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Optics Express


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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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)

Enhanced second-harmonic generation from nonlinear optical metamagnetics
We present a numerical simulation of second-harmonic generation (SHG) from a nonlinear magnetic metamaterial.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26613-26620 (2014)

Adiabatic modulation of a cnoidal wave by a breather with orthogonal circular polarization in an isotropic gyrotropic nonlinear medium
An approximate analytical solution of the non-integrable problem of steady-state adiabatic interaction of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26607-26612 (2014)

Theory of aberration fields for general optical systems with freeform surfaces
This paper utilizes the framework of nodal aberration theory to describe the aberration field behavior that... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26585-26606 (2014)

Fano resonances in THz metamaterials composed of continuous metallic wires and split ring resonators
We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that Fano resonances can be obtained in terahertz... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26572-26584 (2014)

Active terahertz beam steering by photo-generated graded index gratings in thin semiconductor films
We demonstrate active beam steering of terahertz radiation using a photo-excited thin layer of gallium... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26559-26571 (2014)

Conjugate gradient minimisation approach to generating holographic traps for ultracold atoms
Direct minimisation of a cost function can in principle provide a versatile and highly controllable route to... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26548-26558 (2014)

Optical frequency transfer via a 660 km underground fiber link using a remote Brillouin amplifier
In long-distance, optical continuous-wave frequency transfer via fiber, remote bidirectional... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26537-26547 (2014)

Ion polished Cr/Sc attosecond multilayer mirrors for high water window reflectivity
Recent advances in the development of attosecond soft X-ray sources ranging into the water window spectral... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26526-26536 (2014)

On-chip frequency comb generation at visible wavelengths via simultaneous second- and third-order optical nonlinearities
Microresonator-based frequency comb generation at or near visible wavelengths would enable applications in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26517-26525 (2014)

Characterization of evolution of mode coupling in a graded-index polymer optical fiber by using Brillouin optical time-domain analysis
A narrow bandwidth (2GHz) π-phase-shift flattop fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is proposed to achieve... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26510-26516 (2014)

Multimode nanobeam cavities for nonlinear optics: high quality resonances separated by an octave
We demonstrate the design, fabrication and characterization of nanobeam cavities with multiple higher order... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26498-26509 (2014)

Enhanced spontaneous emission of mid-infrared dipole emitter in double-layer graphene waveguide
We present a double-layer graphene waveguide which can greatly enhance spontaneous emission rate (SER) of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 22, pp.26487-26497 (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)


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)