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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
2012 Impact Factor: 3.546

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Compressive holographic two-dimensional localization with 1/302 subpixel accuracy
We propose the use of compressive holography for two–dimensional (2D) subpixel motion localization.... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9774-9782 (2014)

Detection and compensation of basis deviation in satellite-to-ground quantum communications
Basis deviation is the reference-frame deviation between a sender and receiver caused by satellite motion in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9871-9886 (2014)

A method for super-resolved CARS microscopy with structured illumination in two dimensions
We propose a structured illumination scheme for achieving widefield coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9854-9870 (2014)

Localization and quantification of reflective events along an optical fiber using a bi-directional TRA technique
We report on the theory and the implementation of a novel approach for the detection and localization of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9839-9853 (2014)

Time-sequential autostereoscopic 3-D display with a novel directional backlight system based on volume-holographic optical elements
A novel directional backlight system based on volume-holographic optical elements (VHOEs) is demonstrated for... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9820-9838 (2014)

A circuit model for plasmonic resonators
Simple circuit models provide valuable insight into the properties of plasmonic resonators. Yet, it is... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9809-9819 (2014)

Multifocal spot array generated by fractional Talbot effect phase-only modulation
We propose an approach for generating a multifocal spot array (MSA) with a high numerical aperture (NA)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9798-9808 (2014)

Numerical analysis on current and optical confinement of III-nitride vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
We report on the numerical analysis of the electrical and optical properties of current-injected III-nitride... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9789-9797 (2014)

Adaptive 84.44−190 Mbit/s phosphor-LED wireless communication utilizing no blue filter at practical transmission distance
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a white-light phosphor-LED visible light communication (VLC) system... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9783-9788 (2014)

Measurement of wavefront aberrations and lens deformation in the accommodated eye with optical coherence tomography-equipped wavefront system
To quantitatively approach the relationship between optical changes in an accommodated eye and the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9764-9773 (2014)

Electrically switchable cholesteric gratings based on slit electrodes
An electrically switchable diffraction grating (ESDG) based on cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) filled into... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9759-9763 (2014)

Fiber-coupled balanced optical cross-correlator using PPKTP waveguides
We present a fiber-coupled balanced optical cross-correlator using waveguides in periodically-poled... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9749-9758 (2014)

Characterization and control of peak intensity distribution at the focus of a spatiotemporally focused femtosecond laser beam
We report on experimental examination of two-photon fluorescence excitation (TPFE) at the focus of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 8, pp.9734-9748 (2014)

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Advanced Solid-State Lasers
  • Katia Gallo, Yoonchan Jeong, Thomas Sudmeyer
  • Published
Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics
  • Yung-Fu Chen, Frédéric Grillot, Marc Sciamanna
  • Published
Renewable Energy and the Environment
  • Olivier Deparis, John Koshel, Raavi Sai Santosh Kumar, Christian Seassal
  • Published
Nonlinear Optics 2013
  • Yanqing Lu, Takunori Taira, Jerry Dadap, Magnus Karlsson, and Nicolae Panoiu
  • Published
Laser Ignition Conference
  • Takunori Taira, Hirohide Furutani, Ernst Wintner, Fumiteru Akamatsu, Kunihiko Washio, Chunlei Guo, Robert Lucht
  • Published
Surface Plasmon Photonics (Invitation Only)
  • Pierre Berini, Javier Garcia de Abajo, Namkyoo Park, and Alexandre Bouhelier
  • Published
Microwave Photonics
  • Jose Capmany, Guifang Li, Christina Lim, and Jianping Yao
  • Published
ECOC 2013
  • Ekaterina Golovchenko, Andrew Lord, Graeme Maxwell, Periklis Petropoulos, Albert Rafel, Seb Savory
  • Published
Hyperbolic Metamaterials
  • Mikhail Noginov, Mikhail Lapine, Viktor Podolskiy, and Yuri Kivshar
  • Published
Renewable Energy and the Environment (Invitation Only)
  • Christian Seassal and John Koshel
  • 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

Design of a high efficiency ultrathin CdS/CdTe solar cell using back surface field and backside distributed Bragg reflector
A high efficiency CdS/CdTe solar cell was designed with a reduced CdTe absorber-layer thickness and a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A921-A929 (2014)

Phase space considerations for light path lengths in planar, isotropic absorbers
Fundamental limits for path lengths of light in isotropic absorbers are calculated. The method of calculation... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A908-A920 (2014)

Illumination of dense urban areas by light redirecting panels
With the high population growth rate, especially in developing countries, and the scarcity of land resources,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A895-A907 (2014)

Aperiodic and randomized dielectric mirrors: alternatives to metallic back reflectors for solar cells
Dielectric mirrors have recently emerged for solar cells due to the advantages of lower cost, lower... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A880-A894 (2014)

Enhanced power conversion efficiency of quantum dot sensitized solar cells with near single-crystalline TiO2 nanohelixes used as photoanodes
Photo-electrodes with tailored three-dimensional nanostructures offer a large enhancement in light harvesting... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A867-A879 (2014)

Influence of V-pits on the efficiency droop in InGaN/GaN quantum wells
We discuss the influence of V-pits and their energy barrier, originating from its facets of (101¯1)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A857-A866 (2014)

Efficiency improvement of a vertical light-emitting diode through surface plasmon coupling and grating scattering
The enhancement of output intensity, the generation of polarized output, and the reduction of the efficiency... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A842-A856 (2014)

Enhanced electroluminescence using Ta2O5/ZnO/HfO2 asymmetric double heterostructure in ZnO/GaN-based light emitting diodes
ZnO/GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with improved asymmetric double heterostructure of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A833-A841 (2014)

Time domain simulation of tandem silicon solar cells with optimal textured light trapping enabled by the quadratic complex rational function
Amorphous silicon/crystalline silicon (a-Si/c-Si) micromorph tandem cells, with best confirmed efficiency of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A818-A832 (2014)

GaN-based light-emitting diodes on graphene-coated flexible substrates
We demonstrate GaN-based thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on flexible polymer and paper substrates covered... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S3, pp.A812-A817 (2014)

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An implementation method based on ERS imaging mode for sun sensor with 1 kHz update rate and 1″ precision level

Imagine a spacecraft whose primary mission is to observe the sun from an arbitrary orbit or trajectory while... [more]

GPU accelerated toolbox for real-time beam-shaping in multimode fibres

Small, fiber-based endoscopes have improved our ability to image deep within the human body. Current fiber-based... [more]

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