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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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CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite / silicon tandem solar cells: characterization based optical simulations
In this study we analyze and discuss the optical properties of various tandem architectures: mechanically... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.A263-A278 (2015)

External cavity diode laser-based detection of trace gases with NICE-OHMS using current modulation
We combine an external cavity diode laser with noise-immune cavity-enhanced optical heterodyne molecular... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6277-6282 (2015)

Surface plasmon polaritons at linearly graded semiconductor interfaces
New results are reported on investigation of dispersion curves for surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at an... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6264-6276 (2015)

Bi-SERS sensing and enhancement by Au-Ag bimetallic non-alloyed nanoparticles on amorphous and crystalline silicon substrate
We have demonstrated Au-Ag bimetallic non-alloy nanoparticles (BNNPs) on thin a-Si film and c-Si substrate... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6254-6263 (2015)

Optical information authentication using compressed double-random-phase-encoded images and quick-response codes
In this paper, we develop a new optical information authentication system based on compressed... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6239-6253 (2015)

An exact surface-integral approach for accurate interferometric microscopy of single nanoparticles
We present a half-plane surface-integral equation (SIE) approach for modeling the optical phase response of a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6228-6238 (2015)

Feed-forward carrier phase recovery for offset-QAM Nyquist WDM transmission
Abstract: Due to the half symbol delay between in-phase and quadrature components for offset quadrature... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6215-6227 (2015)

Optoelectronic performance optimization for transparent conductive layers based on randomly arranged silver nanorods
Optoelectronic performance of transparent conductive layers (TCLs) based on randomly arranged silver (Ag)... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6209-6214 (2015)

Efficient assessment method of on-board modulation transfer function of optical remote sensing sensors
Modulation transfer function (MTF) can be used to evaluate the imaging performance of on-board optical remote... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6187-6208 (2015)

High power tunable femtosecond ultraviolet laser source based on an Yb-fiber-laser pumped optical parametric oscillator
We report a high average power tunable 51 MHz femtosecond ultraviolet (UV) laser source based on an... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6181-6186 (2015)

Optimization of sampling pattern and the design of Fourier ptychographic illuminator
Fourier ptychography (FP) is a recently developed imaging approach that facilitates high-resolution imaging... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6171-6180 (2015)

Method for wavelength stabilization of pulsed difference frequency laser at 1572 nm for CO2 detection lidar
High-accuracy on-line wavelength stabilization is required for differential absorption lidar (DIAL), which is... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6151-6170 (2015)

In vivo neuroimaging through the highly scattering tissue via iterative multi-photon adaptive compensation technique
For in vivo deep tissue imaging, high order wavefront measurement and correction is needed for handling the... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6145-6150 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • Submissions Open: 1 December 2014; Submission Deadline: 23 February 2015

In Progress

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • 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
  • 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)

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