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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
2013 Impact Factor: 1.649

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Energy coupling in short pulse laser solid interactions and its impact for space debris removal
Significant advances have been made over the last decade to improve the performance, efficiency, and contrast... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.I41-I44 (2014)

Generation of phase-shifting algorithms with N arbitrarily spaced phase-steps
Phase-shifting (PS) is an important technique for phase retrieval in interferometry (and three-dimensional... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7168-7176 (2014)

Procedure for measuring simultaneously the solar and visible properties of glazing with complex internal or external structures
Accurate solar and visual transmittances of materials in which surfaces or internal structures are complex... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7157-7167 (2014)

In-band pumped polarized, narrow-linewidth Er:YAG laser at 1645  nm
We report a polarized, narrow-linewidth Er:YAG laser operating at 1645 nm, in-band pumped by a... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7153-7156 (2014)

Directed transfer of microwave radiation in sliding-mode plasma waveguides produced by ultraviolet laser in atmospheric air
Experiments have been performed at hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility GARPUN-MTW to develop a novel... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.I31-I40 (2014)

Asymptotic theory of a large fiber-laser array passive phase locking
Coherent laser beam combining is a potentially attractive way to increase the combined beam brightness beyond... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 31, pp.I23-I30 (2014)

Polarization and visibility of higher-order rainbows
The degree of polarization of rainbows of order k with k≥3 is bounded in the interval [75%, 78%],... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B35-B40 (2015)

Photographic observation of a natural fifth-order rainbow
A photograph has been obtained of a natural fifth-order (quinary) rainbow. The photograph was acquired on 8... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B26-B34 (2015)

Common-path and compact wavefront diagnosis system based on cross grating lateral shearing interferometer
A common-path and compact wavefront diagnosis system for both continuous and transient wavefronts measurement... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7144-7152 (2014)

Accurate frequency noise measurement of free-running lasers
We present a simple method to accurately measure the frequency noise power spectrum of lasers. It relies on... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7138-7143 (2014)

Scalable pumping approach for extracting the maximum TEM00 solar laser power
A scalable TEM00 solar laser pumping approach is composed of four pairs of first-stage Fresnel... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7129-7137 (2014)

Simplified phase-recovery method in temporal speckle pattern interferometry
A simplified method for object phase recovering is implemented in temporal speckle pattern interferometry... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7120-7128 (2014)

Research on object-plane constraints and hologram expansion in phase retrieval algorithms for continuous-wave terahertz inline digital holography reconstruction
In terahertz inline digital holography, zero-order diffraction light and conjugate images can cause the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 30, pp.7112-7119 (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

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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)
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, Jung-Ping Liu, David D. Nolte
  • 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)


Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Published
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Published
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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