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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)

Modeling the optical properties of self-organized arrays of liquid crystal defects
Local full Mueller matrix measurements in the Fourier plane of a microscope lens were used to determine the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23182-23191 (2014)

Novel optical characteristics of a Fabry-Perot resonator with embedded PT-symmetrical grating
We explore the optical properties of a Fabry-Perot resonator with an embedded Parity-Time (PT) symmetrical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23164-23181 (2014)

Finite-difference time-domain study of modulated and disordered coupled resonator optical waveguide rotation sensors
We present a full-wave finite difference time domain (FDTD) study of a coupled resonator optical waveguide... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23153-23163 (2014)

Experimentally excellent beaming in a two-layer dielectric structure
We demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically that a two-layer dielectric structure can provide... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23147-23152 (2014)

Relation of joint spectral and time domain optical coherence tomography (jSTdOCT) and phase-resolved Doppler OCT
A variety of promising approaches for quantitative flow velocity measurement in OCT have been proposed in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23129-23146 (2014)

Field trial of a quantum secured 10 Gb/s DWDM transmission system over a single installed fiber
We present results from the first field-trial of a quantum-secured DWDM transmission system, in which quantum... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23121-23128 (2014)

Rigorous simulations of a helical core fiber by the use of transformation optics formalism
We report for the first time on rigorous numerical simulations of a helical-core fiber by using a full... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23108-23120 (2014)

Multiplexing image detector method for digital sun sensors with arc-second class accuracy and large FOV
To improve the accuracy of digital sun sensors (DSS) to the level of arc-second while maintaining a large... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23094-23107 (2014)

Evolution of dielectric function of Al-doped ZnO thin films with thermal annealing: effect of band gap expansion and free-electron absorption
Evolution of dielectric function of Al-doped ZnO (AZO) thin films with annealing temperature is observed. It... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23086-23093 (2014)

FPGA-based multi-channel fluorescence lifetime analysis of Fourier multiplexed frequency-sweeping lifetime imaging
We report a fast non-iterative lifetime data analysis method for the Fourier multiplexed frequency-sweeping... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23073-23085 (2014)

Fast reconstruction of off-axis digital holograms based on digital spatial multiplexing
A method for fast reconstruction of off-axis digital holograms based on digital multiplexing algorithm is... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23066-23072 (2014)

Diode-laser pumping into the emitting level for efficient lasing of depressed cladding waveguides realized in Nd:YVO4 by the direct femtosecond-laser writing technique
Depressed cladding waveguides have been realized in Nd:YVO4 employing direct writing technique... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23057-23065 (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) and 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: 10 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

Enhanced light output power of thin film GaN-based high voltage light-emitting diodes
The characteristics of high-voltage light-emitting diodes (HVLEDs) consisting of a 64-cell LED array were... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1462-A1468 (2014)

Mesoscale modeling of photoelectrochemical devices: light absorption and carrier collection in monolithic, tandem, Si|WO3 microwires
We analyze mesoscale light absorption and carrier collection in a tandem junction photoelectrochemical device... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1453-A1461 (2014)

Effect of Auger recombination and leakage on the droop in InGaN/GaN quantum well LEDs
We investigate the effect of the epitaxial structure and the acceptor doping profile on the efficiency droop... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1440-A1452 (2014)

Silicon nanodisk array design for effective light trapping in ultrathin c-Si
The use of ultrathin c-Si (crystalline silicon) wafers thinner than 20 μm for solar cells is a very... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1431-A1439 (2014)

Pyramidal surface textures for light trapping and antireflection in perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells
Perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells show potential to reach > 30% conversion efficiency,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1422-A1430 (2014)

Microstructured porous ZnO thin film for increased light scattering and improved efficiency in inverted organic photovoltaics
Microstructured porous zinc oxide (ZnO) thin film was developed and demonstrated as an electron selective... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1412-A1421 (2014)

Hybrid tandem solar cell enhanced by a metallic hole-array as the intermediate electrode
A metallic hole-array structure was inserted into a tandem solar cell structure as an intermediate electrode,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1400-A1411 (2014)

Total internal reflection-based planar waveguide solar concentrator with symmetric air prisms as couplers
We present a waveguide coupling approach for planar waveguide solar concentrator. In this approach, total... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1389-A1398 (2014)

Single chip super broadband InGaN/GaN LED enabled by nanostructured substrate
A new type of LED, single chip super broadband InGaN/GaN LED is presented in this paper. The LED is composed... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1380-A1388 (2014)

Surface plasmon polariton enhanced ultrathin nano-structured CdTe solar cell
We demonstrate numerically that two-dimensional arrays of ultrathin CdTe nano-cylinders on Ag can serve as an... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1372-A1379 (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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