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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
2013 Impact Factor: 1.649

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Spectrum sensing of trace C2H2 detection in differential optical absorption spectroscopy technique
An improved algorithm for trace C2H2 detection is presented in this paper. The trace... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 26, pp.5860-5864 (2014)

Fast switching of nematic liquid crystals over a wide temperature range using a vertical bias electric field
We propose a drive scheme using a three-terminal electrode structure for submillisecond switching of nematic... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 26, pp.5856-5859 (2014)

Rapid scanning terahertz time-domain magnetospectroscopy with a table-top repetitive pulsed magnet
We have performed terahertz time-domain magnetospectroscopy by combining a rapid scanning terahertz... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 26, pp.5850-5855 (2014)

Subsurface damage of fused silica lapped by fixed-abrasive diamond pellets
Minimizing subsurface damage (SSD) is in high demand for optics during grinding, lapping, and polishing. A... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 26, pp.5841-5849 (2014)

Curved remote phosphor structure for phosphor-converted white LEDs
A phosphor-converted light emitting diode with curved remote phosphor layer was obtained in this study. By... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H160-H164 (2014)

Depth-expression characteristics of multi-projection 3D display systems [Invited]
A multi-projection display consists of multiple projection units. Because of the large amount of data, a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 27, pp.G198-G208 (2014)

Advanced signaling technologies for high-speed digital fiber-optic links
We summarize the most recent research of the Georgia Tech Terabit Optical Networking Consortium and the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5824-5840 (2014)

Biphotonic holographic grating recordings for different polarization configurations in spirooxazine-doped polymers
Spirooxazine-doped polymers exhibit a fast photochromism response and high polarization sensitivity after... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5815-5823 (2014)

Multi-image acquisition-based distance sensor using agile laser spot beam
We present a novel laser-based distance measurement technique that uses multiple-image-based spatial... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5807-5814 (2014)

Precision of frequency scanning interferometry distance measurements in the presence of noise
A lower limit—the Cramér–Rao bound—on the variance of frequency scanning... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5800-5806 (2014)

Study of optical design of Blu-ray pickup head system with a liquid crystal element
This paper proposes a newly developed optical design and an active compensation method for a Blu-ray pickup... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 29, pp.H153-H159 (2014)

Applications of digital holographic microscopy in therapeutic evaluation of Chinese herbal medicines
Therapeutic use of Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) is a new approach to treat neurodegenerative diseases,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 27, pp.G192-G197 (2014)

Discrete-dipole approximation model for control and optimization of a holographic metamaterial antenna
Since the discovery of materials with negative refractive index, widely known as metamaterials, it has been... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 25, pp.5791-5799 (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

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)
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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