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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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Measurement of fog and haze extinction characteristics and availability evaluation of free space optical link under the sea surface environment
Fog and haze can lead to changes in extinction characteristics. Therefore, the performance of the free space... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.1015-1026 (2015)

Vanishing tilt-to-length coupling for a singular case in two-beam laser interferometers with Gaussian beams
The omnipresent tilt-to-length coupling in two-beam laser interferometers, frequently a nuisance in precision... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.1010-1014 (2015)

Wideband slab photonic crystal waveguides for slow light using differential optofluidic infiltration
A new type of wideband slow light with a large delay bandwidth product in a slab photonic crystal waveguide... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.1002-1009 (2015)

Calibration method of microgrid polarimeters with image interpolation
Microgrid polarimeters have large advantages over conventional polarimeters because of the snapshot nature... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.995-1001 (2015)

Aberrations measurement of freeform spectacle lenses based on Hartmann wavefront technology
Freeform spectacle lenses have been popularized in the past few years. Traditional evaluation methods only... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.986-994 (2015)

Adaptive optics vision simulation and perceptual learning system based on a 35-element bimorph deformable mirror
An adaptive optics visual simulation combined with a perceptual learning (PL) system based on a 35-element... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 5, pp.979-985 (2015)

Light and color in the open air: Introduction to the feature issue
This is a feature issue devoted to optical phenomena in nature. Many of the papers published in this feature... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.LC1-LC2 (2015)

Measurements of skylight polarization: a case study in urban region with high-loading aerosol
We investigate skylight polarization patterns in an urban region using our developed full-Stokes imaging... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.B256-B265 (2015)

High-numerical-aperture high-reflectivity focusing reflectors using concentric circular high-contrast gratings
We present a concise approach to design focusing reflectors using concentric circular subwavelength... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.973-978 (2015)

Automatic inspection of density in yarn-dyed fabrics by utilizing fabric light transmittance and Fourier analysis
Yarn density measurement is a significant part of yarn-dyed fabric analysis, traditionally based on... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.966-972 (2015)

Optical properties and residual stress in Nb-Si composite films prepared by magnetron cosputtering
This paper investigates Nb-Si metal composite films with various proportions of niobium in comparison to pure... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.959-965 (2015)

Z-scan measurement of the nonlinear refractive index of Nd3+, Y3+-codoped CaF2 and SrF2 crystals
By performing the Z-scan measurements at 800 nm using a femtosecond pulsed laser, we are able to... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.953-958 (2015)

Modified rod-in-tube for high-NA tellurite glass fiber fabrication: materials and technologies
In this paper, we report the whole fabrication process for high-numerical aperture (NA) tellurite glass... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 4, pp.946-952 (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

In Progress

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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