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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
2012 Impact Factor: 1.689

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Hologram authentication based on a secure watermarking algorithm using cellular automata
A secure watermarking algorithm for hologram authentication is presented in this paper. The algorithm... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 27, pp.G64-G73 (2014)

Recent advances in digital holography [Invited]
This article presents an overview of recent advances in the field of digital holography, ranging from... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 27, pp.G44-G63 (2014)

Mode-field adaptor between large-mode-area fiber and single-mode fiber based on fiber tapering and thermally expanded core technique
We report a method to fabricate a mode-field adaptor (MFA) for a large-mode-area (LMA) fiber and single-mode... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5053-5057 (2014)

Statistical detection of resolved targets in background clutter using optical/infrared imagery
The use of optics to detect targets has been around for a long time. Early attempts at automatic target... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5042-5052 (2014)

Temperature-insensitive optical fiber refractometer based on multimode interference in two cascaded no-core square fibers
A temperature-insensitive optical fiber refractometer, based on multimode interference in no-core square... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5037-5041 (2014)

Innovative design of light collimator based on a freeform microlens array
In developing a daylighting system, the overall system efficiency is crucial. In the daylighting system,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H35-H43 (2014)

Design and analysis of wearable pupillometer for autonomic neuropathy of diabetic patients
Diabetes is a familiar disease in modern society. In the early stage of diabetes, symptoms are unobvious, but... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H27-H34 (2014)

Reference-free beam-sampling system for freeform surface measurements
Freeform optical elements have wide applications in optics, manufacturing, and precision industries. Due to... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H20-H26 (2014)

Diffraction phase microscopy: monitoring nanoscale dynamics in materials science [Invited]
Quantitative phase imaging (QPI) utilizes the fact that the phase of an imaging field is much more sensitive... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 27, pp.G33-G43 (2014)

Real-time measurement of dynamic accelerations with optical-fiber accelerometer based on polarization analysis
This paper presents a novel technique for the measurement of accelerations using an optical-fiber... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5029-5036 (2014)

Terahertz wave polarization beam splitter using a cascaded multimode interference structure
A terahertz wave polarization beam splitter, based on two cascaded multimode interference structures with... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5024-5028 (2014)

Determination of absorption coefficient based on laser beam thermal blooming in gas-filled tube
Thermal blooming of a laser beam propagating in a gas-filled tube is investigated both analytically and... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5016-5023 (2014)

Numerical simulator of atmospherically distorted phase screen for multibeam time-dependent scenario
A numerical simulator of a turbulence phase screen based on turbulence power spectrum density is described in... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.5008-5015 (2014)

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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: 1 December 2014
Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw (Lead), Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Philip Laven
  • Submission Opens: 15 July 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, Jung-Ping Liu, David D. Nolte
  • Submissions Open: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014

In Progress

Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
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
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Focus on Inst. Research at Georgia Tech (Invited Only)
  • Gisele Bennett
  • Published
Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Francisco Imai, Torbjørn Skauli, Shoji Tomianga, Dale C. Linne von berg, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Published

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