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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
2012 Impact Factor: 1.689

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Simulating translation-induced laser speckle dynamics in photon Doppler velocimetry
Historically, single-beam optical velocimetry has been limited to measuring only the component of velocity... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 21, pp.4661-4668 (2014)

Effects of wind-driven telescope vibrations on measurements of turbulent angle-of-arrival fluctuations
Turbulence in the atmospheric refractive-index field causes optical angle-of-arrival (AOA) fluctuations that... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 21, pp.4651-4660 (2014)

Efficient speckle reduction for a laser illuminating on a micro-vibrated paper screen
We have demonstrated an efficient speckle reduction method for laser illumination using a micro-vibrated... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.E38-E46 (2014)

Influences of laser source on phase-sensitivity optical time-domain reflectometer-based distributed intrusion sensor
This paper investigates the influences of laser source on distributed intrusion sensor based on a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 21, pp.4645-4650 (2014)

Laser beam homogenizing system design for photoluminescence
Based on waveguide coupling technology, we set a kaleidoscope homogenizer to get an intensity redistributed... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 21, pp.4637-4644 (2014)

Model-based phase shifting interferometry
A general method of surface profiling with phase-shifting interferometry techniques uses iterative linear... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 21, pp.4628-4636 (2014)

Multi-stable variable optical attenuator based on a liquid crystal gel-filled photonic crystal fiber
This work demonstrates a multi-stable variable optical attenuator (VOA) that is fabricated by infiltrating a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.E51-E55 (2014)

Anisotropy of acousto-optic figure of merit in optically isotropic media
We suggest a new approach for analyzing spatial anisotropy of an acousto-optic figure of merit (AOFM). The... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 20, pp.4616-4627 (2014)

High-fidelity all-fiber amplification of a gain-switched laser diode
We demonstrate a multistage erbium fiber amplifier seeded by a gain-switched laser diode operating at a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 20, pp.4611-4615 (2014)

Quadrature laser interferometer for in-line thickness measurement of glass panels using a current modulation technique
A thickness measurement system is proposed for in-line inspection of thickness variation of flat glass... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 20, pp.4604-4610 (2014)

Basic slit spectroscope reveals three-dimensional scenes through diagonal slices of hyperspectral cubes
A basic slit spectroscope is usually held close to the eye to produce the spectrum of a single slit view.... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 20, pp.4594-4603 (2014)

Exploring a photo-acousto-optic effect for noncontacting photoacoustic sensing
To avoid the use of ultrasound transducers and coupling gel in photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), we propose... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 22, pp.E47-E50 (2014)

Efficient descriptor of histogram of salient edge orientation map for finger vein recognition
Finger vein images are rich in orientation and edge features. Inspired by the edge histogram descriptor... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 20, pp.4585-4593 (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
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging (Invited Only)
  • Yoshio Hayasaki
  • 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)
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)


Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Francisco Imai, Torbjørn Skauli, Shoji Tomianga, Dale C. Linne von berg, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Published
Correlation Optics
  • Oleg V. Angelsky, Greg Gbur, Anton Desyatnikov, Yoko Miyamoto, Steen Hanson, Tomasz Szoplik
  • Published

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