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Advances in Optics and Photonics encompasses comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. Authoritative content covers advances in optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications. Submissions of long reviews and tutorials are invited only.
Editor-in-Chief: Bahaa E. A. Saleh, University of Central Florida
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publishing; Quarterly issues
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The Talbot effect: recent advances in classical optics, nonlinear optics, and quantum optics
The Talbot effect, also referred to as self-imaging or lensless imaging, is of the phenomena manifested by a... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.83-130 (2013)
Theory of Molecular Nonlinear Optics
The theory of molecular nonlinear optics based on the sum-over-states (SOS) model is reviewed. The... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.4-82 (2013)
From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism
Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 5 Issue 1, pp.ED1-ED3 (2013)
Selected Review Articles from OSA JournalsThe following review articles appear in recent issues of OSA journals.
Applied Optics Golden Anniversary Commemorative Reviews: introduction
Applied Optics presents three special issues to end its retrospective of Applied Optics’ 50 years. The... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.CR1-CR3 (2013)
Computerized interferometric surface measurements [Invited]
The addition of electronics, computers, and software to interferometry has enabled enormous improvements in... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.1-8 (2013)
50 years of optics research [Invited]
The 50-year life span of Applied Optics covers also approximately the time I have been engaged in optics. I... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.9-19 (2013)
Fourier fringe analysis and its application to metrology of extreme physical phenomena: a review [Invited]
The paper reviews a technique for fringe analysis referred to as Fourier fringe analysis (FFA) or the Fourier... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.20-29 (2013)
From speckle pattern photography to digital holographic interferometry [Invited]
Speckles are inherently an interference phenomenon produced when an optically rough surface or a turbulent... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.30-44 (2013)
Phase retrieval algorithms: a personal tour [Invited]
This paper gives the reader a personal tour through the field of phase retrieval and related works that lead... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.45-56 (2013)
Reflections on a career in Optics at San Diego State University [Invited]
As part of the 50 year celebration of Applied Optics, the Optical Society has recognized the 50 most... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.57-60 (2013)
Pattern-integrated interference [Invited]
Pattern-integrated interference (PII) is described as a logical progression starting from the primary... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.61-72 (2013)
Optical interference coatings for optics and photonics [Invited]
Optical interference coatings play as an important role in the progress in optics and photonics. In this... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 1, pp.73-81 (2013)
Cylindrical lenses—focusing and imaging: a review [Invited]
Focusing by an aberration-free cylindrical lens is analyzed in the paraxial Fresnel and Debye approximations,... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.538-545 (2013)
Toward a super imaging system [Invited]
This paper deals with the fast-developing area of computational photography where a combination of imaging... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.561-566 (2013)
Half a century of optics in computing—a personal perspective [Invited]
Optical signal processing and computing was triggered by the invention of the laser. Starting practically in... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.600-612 (2013)
Coherent and incoherent synthetic-aperture imaging ladars and laboratory-space experimental demonstrations [Invited]
This paper reviews our studies on coherent and incoherent synthetic-aperture imaging ladars (SAILs). Using... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.579-599 (2013)
Seeing through turbidity with harmonic holography [Invited]
The ability to see inside the body noninvasively is indispensable in modern biology and medicine. Optical... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.567-578 (2013)
Advances in three-dimensional integral imaging: sensing, display, and applications [Invited]
Three-dimensional (3D) sensing and imaging technologies have been extensively researched for many... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.546-560 (2013)
Silicon nanophotonic devices for chip-scale optical communication applications [Invited]
This paper reviews recent work in the area of silicon photonic devices and circuits for monolithic and... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 4, pp.613-624 (2013)
Studies on some of the inherent optical properties of natural waters [Invited]
The author’s experimental activities in ocean optics that are related to the inherent optical... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 5, pp.930-939 (2013)
List of problems for future research in generalized Lorenz–Mie theories and related topics, review and prospectus [Invited]
The expression “generalized Lorenz–Mie theories” generically denotes a class of... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 5, pp.897-916 (2013)
Genesis and evolution of polarization of light in the ocean [Invited]
The radiative transfer of sunlight through the deep oceans of the world is a complex and only partially... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 5, pp.940-948 (2013)
Review of ultrafast fluorescence polarization spectroscopy [Invited]
A review is presented on the theory, experiment, and application of the ultrafast fluorescence polarization... Applied Optics, Vol. 52 Issue 5, pp.917-929 (2013)
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