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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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Temperature retrieval from Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering profiles measured in air
In order to investigate the performance of two different algorithms for retrieving temperature from... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.29655-29667 (2014)

Stress compensation with antireflection coatings for ultrafast laser applications: from theory to practice
Each complicated coating, in particular, a dispersive mirror consists of dozens of layers. Thin films layers... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30387-30393 (2014)

Mode-resolved gain analysis and lasing in multi-supermode multi-core fiber laser
Multi-core fibers (MCFs) with coupled-cores are attractive large-mode area (LMA) specialty fiber designs that... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30377-30386 (2014)

Electroabsorption-modulated widely tunable DBR laser transmitter for WDM-PONs
We present an InP based distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser transmitter which has a wide wavelength... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30368-30376 (2014)

Iterative tailoring of optical quantum states with homodyne measurements
As they can travel long distances, free space optical quantum states are good candidates for carrying... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30357-30367 (2014)

Imaging of acoustic fields using optical feedback interferometry
This study introduces optical feedback interferometry as a simple and effective technique for the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30346-30356 (2014)

Temperature sensor based on ladder-level assisted thermal coupling and thermal-enhanced luminescence in NaYF4: Nd3+
NaYF4: Nd3+ microprisms were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. The bands of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30333-30345 (2014)

240 kW peak power at 266 nm in nonlinear YAl3(BO3)4 single crystal
We report the fourth harmonic generation at 266 nm using a type I YAl3(BO3)4... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30325-30332 (2014)

Characterization of topological charge and orbital angular momentum of shaped optical vortices
Optical vortices (OV) are usually associated to cylindrically symmetric light beams. However, they can have... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30315-30324 (2014)

Performance characterization of a broadband vector Apodizing Phase Plate coronagraph
One of the main challenges for the direct imaging of planets around nearby stars is the suppression of the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30287-30314 (2014)

Pulse synchronization system for picosecond pulse-pumped OPCPA with femtosecond-level relative timing jitter
A simple and compact scheme for synchronization of the pump and signal pulses for short-pulse OPCPA is... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30281-30286 (2014)

Selection of energy optimized pump concepts for multi core and multi mode erbium doped fiber amplifiers
The selection of an appropriate pump concept has a major impact on amplifier cost and power consumption. The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30267-30280 (2014)

All-optical measurement of elastic constants in nematic liquid crystals
In this article we present a new all-optical method to measure elastic constants connected with twist and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 24, pp.30257-30266 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • Submissions Open: January 2, 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 February 2015
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • Submissions Open: 1 December 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 February 2015
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
Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2014
  • Kenneth Schepler, Katia Gallo, F. Ömer Ilday, Yoonchan Jeong, Shibin Jiang, Takunori Taira
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 December 2014
Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 4 December 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)
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang 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)

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Advanced Solid-State Lasers
  • Katia Gallo, Yoonchan Jeong, Thomas Sudmeyer
  • 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

Self-tracking solar concentrator with an acceptance angle of 32°
Solar concentration has the potential to decrease the cost associated with solar cells by replacing the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1880-A1894 (2014)

Thermoresponsive scattering coating for smart white LEDs
White light emitting diode (LED) systems, capable of lowering the color temperature of emitted light on... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1868-A1879 (2014)

P-side-up thin-film AlGaInP-based light emitting diodes with direct ohmic contact of an ITO layer with a GaP window layer
A twice wafer-transfer technique can be used to fabricate high-brightness p-side-up thin-film AlGaInP-based... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1862-A1867 (2014)

Photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation with linear gradient Al composition dodecagon faceted AlGaN/n-GaN electrode
We demonstrated photoelectrochemical cells (PECs) with dodecagon faceted AlGaN/n-GaN heterostructure... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1853-A1861 (2014)

High efficiency of photon-to-heat conversion with a 6-layered metal/dielectric film structure in the 250-1200 nm wavelength region
The optical properties and thermal stability of a 6-layered metal/dielectric film structure are investigated... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1843-A1852 (2014)

Roll-to-roll embossing of optical linear Fresnel lens polymer film for solar concentration
Roll-to-roll manufacturing has been proven to be a high-throughput and low-cost technology for continuous... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1835-A1842 (2014)

Planar solar concentrator featuring alignment-free total-internal-reflection collectors and an innovative compound tracker
This study proposed a planar solar concentrator featuring alignment-free total-internal-reflection (TIR)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1818-A1834 (2014)

Trace aerosol detection and identification by dynamic photoacoustic spectroscopy
Dynamic photoacoustic spectroscopy (DPAS) is a high sensitivity technique for standoff detection of trace... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1810-A1817 (2014)

Regularly patterned non-polar InGaN/GaN quantum-well nanorod light-emitting diode array
The growth and process of a regularly patterned nanorod (NR)- light-emitting diode (LED) array with its... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1799-A1809 (2014)

Light extraction analysis and enhancement in a quantum dot light emitting diode
We apply a rigorous dipole model to analyze the light outcoupling and angular performance of quantum dot... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1783-A1798 (2014)