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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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Exploiting the image of the surface reflectivity to measure refractive index profiling for various optical fibers
A direct image method of surface reflectivities on a cleaved fiber end with a filtered halogen lamp and a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11755-11762 (2015)

Determining the orientation of transition moments and depolarization by fluorescence polarizing angle spectrum
In this paper, fluorescence polarizing angle spectrum, combined with degree of polarization(DOP), is proposed... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11748-11754 (2015)

GaSb-based mid infrared photonic crystal surface emitting lasers
We demonstrated for the first time above room temperature (RT) GaSb-based mid-infrared photonic crystal... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11741-11747 (2015)

Nonlinear phase noise mitigation in phase-sensitive amplified transmission systems
We investigate the impact of in-line amplifier noise in transmission systems amplified by two-mode... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11724-11740 (2015)

Linear optics, Raman scattering, and spin noise spectroscopy
Spin noise spectroscopy (SNS) is a new method for studying magnetic resonance and spin dynamics that has... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11713-11723 (2015)

Dense arrays of millimeter-sized glass lenses fabricated at wafer-level
This paper presents the study of a fabrication technique of lenses arrays based on the reflow of glass inside... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11702-11712 (2015)

Transmission properties of slanted annular aperture arrays. Giant energy deviation over sub-wavelength distance
This paper is devoted to the study of the transmission properties of Slanted Annular Aperture Arrays made in... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11687-11701 (2015)

Monolithic high-index contrast grating: a material independent high-reflectance VCSEL mirror
In this paper we present an extensive theoretical and numerical analysis of monolithic high-index contrast... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11674-11686 (2015)

Asymmetric transmission and reflection spectra of FBG in single-multi-single mode fiber structure
We give a comprehensive theoretical analysis and simulation of a FBG in single-multi-single mode fiber... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11665-11673 (2015)

Ultrabroad terahertz bandpass filter by hyperbolic metamaterial waveguide
We propose and demonstrate an ultrabroad terahertz (THz) bandpass filter (BPF) by integrating two... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11657-11664 (2015)

Spatio-temporal modification of femtosecond focal spot under tight focusing condition
The focusing property of a focal spot of a femtosecond laser pulse is presented under tight focusing... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11641-11656 (2015)

THz saturable absorption in turbostratic multilayer graphene on silicon carbide
We investigated the room-temperature Terahertz (THz) response as saturable absorber of turbostratic... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11632-11640 (2015)

Spatio-temporal optical random number generator
We present a first random number generator (RNG) which simultaneously uses independent spatial and temporal... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11619-11631 (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)