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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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Ge/SiGe quantum confined Stark effect electro-absorption modulation with low voltage swing at λ = 1550 nm
Low-voltage swing (≤1.0 V) high-contrast ratio (6 dB) electro-absorption modulation covering 1460 to... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19284-19292 (2014)

Sub-kHz lasing of a CaF2 whispering gallery mode resonator stabilized fiber ring laser
We utilize a high quality calcium fluoride whispering-gallery-mode resonator to passively stabilize a simple... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19277-19283 (2014)

Belt-MRF for large aperture mirrors
With high-determinacy and no subsurface damage, Magnetorheological Finishing (MRF) has become an important... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19262-19276 (2014)

Electron beam excitation of surface plasmon polaritons
In this paper, the excitations of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) by both perpendicular and parallel... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19252-19261 (2014)

Lasing threshold control in two-dimensional photonic crystals with gain
We demonstrate how the lasing threshold of a two dimensional photonic crystal containing a four-level gain... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19242-19251 (2014)

Antenna-coupled field-effect transistors for multi-spectral terahertz imaging up to 4.25 THz
We demonstrate for the first time the applicability of antenna-coupled field-effect transistors for the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19235-19241 (2014)

Tunneling dynamics and band structures of three weakly coupled Bose-Einstein condensates
We study the tunneling dynamics and energy bands of three Bose-Einstein condensates which are coupled weakly... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19219-19234 (2014)

Time-domain simulations of nonlinear interaction in microring resonators using finite-difference and coupled mode techniques
Nonlinear interactions within compact, on-chip microring resonant cavities is a topic of increasing interest... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19204-19218 (2014)

Polarization control in GaN nanowire lasers
We demonstrate polarization control in optically-pumped single GaN nanowire lasers fabricated by a top-down... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19198-19203 (2014)

Stability in computed optical interferometric tomography (Part I): Stability requirements
As imaging systems become more advanced and acquire data at faster rates, increasingly dynamic samples can be... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19183-19197 (2014)

Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation to 12.5μm in large NA chalcogenide step-index fibres pumped at 4.5μm
We present numerical modeling of mid-infrared (MIR) supercontinuum generation (SCG) in dispersion-optimized... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19169-19182 (2014)

Optical reconfigurable demultiplexer based on Bragg grating assisted ring resonators
A polarization independent reconfigurable optical demultiplexer with low crosstalk between adjacent channels... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19156-19168 (2014)

Fabrication of porous metal nanoparticles and microbumps by means of nanosecond laser pulses focused through the fiber microaxicon
We present a novel optical element – fiber microaxicon (FMA) for laser radiation focusing into a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19149-19155 (2014)

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Call for Papers

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
Laser Ignition Conference
  • Takunori Taira, Hirohide Furutani, Ernst Wintner, Fumiteru Akamatsu, Kunihiko Washio, Chunlei Guo, Robert Lucht
  • 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

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)

Design of red, green, blue transparent electrodes for flexible optical devices
Controlling the wavelength of electrodes within a desirable region is important in most optoelectronic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1257-A1269 (2014)

Design of antireflective nanostructures and optical coatings for next-generation multijunction photovoltaic devices
The successful development of multijunction photovoltaic devices with four or more subcells has placed... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1243-A1256 (2014)

Improvement of phosphor modeling based on the absorption of Stokes shifted light by a phosphor
We have found that the emission spectrum of phosphors measured in the powder state differs from that measured... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1237-A1242 (2014)

Light trapping efficiency of organic solar cells with large period photonic crystals
We study the optical properties of a 2D Photonic Crystal (PC) inserted in the upper ITO electrode of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1229-A1236 (2014)

Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns
InGaN/GaN-based solar cells with vertical-conduction feature on silicon substrates were fabricated by wafer... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1222-A1228 (2014)

Mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar for wind and temperature measurements in the stratosphere and lower mesosphere
A mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar based on the molecular double-edge technique is developed for measuring wind... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1203-A1221 (2014)

Parasitic loss suppression in photonic and plasmonic photovoltaic light trapping structures
In this paper, we examine the optical loss mechanisms and mitigation strategies in classical photovoltaic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1197-A1202 (2014)

Polarized light emitting diodes using silver nanoellipsoids
We investigate the polarizing properties of periodic array of silver nanoellipsoids placed on top of a planar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1190-A1196 (2014)

Light trapping in ZnO nanowire arrays covered with an absorbing shell for solar cells
The absorption properties of ZnO nanowire arrays covered with a semiconducting absorbing shell for extremely... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1174-A1189 (2014)