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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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Large step-phase measurement by a reduced-phase triple-illumination interferometer
We present a reduced-phase triple-illumination interferometer (RPTII) as a novel single-shot technique to... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11264-11271 (2015)

Temporal power spectrum of irradiance fluctuations for a Gaussian-beam wave propagating through non-Kolmogorov turbulence
In the past decades, both the increasing experimental evidence and some results of theoretical investigation... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11250-11263 (2015)

Dynamic range improvement in analog photonic link by intermodulation-compensation receiver
In this paper, a novel intermodulation-compensation optical receiver based on the bias-modulated photo... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11242-11249 (2015)

Optical frequency standard using acetylene-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers
Gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers are used to stabilize a fiber laser to the... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11227-11241 (2015)

Impact of local oscillator frequency noise on coherent optical systems with electronic dispersion compensation
A theoretical investigation of the equalization-enhanced phase noise (EEPN) and its mitigation is presented.... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11221-11226 (2015)

Efficiency enhancement of organic light-emitting devices due to a localized surface plasmonic resonance effect of poly(4-butylphenyl-diphenyl-amine):dodecanethiol functionalized Au nanocomposites
Organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) were fabricated utilizing a poly(4-butylphenyl-diphenyl-amine)... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11211-11220 (2015)

1590-nm-pumped passively Q-switched thulium all-fiber laser at 1900 nm
We propose and demonstrate a passively Q-switched 1900-nm thulium all-fiber laser using the mode-field-area... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11205-11210 (2015)

Suppressed ionic effect and low-frequency texture transitions in a cholesteric liquid crystal doped with graphene nanoplatelets
We focus on investigating the dielectric behaviors and the low-frequency texture transitions in a cholesteric... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11195-11204 (2015)

Broadband nonlinear optical response in multi-layer black phosphorus: an emerging infrared and mid-infrared optical material
Black phosphorous (BP), the most thermodynamically stable allotrope of phosphorus, is a high-mobility layered... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11183-11194 (2015)

A highly linear superconducting bolometer for quantitative THz Fourier transform spectroscopy
A superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer operating in the spectral range from 0.1 THz to 3... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11170-11182 (2015)

Low-loss titanium dioxide waveguides and resonators using a dielectric lift-off fabrication process
We present a bi-layer lift-off fabrication approach to create low-loss amorphous titanium dioxide... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11160-11169 (2015)

Low-loss and fabrication tolerant silicon mode-order converters based on novel compact tapers
We propose large bandwidth and high fabrication-tolerance mode-order converters on the silicon-on-insulator... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11152-11159 (2015)

Tunable fractional-order photonic differentiator based on the inverse Raman scattering in a silicon microring resonator
A novel photonic fractional-order temporal differentiator is proposed based on the inverse Raman scattering... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 9, pp.11141-11151 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Control of Radiative Processes for Energy Conversion and Harvesting
  • Peter Bermel, Svetlana Boriskina, Karl Joulain, Zongfu Yu
  • Submission opens: 15 May 2015; Submission deadline: 15 June 2015

In Progress

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Optical Cooling and Trapping
  • Antonio A. R. Neves (Lead), Philip H. Jones, Le Luo, Onofrio M. Maragò
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2014
  • Kenneth Schepler, Katia Gallo, F. Ömer Ilday, Yoonchan Jeong, Shibin Jiang, Takunori Taira
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Published
Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • Published
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Published
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • 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)