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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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Compact camera for multispectral and conventional imaging based on patterned filters
A multispectral camera concept is presented. The concept is based on using a patterned filter in the focal... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.C64-C71 (2014)

Full domain-decomposition scheme for diffuse optical tomography of large-sized tissues with a combined CPU and GPU parallelization
The common approach to diffuse optical tomography is to solve a nonlinear and ill-posed inverse problem using... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2754-2765 (2014)

Characterization of the AWARE 10 two-gigapixel wide-field-of-view visible imager
System requirements for many military electro-optic and IR camera systems reflect the need for both... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.C54-C63 (2014)

Video rate nine-band multispectral short-wave infrared sensor
Short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging sensors are increasingly being used in surveillance and reconnaissance... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.C45-C53 (2014)

Sensitive birefringent temperature sensor based on a waveguide ring resonator
A sensitive birefringent thermometer based on a SiO2 waveguide ring resonator is demonstrated in... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2748-2753 (2014)

Tunable terahertz Kerr switching based on nonlinear polarization rotation in silicon waveguide
A compact and widely tunable terahertz (THz) all-optical Kerr switching using nonlinear polarization rotation... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2741-2747 (2014)

One-mirror and two-mirror three-dimensional optical scanners—position and accuracy of laser beam spot
This article presents several fundamental formulas for ray tracing in optical systems used in 3D optical... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2730-2740 (2014)

Topology optimization for optical projection lithography with manufacturing uncertainties
This article presents a topology optimization approach for micro- and nano-devices fabricated by optical... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2720-2729 (2014)

Development of solar concentrators for high-power solar-pumped lasers
We have developed unique solar concentrators for solar-pumped solid-state lasers to improve both efficiency... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2711-2719 (2014)

Spectroscopic diagnostics of morphological changes arising in thermal processing of polypropylene
Polypropylene is considered as a representative thermoplastic matrix for advanced composite materials that... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2702-2710 (2014)

Semi-open cavity in-fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometer for temperature measurement with ultra-high sensitivity
We demonstrate a semi-open cavity in-fiber Mach–Zehnder interferometer based on optical fiber tube... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2696-2701 (2014)

Up-taper-based Mach–Zehnder interferometer for temperature and strain simultaneous measurement
A novel all-fiber sensing configuration for simultaneous measurements of temperature and strain based on the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2691-2695 (2014)

Electrically modulated diffraction gratings in organic chromophore thin films
An electrically modulated diffraction grating has been demonstrated in poled polymer thin films containing... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 12, pp.2687-2690 (2014)

Call for Papers

Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 7 July 2014
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014

In Progress

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
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Correlation Optics
  • Oleg V. Angelsky, Greg Gbur, Anton Desyatnikov, Yoko Miyamoto, Steen Hanson, Tomasz Szoplik
  • Published
Optical Interference Coatings
  • Markus Tilsch, Detlev Ristau, Li Li, and Angela Piegari
  • Published
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials for Novel Photonic Applications
  • Partha Banerjee, Dean Evans, Wei Lee, Victor Reshetnyak, and Nelson Tansu
  • Published
Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Michael Gehm, David Gerwe, and Andrew Harvey
  • Published
Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Peter Catrysse, Francisco Imai, John Sheridan, and Dale Linne von berg
  • Published

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