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Optics Express

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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“Optimal detection angle in sub-diffraction resolution photothermal microscopy: application for high sensitivity imaging of biological tissues” reply to the comment
The differences between our model and existing models are rationalized in terms of the experimental... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6751-6753 (2015)

Comment on “Optimal detection angle in sub-diffraction resolution photothermal microscopy: application for high sensitivity imaging of biological tissues”
A recent publication [Opt. Express, 22(16), 18833–18842 (2014)] discusses the optimal... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6747-6750 (2015)

Automated mode locking in nonlinear polarization rotation fiber lasers by detection of a discontinuous jump in the polarization state
A strategy to align a mode-locked fiber laser with nonlinear polarization rotation is presented. This... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6738-6746 (2015)

Rabi oscillations and stimulated mode conversion on the subwavelength scale
We study stimulated mode conversion and dynamics of Rabi-like oscillations of weights of guided modes in... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6731-6737 (2015)

Tensile-strained germanium microdisk electroluminescence
We report room temperature electroluminescence of tensile-strained germanium microdisks. The strain is... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6722-6730 (2015)

Holistic random encoding for imaging through multimode fibers
The input numerical aperture (NA) of multimode fiber (MMF) can be effectively increased by placing turbid... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6705-6721 (2015)

Eight-state trellis-coded optical modulation with signal constellations of four-dimensional M-ary quadrature-amplitude modulation
We apply the eight-state trellis-coded modulation (TCM) using signal constellations of four-dimensional M-ary... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6692-6704 (2015)

Obtaining new local minima in lens design by constructing saddle points
We show that in the lens design landscape saddle points exist that are closely related to local minima of... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6679-6691 (2015)

Highly-sensitive gas pressure sensor using twin-core fiber based in-line Mach-Zehnder interferometer
A Mach-Zehnder interferometer based on a twin-core fiber was proposed and experimentally demonstrated for gas... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6673-6678 (2015)

Highly sensitive refractive index sensor based on cascaded microfiber knots with Vernier effect
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a refractive index (RI) sensor based on cascaded microfiber knot... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6662-6672 (2015)

Carbon irradiated semi insulating GaAs for photoconductive terahertz pulse detection
We report here a photoconductive material for THz detection with sub-picosecond carrier lifetime made by... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6656-6661 (2015)

1.7-μm spectroscopic spectral-domain optical coherence tomography for imaging lipid distribution within blood vessel
We have developed a spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) for imaging lipid distribution within... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6645-6655 (2015)

Differential absorption lidar for volcanic CO2 sensing tested in an unstable atmosphere
Motivated by the need for an extremely durable and portable instrument to quantify volcanic CO2 we... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 5, pp.6634-6644 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • Submissions Open: 1 December 2014; Submission Deadline: 23 February 2015

In Progress

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • 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
  • 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)

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Adjustable diffractive spiral phase plates

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