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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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Temperature retrieval from Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering profiles measured in air
In order to investigate the performance of two different algorithms for retrieving temperature from... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29655-29667 (2014)

High-efficiency Si optical modulator using Cu travelling-wave electrode
We demonstrate a high-efficiency and CMOS-compatible silicon Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) optical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29978-29985 (2014)

Backward Lasing of Air plasma pumped by Circularly polarized femtosecond pulses for the saKe of remote sensing (BLACK)
Recently, S. Mitryukovskiy et al. presented experimental evidence showing that backward Amplified Spontaneous... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29964-29977 (2014)

Silicon waveguide filter based on cladding modulated anti-symmetric long-period grating
In this paper, we demonstrate an optical filter using cladding modulated anti-symmetric long-period grating... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29954-29963 (2014)

Generalized method for retrieving effective parameters of anisotropic metamaterials
Electromagnetic or acoustic metamaterials can be described in terms of equivalent effective, in general... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29937-29953 (2014)

Low-power silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators for advanced modulation formats
We demonstrate silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) electro-optic modulators that enable quadrature phase-shift... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29927-29936 (2014)

1.61 μm high-order passive harmonic mode locking in a fiber laser based on graphene saturable absorber
We demonstrate a passive mode-locked Er:Yb doped double-clad ring fiber laser based on graphene saturable... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29921-29926 (2014)

PN-type carrier-induced filter with modulatable extinction ratio
We demonstrate the first PN-type carrier-induced silicon waveguide Bragg grating filter on a SOI wafer. The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29914-29920 (2014)

High-power, single-frequency, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator employing a variable reflectivity volume Bragg grating
A continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) with an optimum extraction efficiency,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29907-29913 (2014)

Measurement of the refractive index by using a rectangular cell with a fs-laser engraved diffraction grating inner wall
A very simple method to obtain the refractive index of liquids by using a rectangular glass cell and a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29899-29906 (2014)

Optical birefringence of Zn nanoparticles embedded in silica induced by swift heavy-ion irradiation
Zn nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in a silica matrix subjected to irradiation with swift heavy ions of 200 MeV... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29888-29898 (2014)

Optical network scaling: roles of spectral and spatial aggregation
As the bit rates of routed data streams exceed the throughput of single wavelength-division multiplexing... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29868-29887 (2014)

Controllable Akhmediev breather and Kuznetsov-Ma soliton trains in 𝒫𝒯 -symmetric coupled waveguides
The 𝒫𝒯 -symmetric and 𝒫𝒯 -antisymmetric Akhmediev breather (AB) and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29862-29867 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • Submissions Open: January 2, 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: 1 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
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
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 4 December 2014

In Progress

Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • 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)
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)

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

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)

Planar solar concentrator featuring alignment-free total-internal-reflection collectors and an innovative compound tracker
This study proposed a planar solar concentrator featuring alignment-free total-internal-reflection (TIR)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1818-A1834 (2014)

Trace aerosol detection and identification by dynamic photoacoustic spectroscopy
Dynamic photoacoustic spectroscopy (DPAS) is a high sensitivity technique for standoff detection of trace... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1810-A1817 (2014)

Regularly patterned non-polar InGaN/GaN quantum-well nanorod light-emitting diode array
The growth and process of a regularly patterned nanorod (NR)- light-emitting diode (LED) array with its... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1799-A1809 (2014)

Light extraction analysis and enhancement in a quantum dot light emitting diode
We apply a rigorous dipole model to analyze the light outcoupling and angular performance of quantum dot... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1783-A1798 (2014)

Surface-plasmon-enhanced microcavity organic light-emitting diodes
Efficiency enhancement of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) can be obtained by the combination of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1776-A1782 (2014)