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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: Ronald Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems
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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Analysis of compressive sensing with optical mixing using a spatial light modulator
Compressive sensing (CS) in a photonic link has a high potential for acquisition of wideband sparse signals.... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.1894-1899 (2015)

Temperature dependence of a refractive index sensor based on a macrobending micro-plastic optical fiber
We investigate the temperature dependence of a refractive index (RI) sensor based on a macrobending... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.1890-1893 (2015)

Retrieval of temperature from a multiple-channel Rayleigh-scatter lidar using an optimal estimation method
The measurement of temperature in the middle atmosphere with Rayleigh-scatter lidars is an important... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.1872-1889 (2015)

Modal processing of Hartmann and Shack–Hartmann patterns by means of a least squares fitting of the transverse aberrations: erratum
In the previously published paper [Appl. Opt.53, 7422 (2014)10.1364/AO.53.007422APOPAI1559-128X], we had an... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.1870-1871 (2015)

Calibration optimization of laser-induced deflection signal for measuring absorptance of laser components
Different configurations of the laser-induced deflection (LID) technique have been developed recently to... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.1861-1869 (2015)

Time-resolved 2D shrinkage field of dental resins using laser interferometry
A Michelson interferometer-based approach was developed to accurately measure the axial shrinkage dynamics... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1852-1860 (2015)

Noise reduction and accuracy improvement in optical-penetration-based silkworm gender identification
This work proposes and experimentally demonstrates a very high-accuracy optical-penetration-based silkworm... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1844-1851 (2015)

Phase shift steps extraction and phase shift error correction in partially coherent illuminated phase-shifting digital holography
An algorithm is proposed for extraction of the unknown phase shift steps and correction of the phase shift... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1839-1843 (2015)

Composite Yb:YAG/Cr4+:YAG/YAG crystal passively Q-switched lasers at 1030  nm
We experimentally demonstrate efficient passively Q-switched bulk lasers with composite... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1834-1838 (2015)

Induced deflagellation of Isochrysis microalgae in a near-infrared optical trap
We report on the observation of an in situ deflagellation of an Isochrysis microalgae cell with a... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1827-1833 (2015)

300  mm ruling engine producing gratings and echelles under interferometric control in China
The designs of 300 mm ruling engine producing gratings and echelles under ... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1819-1826 (2015)

Optical diffraction properties of multimicrogratings
This paper presents the results of optical diffraction properties of multimicrograting structures fabricated... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1808-1818 (2015)

Optical security validation using Michelson interferometer
We propose an improved interference-based encoding that is suitable for security validation application. Two... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 7, pp.1802-1807 (2015)

Call for Papers

Optical Design and Testing 2015
  • Yi-Chin Fang, Chao-Wen Liang, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang, Toyohiko Yatagai, James M. Zavisian
  • Submission opens: 15 March 2015; submission deadline: 15 May 2015

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Imaging Systems and Signal Recovery
  • Gisele Bennett, Christy Fernandez-Cull, David Gerwe, Michael Kriss, Edmund Lam, Zeev Zalevsky
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)


Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, and Philip Laven
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, and Jung-Ping Liu
  • Published
Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Published
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang, Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • Published
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • Published
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Published
Focus on Sandia National Laboratories (Invited Only)
  • Robert Boye
  • 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

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