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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
2012 Impact Factor: 3.546

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Effects of three-dimensional polymer networks in vertical alignment liquid crystal display controlled by in-plane field
Polymer network in vertical alignment liquid crystal cell driven by in-plane field (VA-IPS) is formed in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10634-10641 (2014)

Random sources for optical frames
Analytical models for random sources producing far fields with frame-like intensity profiles are introduced.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10622-10633 (2014)

Asymmetric double-image encryption based on cascaded discrete fractional random transform and logistic maps
A double-image encryption is proposed based on the discrete fractional random transform and logistic maps.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10605-10621 (2014)

Apertureless beam pen lithography based on fully metal-coated polyurethane-acrylate (PUA) pyramidal microstructure array
This work demonstrates a form of arrayed transmitting apertureless near-field photolithography, called... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10593-10604 (2014)

Analytical modeling of XPM in dispersion-managed coherent fiber-optic systems
An analytical model for the cross-phase modulation (XPM) variance in dispersion-managed coherent fiber-optic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10579-10592 (2014)

Thermal management in hybrid InP/silicon photonic crystal nanobeam laser
Thermal properties of InP-based quantum well photonic crystal nanobeam lasers heterogeneously integrated on... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10570-10578 (2014)

Transmission-lattice based geometric phase analysis for evaluating the dynamic deformation of a liquid surface
Quantitatively measuring a dynamic liquid surface often presents a challenge due to high transparency,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10559-10569 (2014)

Integrated silicon modulator based on microring array assisted MZI
A silicon modulator with microring array assisted MZI is experimentally demonstrated on silicon-on-insulator... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10550-10558 (2014)

First demonstration of a 2μm few-mode TDFA for mode division multiplexing
We report the first demonstration of an inline few-mode thulium doped fiber amplifier (TDFA) operating at... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10544-10549 (2014)

High-power mid-infrared frequency comb from a continuous-wave-pumped bulk optical parametric oscillator
We demonstrate that it is possible to obtain a mid-infrared optical frequency comb (OFC) experimentally by... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10535-10543 (2014)

Pulsed quantum cascade laser based hypertemporal real-time headspace measurements
Optical cavity enhancement is a highly desirable process to make sensitive direct-absorption spectroscopic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10519-10534 (2014)

Highly controllable synthesis of near-infrared persistent luminescence SiO2/CaMgSi2O6 composite nanospheres for imaging in vivo
High quality near-infrared (NIR) persistent luminescence nanospheres (PLNPs) were synthesized using a simple... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 9, pp.10509-10518 (2014)

Enhanced light trapping in solar cells with a meta-mirror following generalized Snell’s law
As the performance of photovoltaic cells approaches the Shockley-Queisser limit, appropriate schemes are... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A973-A985 (2014)

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Advanced Solid-State Lasers
  • Katia Gallo, Yoonchan Jeong, Thomas Sudmeyer
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Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics
  • Yung-Fu Chen, Frédéric Grillot, Marc Sciamanna
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Renewable Energy and the Environment
  • Olivier Deparis, John Koshel, Raavi Sai Santosh Kumar, Christian Seassal
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Nonlinear Optics 2013
  • Yanqing Lu, Takunori Taira, Jerry Dadap, Magnus Karlsson, and Nicolae Panoiu
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Laser Ignition Conference
  • Takunori Taira, Hirohide Furutani, Ernst Wintner, Fumiteru Akamatsu, Kunihiko Washio, Chunlei Guo, Robert Lucht
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Surface Plasmon Photonics (Invitation Only)
  • Pierre Berini, Javier Garcia de Abajo, Namkyoo Park, and Alexandre Bouhelier
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Microwave Photonics
  • Jose Capmany, Guifang Li, Christina Lim, and Jianping Yao
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ECOC 2013
  • Ekaterina Golovchenko, Andrew Lord, Graeme Maxwell, Periklis Petropoulos, Albert Rafel, Seb Savory
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Hyperbolic Metamaterials
  • Mikhail Noginov, Mikhail Lapine, Viktor Podolskiy, and Yuri Kivshar
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Renewable Energy and the Environment (Invitation Only)
  • Christian Seassal and John Koshel
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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.


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Enhanced light trapping in solar cells with a meta-mirror following generalized Snell’s law
As the performance of photovoltaic cells approaches the Shockley-Queisser limit, appropriate schemes are... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A973-A985 (2014)

Energy transfer in Eu3+ doped scheelites: use as thermographic phosphor
In this paper the luminescence of the scheelite-based... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A961-A972 (2014)

A novel integrated structure of thin film GaN LED with ultra-low thermal resistance: erratum
This erratum amends the missing part in acknowledgment section of our publication [Opt. Express 22, A606... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A960-A960 (2014)

Retrieval of vertical particle concentration profiles by optical remote sensing: a model study
Water-leaving radiance is subject to depth variability of the water constituents. The optical penetration... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A947-A959 (2014)

High performance GaN-based flip-chip LEDs with different electrode patterns
A high-performance flip-chip light-emitting diode (FCLED) with a Ni/Ag metallic film as high reflectivity... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A941-A946 (2014)

Near-unity broadband absorption designs for semiconducting nanowire arrays via localized radial mode excitation
We report design methods for achieving near-unity broadband light absorption in sparse nanowire arrays,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A930-A940 (2014)

Design of a high efficiency ultrathin CdS/CdTe solar cell using back surface field and backside distributed Bragg reflector
A high efficiency CdS/CdTe solar cell was designed with a reduced CdTe absorber-layer thickness and a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A921-A929 (2014)

Phase space considerations for light path lengths in planar, isotropic absorbers
Fundamental limits for path lengths of light in isotropic absorbers are calculated. The method of calculation... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A908-A920 (2014)

Illumination of dense urban areas by light redirecting panels
With the high population growth rate, especially in developing countries, and the scarcity of land resources,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A895-A907 (2014)

Aperiodic and randomized dielectric mirrors: alternatives to metallic back reflectors for solar cells
Dielectric mirrors have recently emerged for solar cells due to the advantages of lower cost, lower... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A880-A894 (2014)

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Fast, compact, autonomous holographic adaptive optics

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Third-order antibunching from an imperfect single-photon source

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