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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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Light field geometry of a standard plenoptic camera
The Standard Plenoptic Camera (SPC) is an innovation in photography, allowing for acquiring two-dimensional... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26659-26673 (2014)

Analysis and demonstration of atmospheric methane monitoring by mid-infrared open-path chirped laser dispersion spectroscopy
Atmospheric methane concentration levels were detected using a custom built laser dispersion spectrometer in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1731-A1743 (2014)

Wideband antireflective circular polarizer exhibiting a perfect dark state in organic light-emitting-diode display
We proposed wideband antireflective circular polarizer for realizing a true black state in all viewing... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1725-A1730 (2014)

Design of a hybrid As2S3-Ti:LiNbO3 optical waveguide for phase-matched difference frequency generation at mid-infrared
Based on arsenic tri-sulfide films on titanium-diffused lithium niobate, we designed a hybrid optical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27183-27192 (2014)

Integrated metamaterials for efficient and compact free-space-to-waveguide coupling
We applied nonlinear optimization to design nanophotonics-based metamaterials for efficient... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27175-27182 (2014)

Improvement of photoluminescence and lasing properties in ZnO submicron spheres by elimination of surface-trapped state
We report on the enhancement of photoluminescence and laser action behaviors of ZnO submicron spheres... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27169-27174 (2014)

Fabrication of low-cost thermo-optic variable wave plate based on waveguides patterned on di-ureasil hybrids
An integrated variable wave plate device based on a thermo-optic (TO) effect was fabricated by patterning a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27159-27168 (2014)

High-resolution long-range distributed Brillouin analysis using dual-layer phase and amplitude coding
A new, hybrid time-domain and correlation-domain Brillouin analysis technique is proposed and demonstrated,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27144-27158 (2014)

Total broadband transmission of microwaves through a subwavelength aperture by localized E-field coupling of split-ring resonators
Resonance coupling of two resonators with the same resonant frequency is a highly efficient energy transfer... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27136-27143 (2014)

Determination of excitation profile and dielectric function spatial nonuniformity in porous silicon by using WKB approach
We develop an analytical model based on the WKB approach to evaluate the experimental results of the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27123-27135 (2014)

Wave structure function and spatial coherence radius of plane and spherical waves propagating through oceanic turbulence
The analytical formulae for the wave structure functions (WSF) and the spatial coherence radius of plane and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.27112-27122 (2014)

Parallel LC circuit model for multi-band absorption and preliminary design of radiative cooling
We perform a comprehensive analysis of multi-band absorption by exciting magnetic polaritons in the infrared... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1713-A1724 (2014)

MRGC performance evaluation model of gas leak infrared imaging detection system
Gas leak infrared imaging detection technology has become one of the most effective means to detect gas... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1701-A1712 (2014)

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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: 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: 1 December 2014
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Submission Opens: 1 October 2014; Submission Deadline: 3 November 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)
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
Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics
  • Yung-Fu Chen, Frédéric Grillot, Marc Sciamanna
  • 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

Analysis and demonstration of atmospheric methane monitoring by mid-infrared open-path chirped laser dispersion spectroscopy
Atmospheric methane concentration levels were detected using a custom built laser dispersion spectrometer in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1731-A1743 (2014)

Wideband antireflective circular polarizer exhibiting a perfect dark state in organic light-emitting-diode display
We proposed wideband antireflective circular polarizer for realizing a true black state in all viewing... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1725-A1730 (2014)

Parallel LC circuit model for multi-band absorption and preliminary design of radiative cooling
We perform a comprehensive analysis of multi-band absorption by exciting magnetic polaritons in the infrared... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1713-A1724 (2014)

MRGC performance evaluation model of gas leak infrared imaging detection system
Gas leak infrared imaging detection technology has become one of the most effective means to detect gas... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1701-A1712 (2014)

Light extraction enhancement of organic light-emitting diodes using aluminum zinc oxide embedded anodes
Aluminum zinc oxide (AZO) has been embedded onto indium tin oxide (ITO) anode to enhance the light extraction... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1695-A1700 (2014)

Light outcoupling enhancement from top-emitting organic light-emitting diodes made on a nano-sized stochastic texture surface
An effective method for enhancing the light outcoupling efficiency from top-emitting organic light-emitting... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1687-A1694 (2014)

Improvement of the light extraction efficiency of GaN-based LEDs using rolled-up nanotube arrays
In this paper, we have investigated the effect of rolled-up nanotubes on the light extraction efficiency of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1680-A1686 (2014)

Enhanced performances in inverted small molecule solar cells by Ag nanoparticles
We demonstrate a highly efficient inverted small molecular solar cell with integration of Ag nanoparticles... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1669-A1679 (2014)

Energy efficiency and color quality limits in artificial light sources emulating natural illumination
We present in this work a calculation of the theoretical limits attainable for natural light emulation with... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1659-A1668 (2014)

Low-power communication with a photonic heat pump
An optical communication channel is constructed using a heated thermo-electrically pumped, high efficiency... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1650-A1658 (2014)