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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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Rocking motion of an optical wing: theory
The intensity-dependent rocking frequency of an illuminated semicylindrical refractive rod (or... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.I1-I9 (2014)

Improvement method of integral imaging quality based on an aperture-tunable lens array
A method for improving the viewing quality of integral imaging (II) is proposed, based on using an... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5654-5659 (2014)

Carrier-suppressed return-to-zero to non-return-to-zero format conversion based on a single fiber Bragg grating with knife-shaped spectra
We propose a novel carrier-suppressed return-to-zero (CSRZ) to non-return-to-zero (NRZ) conversion scheme... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5649-5653 (2014)

Dynamics of CO2 laser pulse filamentation in air influenced by spectrally selective molecular absorption
The theoretical aspects of self-focusing and filamentation of high-power pulsed CO2 laser... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5641-5648 (2014)

Efficient simulation of intensity profile of light through subpixel-matched lenticular lens array for two- and four-view autostereoscopic liquid-crystal display: erratum
In our published paper [Appl. Opt.52, A356 (2013)10.1364/AO.52.00A356APOPAI0003-6935], a misprint occurred in... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5640-5640 (2014)

Investigation of a slope-point-based method for the design of aspheric surfaces in a catadioptric collimating optical system for a light-emitting diode source
The aim of this paper is to develop a straightforward rigorous and flexible computational method to determine... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H129-H139 (2014)

Carrier peak isolation from single interferogram using spectrum shift technique
This paper presents a new method to obtain a wrapped phase distribution from a single interferogram with a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5620-5631 (2014)

AlGaAs guided-wave second-harmonic generation at 2.23  μm from a quantum cascade laser
We demonstrate the frequency doubling of a quantum cascade laser in a multilayered, partially oxidized... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5615-5619 (2014)

Measurement of thickness distribution, optical constants, and roughness parameters of rough nonuniform ZnSe thin films
Epitaxial ZnSe thin films exhibiting two important defects, i.e., boundary roughness and thickness... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5606-5614 (2014)

Focal length measurement based on the wavefront difference method by a Fizeau interferometer
A method for measuring the focal length of the lens by a Fizeau interferometer is proposed. Based on the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5598-5605 (2014)

Spiral phase plate based on polymer dispersed liquid crystal for wide visible band applications
This study demonstrates helical wave fronts via a spiral phase plate based on polymer dispersed liquid... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5593-5597 (2014)

Wide-angle and ultrathin camera module using a curved hexagonal microlens array and all spherical surfaces
In this paper, we propose a wide-angle and thin camera module integrating the principles of an... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H121-H128 (2014)

Flexible polarimeter architecture based on a birefringent grating
A polarimeter architecture is presented based on a birefringent grating displayed onto a parallel-aligned... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5585-5592 (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: 8 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

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Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • 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
  • Published
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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