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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)

Investigation of the light field of a semiconductor diode laser
Scanning near-field optical microscopy was applied to study, with sub-wavelength spatial resolution, the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26438-26448 (2014)

All-optical DAC using counter-propagating optical and electrical pulses in a Mach-Zehnder modulator
A novel method of converting binary-level electrical pulses into multi-level optical pulses using only a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26429-26437 (2014)

POLVSM (Polarized Volume Scattering Meter) instrument: an innovative device to measure the directional and polarized scattering properties of hydrosols
An innovative instrument dedicated to the multispectral measurements of the directional and polarized... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26403-26428 (2014)

A compensation method for the full phase retardance nonuniformity in phase-only liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulators
A simple and efficient compensation method for the full correction of both the anisotropic and isotropic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26392-26402 (2014)

Fiber-based flexible interference lithography for photonic nanopatterning
Flexible interference lithography using fibers as laser beam splitting and delivering system is demonstrated.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26386-26391 (2014)

Eliminating deformations in fluorescence emission difference microscopy
We propose a method for eliminating the deformations in fluorescence emission difference microscopy (FED).... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26375-26385 (2014)

Handheld probe integrating laser diode and ultrasound transducer array for ultrasound/photoacoustic dual modality imaging
Ultrasound and photoacoustics can be utilized as complementary imaging techniques to improve clinical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26365-26374 (2014)

20 THz broadband generation using semi-insulating GaAs interdigitated photoconductive antennas
We demonstrate broadband (20 THz), high electric field, terahertz generation using large area interdigitated... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26358-26364 (2014)

Tunable mid-infrared (6.3–12 μm)optical vortex pulse generation
We demonstrated widely tunable mid-infrared (6.3–12 μm) optical vortex pulse generation from a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26351-26357 (2014)

Imaging in scattering media using correlation image sensors and sparse convolutional coding
Correlation image sensors have recently become popular low-cost devices for time-of-flight, or range cameras.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26338-26350 (2014)

Interferometric characterization of pulse front tilt of spatiotemporally focused femtosecond laser pulses
We report on an experimental measurement of the pulse front tilt (PFT) of spatiotemporally focused... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26328-26337 (2014)

Bacteria identification in an optical system with optimized diffraction pattern registration condition supported by enhanced statistical analysis
It is possible to identify bacteria species basing on their diffraction patterns followed by statistical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 21, pp.26312-26327 (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
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
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

Multi-objective genetic algorithm for the optimization of a flat-plate solar thermal collector
We present a multi-objective genetic algorithm we developed for the optimization of a flat-plate solar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1641-A1649 (2014)

Binary phase shift keying on orthogonal carriers for multi-channel CO2 absorption measurements in the presence of thin clouds
A new modulation technique for Continuous Wave (CW) Lidar is presented based on Binary Phase Shift Keying... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1634-A1640 (2014)

Self-organized nanoparticle photolithography for two-dimensional patterning of organic light emitting diodes
We report a new simple and inexpensive sub-micrometer two dimensional patterning technique. This technique... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1619-A1633 (2014)

Role of spectral non-idealities in the design of solar thermophotovoltaics
To bridge the gap between theoretically predicted and experimentally demonstrated efficiencies of solar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1604-A1618 (2014)

Surface plasmon-enhanced nanoporous GaN-based green light-emitting diodes with Al2O3 passivation layer
A surface plasmon (SP)-enhanced nanoporous GaN-based green LED based on top-down processing technology has... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1596-A1603 (2014)

Monolithic integration of GaN-based light-emitting diodes and metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors
In this study, we report a novel monolithically integrated GaN-based light-emitting diode (LED) with... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1589-A1595 (2014)

Resonance-induced absorption enhancement in colloidal quantum dot solar cells using nanostructured electrodes
The application of nanostructured indium-doped tin oxide (ITO) electrodes as diffraction gratings for light... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1576-A1588 (2014)

Two-axis tracking using translation stages for a lens-to-channel waveguide solar concentrator
A two-axis tracking scheme designed for <250x concentration realized by a single-axis mechanical tracker... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1567-A1575 (2014)

Enhancement of the evanescent wave coupling effect in a sub-wavelength-sized GaAs/AlGaAs ridge structure by low-refractive-index surface layers
We have investigated the three-dimensional emission patterns of GaAs/AlGaAs ridge structures with a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1559-A1566 (2014)

Size dependence of silica nanospheres embedded in 385 nm ultraviolet light-emitting diodes on a far-field emission pattern
We demonstrate that the use of silica nanospheres (SNs) with sizes close to the emission wavelength of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1553-A1558 (2014)