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Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN 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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Interferometer reference error suppression by the high-overlapping-density phase-stitching algorithm
The subaperture stitching interferometer is a flexible testing device that measures either... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H220-H226 (2014)

Formulation of the moiré fringes formed by superimposing linear gratings with slowly varying parameters
In this report we present formulation of moiré fringes that are formed by superimposing two basically... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6612-6618 (2014)

Quasi-retroreflection from corner cubes with refractive free-form surfaces
Quasi-retroreflection from corner-cube structures with a refractive free-form surface is studied. It is shown... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6605-6611 (2014)

Modeling the optical properties of nanocomposite media using effective transfer matrices
In this study we suggest an effective matrix method (EMM) for the optical modeling of nanocomposite media. We... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6598-6604 (2014)

Holographic memory system based on projection recording of computer-generated 1D Fourier holograms
Utilization of computer generation of holographic structures significantly simplifies the optical scheme that... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6591-6597 (2014)

Space-frequency analysis with parallel computing in a phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometer distributed sensor
For a phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometer (ϕ-OTDR) distributed sensor system,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6586-6590 (2014)

Bandwidth optimization of femtosecond pure-rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering by pump/Stokes spectral focusing
A simple spectral focusing scheme for bandwidth optimization of gas-phase rotational coherent anti-Stokes... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6579-6585 (2014)

Femtosecond fiber laser welding of dissimilar metals
In this paper, welding of dissimilar metals was demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6569-6578 (2014)

Fiber lasers and their applications [Invited]
Fiber lasers have seen progressive developments in terms of spectral coverage and linewidth, output power,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6554-6568 (2014)

Design and simulation of a nanoscale electro-plasmonic 1 × 2 switch based on asymmetric metal–insulator–metal stub filters
A compact nanoscale electro-plasmonic 1×2 switch based on asymmetrical... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6546-6553 (2014)

Electromagnetic sunscreen model: implementation and comparison between several methods: step-film model, differential method, Mie scattering, and scattering by a set of parallel cylinders
Sunscreens protect from UV radiation, a carcinogen also responsible for sunburns and age-associated dryness.... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6537-6545 (2014)

All-optical ultrafast XOR/XNOR logic gates, binary counter, and double-bit comparator with silicon microring resonators
We present designs of all-optical ultrafast YES/NOT, XOR/XNOR logic gates, binary counter, and double-bit... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6527-6536 (2014)

Real-time infrared target tracking based on ℓ1 minimization and compressive features
Tracking a target in infrared (IR) sequences is a challenging task because of low resolution, low... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 28, pp.6518-6526 (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
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: 10 September 2014

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Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw (Lead), Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Philip Laven
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
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)

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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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