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Optics Express

Optics Express


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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
2012 Impact Factor: 3.546

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A 60 Gb/s MDM-WDM Si photonic link with < 0.7 dB power penalty per channel
Mode-division-multiplexing (MDM) and wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) are employed simultaneously in a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18543-18555 (2014)

Passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser using evanescent field interaction with gold-nanosphere based saturable absorber
We demonstrate an all-fiber passively Q-switched erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) using a gold-nanosphere... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18537-18542 (2014)

Periodical energy oscillation and pulse splitting in sinusoidal volume holographic grating
This paper presents dynamical diffraction properties of a femtosecond pulse in a sinusoidal volume... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18527-18536 (2014)

Tunable distributed Bragg reflectors with wide-angle and broadband high-reflectivity using nanoporous/dense titanium dioxide film stacks for visible wavelength applications
Highly-tolerant distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs) based on the same materials consisting of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18519-18526 (2014)

Effects of silica nanoparticles on electro-optical properties of polymer-stabilized liquid crystals
We control the pretilt angle of liquid crystals (LCs) by simultaneously doping silica nanoparticles (SNs) and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18513-18518 (2014)

Quantitative modal analysis of optical power flow and energy loss in photonic structures with a dipole emission source
Fourier modal method based quantitative analysis method of optical power flow and energy loss in general... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18499-18512 (2014)

Anisotropy minimization via least squares method for transformation optics
In this work the least squares method is used to reduce anisotropy in transformation optics technique. To... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18490-18498 (2014)

Kilowatt Ytterbium-Raman fiber laser
A kilowatt-level Raman fiber laser is demonstrated with an integrated Ytterbium-Raman fiber amplifier... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18483-18489 (2014)

Multiplexing encoding method for full-color dynamic 3D holographic display
The multiplexing encoding method is proposed and demonstrated for reconstructing colorful images accurately... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18473-18482 (2014)

Slow surface plasmon pulse excitation in metal-insulator-metal plasmonic waveguide with chirped grating
A scheme for the excitation of slow surface plasmon pulses using photonic interband transition in a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18464-18472 (2014)

Field-dependent magneto-optical Kerr effect spectroscopy applied to the magnetic component diagnosis of a rubrene/Ni system
Polar magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) spectroscopy in the energy range from 1.75 eV to 5 eV at different... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18454-18463 (2014)

Multilayer Fresnel zone plates for high energy radiation resolve 21 nm features at 1.2 keV
X-ray microscopy is a successful technique with applications in several key fields. Fresnel zone plates... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18440-18453 (2014)

Monopole resonators in planar plasmonic metamaterials
We first present a new phenomenon: the quarter-wavelength resonance of an electromagnetic field in planar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 15, pp.18433-18438 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 December 2014
Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead), John M. Dudley, Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Submission Opens: 1 September 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 October 2014
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • Submissions Open: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 September 2014
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Submission Opens: 1 October 2014; Submission Deadline: 3 November 2014


Advanced Solid-State Lasers
  • Katia Gallo, Yoonchan Jeong, Thomas Sudmeyer
  • Published
Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics
  • Yung-Fu Chen, Frédéric Grillot, Marc Sciamanna
  • Published
Renewable Energy and the Environment
  • Olivier Deparis, John Koshel, Raavi Sai Santosh Kumar, Christian Seassal
  • Published
Nonlinear Optics 2013
  • Yanqing Lu, Takunori Taira, Jerry Dadap, Magnus Karlsson, and Nicolae Panoiu
  • Published
Laser Ignition Conference
  • Takunori Taira, Hirohide Furutani, Ernst Wintner, Fumiteru Akamatsu, Kunihiko Washio, Chunlei Guo, Robert Lucht
  • Published
Surface Plasmon Photonics (Invitation Only)
  • Pierre Berini, Javier Garcia de Abajo, Namkyoo Park, and Alexandre Bouhelier
  • 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

Design of red, green, blue transparent electrodes for flexible optical devices
Controlling the wavelength of electrodes within a desirable region is important in most optoelectronic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1257-A1269 (2014)

Design of antireflective nanostructures and optical coatings for next-generation multijunction photovoltaic devices
The successful development of multijunction photovoltaic devices with four or more subcells has placed... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1243-A1256 (2014)

Improvement of phosphor modeling based on the absorption of Stokes shifted light by a phosphor
We have found that the emission spectrum of phosphors measured in the powder state differs from that measured... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1237-A1242 (2014)

Light trapping efficiency of organic solar cells with large period photonic crystals
We study the optical properties of a 2D Photonic Crystal (PC) inserted in the upper ITO electrode of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1229-A1236 (2014)

Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns
InGaN/GaN-based solar cells with vertical-conduction feature on silicon substrates were fabricated by wafer... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1222-A1228 (2014)

Mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar for wind and temperature measurements in the stratosphere and lower mesosphere
A mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar based on the molecular double-edge technique is developed for measuring wind... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1203-A1221 (2014)

Parasitic loss suppression in photonic and plasmonic photovoltaic light trapping structures
In this paper, we examine the optical loss mechanisms and mitigation strategies in classical photovoltaic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1197-A1202 (2014)

Polarized light emitting diodes using silver nanoellipsoids
We investigate the polarizing properties of periodic array of silver nanoellipsoids placed on top of a planar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1190-A1196 (2014)

Light trapping in ZnO nanowire arrays covered with an absorbing shell for solar cells
The absorption properties of ZnO nanowire arrays covered with a semiconducting absorbing shell for extremely... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1174-A1189 (2014)

Enhanced performance of InGaN/GaN multiple-quantum-well light-emitting diodes grown on nanoporous GaN layers
We demonstrate the high efficiency of InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells (MQWs) light-emitting diode (LED)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1164-A1173 (2014)

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Nanoscale surface tracking of laser material processing using phase shifting diffraction interferometry

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Active hyperspectral imaging using a quantum cascade laser (QCL) array and digital-pixel focal plane array (DFPA) camera

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