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Optics Express

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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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Room temperature fabrication of ZnO/ST-cut quartz SAW UV photodetector with small temperature coefficient
Room-temperature fabricated ZnO/ST-cut quartz is adopted for SAW ultraviolet (UV) photodetector. The ST-cut... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2187-2195 (2015)

Theoretical and experimental analysis of channel mismatch in time-wavelength interleaved optical clock based on mode-locked laser
We demonstrate a theoretical model of channel mismatch effect in a mode-locked laser based time-wavelength... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2174-2186 (2015)

Type-II second-harmonic-generation properties of YCOB and GdCOB single crystals
As excellent nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals, YCa4O(BO3)3 (YCOB) and... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2163-2173 (2015)

Experimental demonstration of iterative post-equalization algorithm for 37.5-Gbaud PM-16QAM quad-carrier Terabit superchannel
We experimentally demonstrate a quad-carrier 1-Tb/s solution with 37.5-GBaud PM-16QAM signal over 37.5-GHz... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2157-2162 (2015)

Fiber-coupled high-speed asynchronous optical sampling with sub-50 fs time resolution
We present a fiber-coupled pump-probe system with a sub-50 fs time resolution and a nanosecond time window,... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2145-2156 (2015)

Re-evaluation of literature values of silver optical constants
Silver has unique optical properties for topical applications such as plasmonics. The two most widely used... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2133-2144 (2015)

Simultaneous atmospheric nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor detection with a single continuous wave quantum cascade laser
A continuous wave (CW) quantum cascade laser (QCL) based absorption sensor system was demonstrated and... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2121-2132 (2015)

Object tracking mask-based NLUT on GPUs for real-time generation of holographic videos of three-dimensional scenes
A new object tracking mask-based novel-look-up-table (OTM-NLUT) method is proposed and implemented on... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2101-2120 (2015)

Anomalous forward scattering of dielectric gain nanoparticles
For usual lossy and lossless dielectric spherical particles, it can never realize zero forward scattering,... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2091-2100 (2015)

Large data centers interconnect bottlenecks
Large data centers interconnect bottlenecks are dominated by the switch I/O BW and the front panel BW as a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2085-2090 (2015)

Approaching conversion limit with all-dielectric solar cell reflectors
Metallic back reflectors has been used for thin-film and wafer-based solar cells for very long time.... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A106-A117 (2015)

Numerical analysis of resolution enhancement in laser scanning microscopy using a radially polarized beam
The spatial resolution characteristics in confocal laser scanning microscopy (LSM) and two-photon LSM... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2076-2084 (2015)

Hidden image recovery using a biased photorefractive crystal in the Fourier plane of an optical imaging system
Self-diffraction can be induced using a biased photorefractive crystal in the Fourier plane of an imaging... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2070-2075 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • Submissions Open: January 5, 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 February 2015
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • Submissions Open: 1 December 2014; Submission Deadline: 23 February 2015
Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • Submission Opens: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 5 January 2015

In Progress

Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2014
  • Kenneth Schepler, Katia Gallo, F. Ömer Ilday, Yoonchan Jeong, Shibin Jiang, Takunori Taira
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 December 2014
Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)

Published

Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Published
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • Published
Advanced Solid-State Lasers
  • Katia Gallo, Yoonchan Jeong, Thomas Sudmeyer
  • 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)

Spotlight on Optics

Low-power communication with a photonic heat pump

A LED can work as a thermodynamic heat pump: under certain conditions, it can use externally supplied electrical work... [more]

All-silicon monolithic Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a refractive index and bio-chemical sensor

Imagine on the palm of your hand a small portable device for bio-chemical sensing. Now, someone tells you that the... [more]

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