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Optics Express


About the Journal

The original all-electronic, open-access optics journal, Optics Express (OpEx) is known for its rapid time to publication and high Impact Factor. OpEx publishes peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics.

Editor-in-Chief: Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University
eISSN: 1094-4087
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, Bi-weekly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 3.525

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Sound emission from the gas of molecular superrotors
We use an optical centrifuge to deposit a controllable amount of rotational energy into dense molecular... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8603-8608 (2015)

Modelling and optimization of continuous-wave external cavity Raman lasers
We report an analytical model describing power and efficiency of a 23 W quasi-continuous-wave diamond Raman... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8590-8602 (2015)

Broadband molecular sensing with a tapered spoof plasmon waveguide
Unambiguous identification of low concentration chemical mixtures can be performed by broadband enhanced... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8583-8589 (2015)

Surface plasmon resonance sensor based on D-shaped microstructured optical fiber with hollow core
To solve the phase matching and analyte filling problems in the microstructured optical fiber (MOF)-based... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8576-8582 (2015)

Dual view capsule endoscopic lens design
A dual view capsule endoscopic (DVCE) lens is proposed with front view and back view functions. This is a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8565-8575 (2015)

Exploiting the dispersion of the double-negative-index fishnet metamaterial to create a broadband low-profile metallic lens
Metamaterial lenses with close values of permittivity and permeability usually display low reflection losses... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8555-8564 (2015)

Scalar diffraction modeling of multispectral forward scatter patterns from bacterial colonies
A theoretical model for spectral forward scatter patterns from a bacterial colony based on elastic light... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8545-8554 (2015)

All-optical Q-switching limiter for high-power gigahertz modelocked diode-pumped solid-state lasers
Passively modelocked diode-pumped solid-state lasers (DPSSLs) with pulse repetition rates in the gigahertz... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8532-8544 (2015)

Powers of the degree of coherence
We establish conditions under which a legitimate degree of coherence of a statistically stationary beam-like... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8519-8531 (2015)

Revealing carrier-envelope phase through frequency mixing and interference in frequency resolved optical gating
We demonstrate that full temporal characterisation of few-cycle electromagnetic pulses, including retrieval... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8507-8518 (2015)

High energy green nanosecond and picosecond pulse delivery through a negative curvature fiber for precision micro-machining
In this paper we present an anti-resonant guiding, low-loss Negative Curvature Fiber (NCF) for the efficient... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8498-8506 (2015)

1310 nm hybrid InP/InGaAsP on silicon distributed feedback laser with high side-mode suppression ratio
We report on the design, fabrication and performance of a hetero-integrated III-V on silicon distributed... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8489-8497 (2015)

Equivalence of data fusion and simultaneous retrieval
A new method for the data fusion of atmospheric vertical profiles, referred to as complete fusion, is... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8476-8488 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Control of Radiative Processes for Energy Conversion and Harvesting
  • Peter Bermel, Svetlana Boriskina, Karl Joulain, Zongfu Yu
  • Submission opens: 15 May 2015; Submission deadline: 15 June 2015

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Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2014
  • Kenneth Schepler, Katia Gallo, F. Ömer Ilday, Yoonchan Jeong, Shibin Jiang, Takunori Taira
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Published
Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • Published
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Published
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • Published

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Energy Express

Energy Express is a special bi-monthly supplement dedicated to rapid developments in optics for sustainable energy.

Submissions are encouraged in areas that encompass the science and engineering of light and its impact on sustainable energy development, the environment, and green technologies.

Recently Published Energy Express Articles

Structural study and Raman scattering analysis of Cu2ZnSiTe4 bulk crystals
Bulk crystals of Cu2ZnSiTe4 (CZSiTe) have been prepared by modified Bridgman method and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1936-A1943 (2014)

Design of efficient LED optics with two free-form surfaces
Most LED illumination applications require generation of complex light patterns for which the secondary... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1926-A1935 (2014)

Numerical method for an analysis of nonlinear light propagation in photorefractive media - time nonlocal approach
Nonlinear light propagation in photorefractive media can be analyzed by numerical methods. The presented... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1907-A1925 (2014)

Superlattice photonic crystal as broadband solar absorber for high temperature operation
A high performance solar absorber using a 2D tantalum superlattice photonic crystal (PhC) is proposed and its... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1895-A1906 (2014)

Self-tracking solar concentrator with an acceptance angle of 32°
Solar concentration has the potential to decrease the cost associated with solar cells by replacing the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1880-A1894 (2014)

Thermoresponsive scattering coating for smart white LEDs
White light emitting diode (LED) systems, capable of lowering the color temperature of emitted light on... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1868-A1879 (2014)

P-side-up thin-film AlGaInP-based light emitting diodes with direct ohmic contact of an ITO layer with a GaP window layer
A twice wafer-transfer technique can be used to fabricate high-brightness p-side-up thin-film AlGaInP-based... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1862-A1867 (2014)

Photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation with linear gradient Al composition dodecagon faceted AlGaN/n-GaN electrode
We demonstrated photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) with dodecagon faceted AlGaN/n-GaN heterostructure... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1853-A1861 (2014)

High efficiency of photon-to-heat conversion with a 6-layered metal/dielectric film structure in the 250-1200 nm wavelength region
The optical properties and thermal stability of a 6-layered metal/dielectric film structure are investigated... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1843-A1852 (2014)

Roll-to-roll embossing of optical linear Fresnel lens polymer film for solar concentration
Roll-to-roll manufacturing has been proven to be a high-throughput and low-cost technology for continuous... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1835-A1842 (2014)