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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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Linearly-polarized short-pulse AOM Q-switched 978 nm photonic crystal fiber laser: errata
A typing error in our manuscript is reported and corrected. Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1399-A1399 (2014)

Proposal for the generation of photon pairs with nonzero orbital angular momentum in a ring fiber
We present a method for the generation of correlated photon pairs in desired orbital-angular-momentum states... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23743-23748 (2014)

Mode-locking of Er-doped fiber laser using a multilayer MoS2 thin film as a saturable absorber in both anomalous and normal dispersion regimes
Application of a multilayer Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) thin film as a saturable absorber was... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23732-23742 (2014)

Silicon optical modulator with shield coplanar waveguide electrodes
A silicon Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator with a shield coplanar waveguide (CPW)... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23724-23731 (2014)

Photophoretic trapping of multiple particles in tapered-ring optical field
We demonstrate the photophoretic trapping of more than several hundreds of absorbing particles by... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23716-23723 (2014)

Direct fiber comb stabilization to a gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber
We have isolated a single tooth from a fiber laser-based optical frequency comb for nonlinear spectroscopy... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23704-23715 (2014)

Simple technique for evaluating dimensional and compositional changes in selective-area-grown MQW laser diode
We report on a novel combination of measurement techniques for evaluating dimensional and compositional... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23694-23703 (2014)

Supercontinuum optimization for dual-soliton based light sources using genetic algorithms in a grid platform
We present a numerical strategy to design fiber based dual pulse light sources exhibiting two predefined... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23686-23693 (2014)

Elimination of the chirp of narrowband terahertz pulses generated by chirped pulse beating using a tandem grating pair laser pulse stretcher
We study the elimination of the chirp of narrowband terahertz pulses generated by chirped laser pulse beating... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23679-23685 (2014)

Highly efficient second harmonic generation of a light carrying orbital angular momentum in an external cavity
Traditional methods for generating a light carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) include the use of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23673-23678 (2014)

Simultaneous three-dimensional tracking of individual signals from multi-trap optical tweezers using fast and accurate photodiode detection
Multiple-beam optical traps facilitate advanced trapping geometries and exciting discoveries. However, the... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23661-23672 (2014)

Mode size converter between high-index-contrast waveguide and cleaved single mode fiber using SiON as intermediate material
High-index-contrast (HIC) waveguide such as Si and Si3N4 has small mode size enabling... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23652-23660 (2014)

In-fiber fluorospectroscopy based on a spectral decomposition method
We report a simplified model for the computation of light-fluorescence interactions within photonic crystal... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 19, pp.23640-23651 (2014)

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Call for Papers

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
Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Submissions Open: 1 November 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 December 2014
Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Submission Opens: 1 September 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 October 2014
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • Submissions Open: 1 August 2014; Submission Deadline: 10 September 2014
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Submission Opens: 1 October 2014; Submission Deadline: 3 November 2014
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • Submission Opens: 29 July 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 September 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

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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

Polarization insensitive infrared absorbing behaviour of one-dimensional multilayer stack: a fractal approach
The control and tailoring of infrared absorbance/emittance is a crucial task for all those applications... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1547-A1552 (2014)

Seebeck nanoantennas for the detection and characterization of infrared radiation
Arrays of metallic thermocouples in the shape of spiral nanoantennas are proposed as infrared detectors,... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1538-A1546 (2014)

Engineered surface scatterers in edge-lit slab waveguides to improve light delivery in algae cultivation
Most existing photobioreactors do a poor job of distributing light uniformly due to shading effects. One... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1526-A1537 (2014)

Enhancing photovoltaic output power by 3-band spectrum-splitting and concentration using a diffractive micro-optic
We report the enhancement of photovoltaic output power by separating the incident spectrum into 3 bands, and... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1519-A1525 (2014)

Light diffusing effects of nano and micro-structures on OLED with microcavity
We examined the light diffusing effects of nano and micro-structures on microcavity designed OLEDs. The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1507-A1518 (2014)

Two-step design method for highly compact three-dimensional freeform optical system for LED surface light source
Designing an illumination system for a surface light source with a strict compactness requirement is quite... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1491-A1506 (2014)

Slim planar apparatus for converting LED light into collimated polarized light uniformly emitted from its top surface
This study proposes a slim planar apparatus for converting nonpolarized light from a light-emitting diode... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1477-A1490 (2014)

Influence of black silicon surfaces on the performance of back-contacted back silicon heterojunction solar cells
The influence of different black silicon (b-Si) front side textures prepared by inductively coupled reactive... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1469-A1476 (2014)

Enhanced light output power of thin film GaN-based high voltage light-emitting diodes
The characteristics of high-voltage light-emitting diodes (HVLEDs) consisting of a 64-cell LED array were... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1462-A1468 (2014)

Mesoscale modeling of photoelectrochemical devices: light absorption and carrier collection in monolithic, tandem, Si|WO3 microwires
We analyze mesoscale light absorption and carrier collection in a tandem junction photoelectrochemical device... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S6, pp.A1453-A1461 (2014)