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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)

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)

Discriminative strain and temperature measurement using Brillouin scattering and fluorescence in erbium-doped optical fiber
We develop a novel discriminative sensing technique of strain and temperature using Brillouin scattering and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24706-24712 (2014)

Ultraviolet-enhanced supercontinuum generation in uniform photonic crystal fiber pumped by a giant-chirped fiber laser
We report on an ultraviolet-enhanced supercontinuum generation in a uniform photonic crystal fiber pumped by... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24697-24705 (2014)

Highspeed multiplexed heterodyne interferometry
Digitally enhanced heterodyne interferometry is a metrology technique that uses pseudo-random noise codes for... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24689-24696 (2014)

Reconstruction of sub-wavelength features and nano-positioning of gratings using coherent Fourier scatterometry
Optical scatterometry is the state of art optical inspection technique for quality control in lithographic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24678-24688 (2014)

New fabrication method for an ellipsoidal neutron focusing mirror with a metal substrate
We propose an ellipsoidal neutron focusing mirror using a metal substrate made with electroless... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24666-24677 (2014)

A novel miniaturized passively Q-switched pulse-burst laser for engine ignition
A novel miniaturized Cr4+:YAG passively Q-switched Nd:YAG pulse-burst laser under 808 nm... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24655-24665 (2014)

Asymmetrical dual tapered fiber Mach-Zehnder interferometer for fiber-optic directional tilt sensor
This work proposes a novel, highly sensitive and directional fiber tilt sensor that is based on an... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24646-24654 (2014)

Characterizing and tracking individual colloidal particles using Fourier-Bessel image decomposition
We use Fourier-Bessel Image Decomposition (FBID) of microscopy images to investigate the size, refractive... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24635-24645 (2014)

Full vector measurements of converging terahertz beams with linear, circular, and cylindrical vortex polarization
The complete vector information of converging terahertz (THz) beams with linear, circular, and cylindrical... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 20, pp.24622-24634 (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)

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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

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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

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)

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)