Spectral shaping of an all-fiber torsional acousto-optic tunable filter
Spectral shaping of an all-fiber torsional acousto-optic (AO) tunable filter is studied. The technique is... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8499-8506 (2014)

Observation, analysis, and reconstruction of a twinned rainbow
A photograph of a twinned rainbow, obtained on 11 May, 2012, in Dresden, Germany, is precisely calibrated... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B117-B127 (2015)

Improvement in angular color uniformity of white light-emitting diodes using screen-printed multilayer phosphor-in-glass
Angular color uniformity (ACU) is a key optical property of white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs) and high ACU... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 36, pp.8492-8498 (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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