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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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Virtual camera calibration using optical design software
Camera calibration is a critical step in many vision applications. It is a delicate and complex process that... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2822-2827 (2014)

Fast and noninterpolating method for subpixel displacement analysis of digital speckle images using phase shifts of spatial frequency spectra
A fast noninterpolation method for calculating displacement of digital speckle images with subpixel precision... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2806-2814 (2014)

High-efficiency fused-silica reflection grism
A fused-silica reflection grism (combination of grating and prism) based on the phenomenon of total internal... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2802-2805 (2014)

Prism-pair interferometer for precise measurement of the refractive index of optical glass by using a spectrum lamp
A prism-pair interferometer for a spectrum lamp was developed for precise measurement of the refractive index... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2793-2801 (2014)

Designing pictorial stimuli for perceptual experiments
The effects of design decisions in the development of systems that generate images for human consumption,... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.C72-C82 (2014)

Multiple-channel guided mode resonance Brewster filter with controllable spectral separation
In this work, a single-layer, multiple-channel guided mode resonance (GMR) Brewster filter with controllable... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2787-2792 (2014)

Simultaneous reconstruction of multiple depth images without off-focus points in integral imaging using a graphics processing unit
The reconstruction of multiple depth images with a ray back-propagation algorithm in three-dimensional (3D)... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2777-2786 (2014)

Conoscopic analysis of electric field driven planar aligned nematic liquid crystal
This paper illustrates the conoscopic observation of a molecular reconstruction occurring across a nematic... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2773-2776 (2014)

Light-modulating pressure sensor with integrated flexible organic light-emitting diode
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are used almost exclusively for display purposes. Even when implemented... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2766-2772 (2014)

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)

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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
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • Submission Deadline: 1 June 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

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