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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
2013 Impact Factor: 3.525

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Classical to quantum transfer of optical vortices
We show that an optical vortex beam, implemented classically, can be transferred to the transverse amplitude... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20027-20037 (2014)

Average BER of subcarrier intensity modulated free space optical systems over the exponentiated Weibull fading channels
The average bit error rate (BER) for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) modulation in free-space optical (FSO)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20828-20841 (2014)

Electro-optic switching in phase-discontinuity complementary metasurface twisted nematic cell
Electro-optic switching of refraction is experimentally demonstrated in a phase-discontinuity complementary... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20816-20827 (2014)

SDN-controlled topology-reconfigurable optical mobile fronthaul architecture for bidirectional CoMP and low latency inter-cell D2D in the 5G mobile era
We demonstrate the first SDN-controlled optical topology-reconfigurable mobile fronthaul (MFH) architecture... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20809-20815 (2014)

Mid-infrared pulse generation via achromatic quasi-phase-matched OPCPA
We demonstrate a new regime for mid-infrared optical parametric chirped- pulse amplification (OPCPA) based on... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20798-20808 (2014)

Rotational elastic micro joint based on helix-augmented cross-spring design for large angular movement
A new type of micro-joint based on an elastic design concept is proposed for large rotational movement. The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20789-20797 (2014)

Numerical reconstruction of a full parallax holographic stereogram with radial distortion
Successful commercialization of holographic printers based on holographic stereograms requires a tool for... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20776-20788 (2014)

Cascaded SRS of single- and double-scale fiber laser pulses in long extra-cavity fiber
This work presents, for the first time, the results of studies of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in 1.2-km... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20770-20775 (2014)

Feasibility study for pseudoscopic problem in integral imaging using negative refractive index materials
To solve the pseudoscopic problem, we propose a one-step integral imaging system with negative refractive... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20757-20769 (2014)

An improved scheme for Flip-OFDM based on Hartley transform in short-range IM/DD systems
In this paper, an improved Flip-OFDM scheme is proposed for IM/DD optical systems, where the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20748-20756 (2014)

Low overhead slipless carrier phase estimation scheme
Two slipless schemes are compared with application to single carrier 30 Gbaud quadrature phase shift keying... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20740-20747 (2014)

Four-dimensional key design in amplitude, phase, polarization and distance for optical encryption based on polarization digital holography and QR code
We demonstrate that all parameters of optical lightwave can be simultaneously designed as keys in security... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20727-20739 (2014)

Fluorescence lifetime based characterization of active and tunable plasmonic nanostructures
We report a non-contact method that utilizes fluorescence lifetime (FL) to characterize morphological changes... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 17, pp.20720-20726 (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: 1 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

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)

Fabrication and characterization of back-side illuminated InGaN/GaN solar cells with periodic via-holes etching and Bragg mirror processes
In this study, the design and fabrication schemes of back-side illuminated InGaN/GaN solar cells with... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1334-A1342 (2014)

Electroluminescence enhancement in InGaN light-emitting diode during the electrical stressing process
This study of the optoelectronic properties of blue light-emitting diodes under direct current stress. It is... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1328-A1333 (2014)

Dual cyclic power saving technique for XG-PON
In a passive optical network (PON), energy conservation is an important system design goal to satisfy the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1310-A1327 (2014)

Experimental observation of electroluminescence enhancement on green LEDs mediated by surface plasmons
We experimentally demonstrate the 1.5-fold enhancement of the electroluminescence (EL) of surface-plasmon... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1303-A1309 (2014)

Broadband absorption enhancement in elliptical silicon nanowire arrays for photovoltaic applications
Semiconducting nanowire arrays have emerged as a promising route toward achieving high efficiencies in solar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1292-A1302 (2014)

Enhanced performance of InGaN-based light emitting diodes through a special etch and regrown process in n-GaN layer
We reported that the peak efficiency together with the efficiency droop in InGaN-based light emitting diodes... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1284-A1291 (2014)

Grating-assisted generation of regular two-dimensional multicolored arrays in a tellurite glass
A grating structure was inscribed in a tellurite glass after irradiation with high-repetition rate... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1278-A1283 (2014)

Advancing tandem solar cells by spectrally selective multilayer intermediate reflectors
Thin-film silicon tandem solar cells are composed of an amorphous silicon top cell and a microcrystalline... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1270-A1277 (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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