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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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Study on the correlations between color rendering indices and the spectral power distributions: reply to comment
We demonstrate the strong theory strength of our original article [Optics Express 22 (S4), A1029 (2014)] and... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A146-A148 (2015)

Study on the correlations between color rendering indices and the spectral power distributions: comment
This is a comment on a recently published paper by Lin at el. [Optics Express 22(S4), A1029 (2014)]. The... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A140-A145 (2015)

Nanoparticle scattering layer for improving light extraction efficiency of organic light emitting diodes
Nanoparticle scattering layer based on polymer-metal oxide composite is successfully introduced to enhance... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A133-A139 (2015)

Saturable Lorentz model for fully explicit three-dimensional modeling of nonlinear optics
Inclusion of the instantaneous Kerr nonlinearity in the FDTD framework leads to implicit equations that have... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2686-2695 (2015)

Optical bistability in a one-dimensional photonic crystal resonator using a reverse-biased pn-junction
Optical bistability provides a simple way to control light with light. We demonstrate low-power... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2676-2685 (2015)

Impact of broadened laser line-shape on retrievals of atmospheric species from lidar sounding absorption spectra
We examine the impact of broadened laser line-shape on retrievals of atmospheric species from lidar-sounding... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2660-2675 (2015)

Characterization of energy transfer for passively Q-switched laser ignition
Miniaturized passively Q-switched Nd:YAG/Cr4+:YAG lasers are promising candidates as spark sources... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2647-2659 (2015)

Theoretical analysis and design guideline for focusing subwavelength gratings
We propose a planar dielectric reflector with focusing ability using concentric circular subwavelength... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2639-2646 (2015)

Compact high power mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator pumped by a gain-switched fiber laser with “figure-of-h” pulse shape
We demonstrate a compact high power mid-infrared (MIR) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2633-2638 (2015)

On the benefit of DMT modulation in nonlinear VLC systems
In a visible light communication (VLC) system, the nonlinear characteristic of the light emitting diode (LED)... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2618-2632 (2015)

Impact of relay placement on diversity order in adaptive selective DF relay-assisted FSO communications
The impact of relay placement on diversity order in adaptive selective decode-and-forward (DF) cooperative... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2600-2617 (2015)

Analytic spatial and temporal temperature profile in a finite laser rod with input laser pulses
In this communication, we present an analytic expression of the thermal load in a cylindrical laser rod. We... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2591-2599 (2015)

Protein biosensing with fluorescent microcapillaries
Capillaries with a high-index fluorescent coating represent a new type of whispering-gallery-mode (WGM)... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2577-2590 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • Submissions Open: January 5, 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: 23 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

In Progress

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
  • 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)

Published

Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Published
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • Published
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

Structural study and Raman scattering analysis of Cu2ZnSiTe4 bulk crystals
Bulk crystals of Cu2ZnSiTe4 (CZSiTe) have been prepared by modified Bridgman method and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1936-A1943 (2014)

Design of efficient LED optics with two free-form surfaces
Most LED illumination applications require generation of complex light patterns for which the secondary... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1926-A1935 (2014)

Numerical method for an analysis of nonlinear light propagation in photorefractive media - time nonlocal approach
Nonlinear light propagation in photorefractive media can be analyzed by numerical methods. The presented... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1907-A1925 (2014)

Superlattice photonic crystal as broadband solar absorber for high temperature operation
A high performance solar absorber using a 2D tantalum superlattice photonic crystal (PhC) is proposed and its... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S7, pp.A1895-A1906 (2014)

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)

Spotlight on Optics

Low-power communication with a photonic heat pump

A LED can work as a thermodynamic heat pump: under certain conditions, it can use externally supplied electrical work... [more]

All-silicon monolithic Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a refractive index and bio-chemical sensor

Imagine on the palm of your hand a small portable device for bio-chemical sensing. Now, someone tells you that the... [more]

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