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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
2013 Impact Factor: 3.525

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Linearly-polarized short-pulse AOM Q-switched 978 nm photonic crystal fiber laser: errata
A typing error in our manuscript is reported and corrected. Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1399-A1399 (2014)

Plexcitonic crystals: a tunable platform for light-matter interactions
Coupled states of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) and excitons are collectively called plexcitons [Nano... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21912-21920 (2014)

Photoluminescence study on polar nanoregions and structural variations in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 single crystals
We report polar nanostructure and electronic transitions in relaxor ferroelectric... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21903-21911 (2014)

Experimental analysis of degenerate vector phase-sensitive amplification
We comprehensively investigate a degenerate vector phase-sensitive amplifier (PSA). We determine the gain... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21889-21902 (2014)

Four-wavelength laser based on intracavity BaWO4 Raman conversions of a dual-wavelength Q-switched Nd:YLF laser
By using diode-end-pumped acousto-optically Q-switched intracavity Raman laser configurations, we demonstrate... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21879-21888 (2014)

Efficient diode-pumped mid-infrared emission from acetylene-filled hollow-core fiber
We report 3.1-3.2 μm mid-infrared emission from acetylene-filled low loss antiresonant hollow-core... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21872-21878 (2014)

Spectroscopic properties and continuous-wave laser operation of Yb:Bi4Si3O12 crystal
Yb3+:Bi4Si3O12 single crystal with Yb3+ concentration... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21866-21871 (2014)

CMOS compatible monolithic multi-layer Si3N4-on-SOI platform for low-loss high performance silicon photonics dense integration
We demonstrated a low-loss CMOS-compatible multi-layer platform using monolithic back-end-of-line (BEOL)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21859-21865 (2014)

Multifunctional switching unit for add/drop, wavelength conversion, format conversion, and WDM multicast based on bidirectional LCoS and SOA-loop architecture
We propose a multifunctional optical switching unit based on the bidirectional liquid crystal on silicon... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21847-21858 (2014)

Light scattering by hexagonal columns in the discrete dipole approximation
Scattering by infinite hexagonal ice prisms is calculated using Maxwell’s equations in the discrete... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21834-21846 (2014)

Spatially correlated gamma-gamma scintillation in atmospheric optical channels
In this paper, novel analytical closed-form expressions are derived for the probability density function of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21820-21833 (2014)

Multiple slow waves and relevant transverse transmission and confinement in chirped photonic crystals
The dispersion properties of rod-type chirped photonic crystals (PhCs) and non-channeled transmission in the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21806-21819 (2014)

Efficient silicon nitride grating coupler with distributed Bragg reflectors
In this paper we have designed, fabricated and characterized a high efficiency Silicon nitride grating... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 18, pp.21800-21805 (2014)

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Call for Papers

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
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: 10 September 2014
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Submission Opens: 1 October 2014; Submission Deadline: 3 November 2014
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • Submission Opens: 29 July 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 September 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

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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

Silicon nanodisk array design for effective light trapping in ultrathin c-Si
The use of ultrathin c-Si (crystalline silicon) wafers thinner than 20 μm for solar cells is a very... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1431-A1439 (2014)

Pyramidal surface textures for light trapping and antireflection in perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells
Perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells show potential to reach > 30% conversion efficiency,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1422-A1430 (2014)

Microstructured porous ZnO thin film for increased light scattering and improved efficiency in inverted organic photovoltaics
Microstructured porous zinc oxide (ZnO) thin film was developed and demonstrated as an electron selective... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1412-A1421 (2014)

Hybrid tandem solar cell enhanced by a metallic hole-array as the intermediate electrode
A metallic hole-array structure was inserted into a tandem solar cell structure as an intermediate electrode,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1400-A1411 (2014)

Total internal reflection-based planar waveguide solar concentrator with symmetric air prisms as couplers
We present a waveguide coupling approach for planar waveguide solar concentrator. In this approach, total... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1389-A1398 (2014)

Single chip super broadband InGaN/GaN LED enabled by nanostructured substrate
A new type of LED, single chip super broadband InGaN/GaN LED is presented in this paper. The LED is composed... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1380-A1388 (2014)

Surface plasmon polariton enhanced ultrathin nano-structured CdTe solar cell
We demonstrate numerically that two-dimensional arrays of ultrathin CdTe nano-cylinders on Ag can serve as an... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1372-A1379 (2014)

Multi-periodic nanostructures for photon control
We propose multi-periodic nanostructures yielded by superposition of multiple binary gratings for wide... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1363-A1371 (2014)

Introduction on the fabrication technique of phosphor in glass by tape-casting and investigation on the chromaticity property
We introduce a new fabrication technique of phosphor in glass (PiG) for light-emitting diodes (LEDs)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1355-A1362 (2014)

Mode-based analysis of silicon nanohole arrays for photovoltaic applications
We investigate the optical properties of silicon nanohole arrays for application in photovoltaic cells in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1343-A1354 (2014)

Spotlight on Optics

Observation of strongly enhanced ultrashort pulses in 3-D metallic funnel-waveguide

One of the most challenging topics in the field of ultrafast optics is the understanding of unusual phenomena arising... [more]

Range-resolved vibrometry using a frequency comb in the OSCAT configuration

One of the intriguing uses for laser Doppler vibrometry is to eavesdrop on a conversation by picking up the vibrations... [more]

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