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Optics Express

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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)

Polarization insensitive infrared absorbing behaviour of one-dimensional multilayer stack: a fractal approach
The control and tailoring of infrared absorbance/emittance is a crucial task for all those applications... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1547-A1552 (2014)

The effective equivalence of geometric irregularity and surface roughness in determining particle single-scattering properties
This study investigates the effects of geometric irregularity and surface roughness on the single-scattering... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23620-23627 (2014)

Bicephalous transformed media: concentrator versus rotator and cloak versus superscatterer
Transformational optics allows for unprecedented control of light with cylindrical cloaks, concentrators,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23614-23619 (2014)

Observation of valley-dependent beams in photonic graphene
Valley-dependent propagation of light in an artificial photonic hexagonal lattice, akin to electrons in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23605-23613 (2014)

Alignment method combining interference lithography with anisotropic wet etch technique for fabrication of high aspect ratio silicon gratings
A method was developed for aligning interference fringes generated in interference lithography to the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23592-23604 (2014)

First on-sky SCAO validation of full LQG control with vibration mitigation on the CANARY pathfinder
Adaptive optics provides real time correction of wavefront disturbances on ground based telescopes.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23565-23591 (2014)

Ten-fold enhancement of ZnO thin film ultraviolet-luminescence by dielectric microsphere arrays
Here we report strong enhancement in ultraviolet-photoluminescence (UV-PL) of ZnO thin films (grown on a SiC... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23552-23564 (2014)

Improvement of the chromatic dispersion tolerance in coherent optical OFDM systems using shifted DFT windows for ultra-long-haul optical transmission systems
In a high-capacity ultra-long-haul optical coherent orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CO-OFDM)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23539-23551 (2014)

Principle and performance analysis of coherent tracking sensor based on local oscillator beam nutation
By integrating coherent tracking sensor functionality into a coherent communication receiver, a dual-function... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23528-23538 (2014)

All-optical switching in a highly efficient parametric fiber mixer: design study
Ultrafast all-optical switching in a highly nonlinear fiber with a longitudinally varied zero-dispersion... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23512-23527 (2014)

Aberration analyses for improving the frontal projection three-dimensional display
The crosstalk severely affects the viewing experience for the auto-stereoscopic 3D displays based on frontal... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23496-23511 (2014)

Table-top soft x-ray microscope using laser-induced plasma from a pulsed gas jet
An extremely compact soft x-ray microscope operating in the “water window” region at the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23489-23495 (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

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

Polarization insensitive infrared absorbing behaviour of one-dimensional multilayer stack: a fractal approach
The control and tailoring of infrared absorbance/emittance is a crucial task for all those applications... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1547-A1552 (2014)

Seebeck nanoantennas for the detection and characterization of infrared radiation
Arrays of metallic thermocouples in the shape of spiral nanoantennas are proposed as infrared detectors,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1538-A1546 (2014)

Engineered surface scatterers in edge-lit slab waveguides to improve light delivery in algae cultivation
Most existing photobioreactors do a poor job of distributing light uniformly due to shading effects. One... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1526-A1537 (2014)

Enhancing photovoltaic output power by 3-band spectrum-splitting and concentration using a diffractive micro-optic
We report the enhancement of photovoltaic output power by separating the incident spectrum into 3 bands, and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1519-A1525 (2014)

Light diffusing effects of nano and micro-structures on OLED with microcavity
We examined the light diffusing effects of nano and micro-structures on microcavity designed OLEDs. The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1507-A1518 (2014)

Two-step design method for highly compact three-dimensional freeform optical system for LED surface light source
Designing an illumination system for a surface light source with a strict compactness requirement is quite... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1491-A1506 (2014)

Slim planar apparatus for converting LED light into collimated polarized light uniformly emitted from its top surface
This study proposes a slim planar apparatus for converting nonpolarized light from a light-emitting diode... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1477-A1490 (2014)

Influence of black silicon surfaces on the performance of back-contacted back silicon heterojunction solar cells
The influence of different black silicon (b-Si) front side textures prepared by inductively coupled reactive... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1469-A1476 (2014)

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)

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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