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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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High-order optical vortex position detection using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor
Optical vortex (OV) beams have null-intensity singular points, and the intensities in the region surrounding... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8706-8719 (2015)

Modeling focusing Gaussian beams in a turbid medium with Monte Carlo simulations
Monte Carlo techniques are the gold standard for studying light propagation in turbid media. Traditional... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8699-8705 (2015)

Cascaded stimulated polariton scattering in a Mg:LiNbO3 terahertz laser
Cascaded Stimulated Polariton Scattering (SPS) to the fourth-Stokes order is observed experimentally in an... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8687-8698 (2015)

Positive and negative phototunability of chalcogenide (AMTIR-1) microdisk resonator
We demonstrate externally photo-induced partially-reversible tuning of the resonance of a microdisk made of... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8681-8686 (2015)

Wide-angle, polarization-independent and dual-band infrared perfect absorber based on L-shaped metamaterial
We propose a wide-angle, polarization-independent and dual-band infrared perfect metamaterial absorber made... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8670-8680 (2015)

Influence of photo-inscription conditions on the radiation-response of fiber Bragg gratings
We compared the sensitivity to X-rays of several fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) written in the standard... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8659-8669 (2015)

Micro particle launcher/cleaner based on optical trapping technology
Efficient and controllable launching function of an optical tweezers is a challenging task. We present and... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8650-8658 (2015)

Influence of laser linewidth and polarization modulator length on polarization shift keying for free space optical communication
Modulating signal with polarization modulator (PolM) is the simplest method for polarization shift keying... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8639-8649 (2015)

Simple and aberration-free 4color-STED - multiplexing by transient binding
Most fluorescence microscopy experiments today require a multicolor-capable setup, e.g. to study the... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8630-8638 (2015)

One exposure processing to fabricate spiral phase plate with continuous surface
An economical method for fabricating spiral phase plate (SPP) with continuous surface is proposed in this... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8620-8629 (2015)

Physical insight toward electric field enhancement at nodular defects in optical coatings
Although the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique has been prevailingly used to calculate the... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8609-8619 (2015)

Sound emission from the gas of molecular superrotors
We use an optical centrifuge to deposit a controllable amount of rotational energy into dense molecular... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8603-8608 (2015)

Modelling and optimization of continuous-wave external cavity Raman lasers
We report an analytical model describing power and efficiency of a 23 W quasi-continuous-wave diamond Raman... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 7, pp.8590-8602 (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)

Published

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)