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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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Double antiresonant hollow core fiber – guidance in the deep ultraviolet by modified tunneling leaky modes
Guiding light inside the hollow cores of microstructured optical fibers is a major research field within... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19131-19140 (2014)

PLC-based LP11 mode rotator for mode-division multiplexing transmission
A PLC-based LP11 mode rotator is proposed. The proposed mode rotator is composed of a waveguide... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19117-19130 (2014)

Magnetic field sensing based on magnetic-fluid-clad fiber-optic structure with taper-like and lateral-offset fusion splicing
A kind of magnetic field sensor composed of magnetic fluid surrounding a segment of singlemode fiber is... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19108-19116 (2014)

Widely tunable chiral nematic liquid crystal optical filter with microsecond switching time
A wavelength shift of the photonic band gap of 141 nm is obtained by electric switching of a partly... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19098-19107 (2014)

Narrow linewidth two-electrode 1560 nm laterally coupled distributed feedback lasers with third-order surface etched gratings
We report on the design and characterization of a re-growth free InGaAsP/InP multiple quantum well... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19087-19097 (2014)

Reliable method for calculating the center of rotation in parallel-beam tomography
High-throughput processing of parallel-beam X-ray tomography at synchrotron facilities is lacking a reliable... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19078-19086 (2014)

Designing display primaries with currently available light sources for UHDTV wide-gamut system colorimetry
The wide-gamut system colorimetry has been standardized for ultra-high definition television (UHDTV). The... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19069-19077 (2014)

Avoiding entanglement sudden death using single-qubit quantum measurement reversal
When two entangled qubits, each owned by Alice and Bob, undergo separate decoherence, the amount of... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19055-19068 (2014)

A nonreciprocal racetrack resonator based on vacuum-annealed magnetooptical cerium-substituted yttrium iron garnet
Vacuum annealed polycrystalline cerium substituted yttrium iron garnet (CeYIG) films deposited by radio... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19047-19054 (2014)

Diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:LYSO laser with 61fs pulse duration
A stable diode pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked (KLM) Yb:LuYSiO5 (Yb:LYSO) laser of generating 61 fs... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19040-19046 (2014)

A 32 × 32 optical phased array using polysilicon sub-wavelength high-contrast-grating mirrors
We report on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-actuated 32 × 32 optical phased arrays (OPAs) with... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19029-19039 (2014)

Substrate effects on the transmittance of 1D metal grid transparent electrodes
The effect of the presence of substrates below metal grids on light transmission is investigated through... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19021-19028 (2014)

Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a resonantly pumped polycrystalline ceramic Ho:LuAG laser
We have reported continuous-wave (CW) and Q-switched operations of a polycrystalline ceramic Ho:LuAG laser in... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue 16, pp.19014-19020 (2014)

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Call for Papers

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), John M. Dudley, 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: 1 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
  • Submission Opens: 29 July 2014; Submission Deadline: 15 September 2014


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

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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

Advancing tandem solar cells by spectrally selective multilayer intermediate reflectors
Thin-film silicon tandem solar cells are composed of an amorphous silicon top cell and a microcrystalline... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1270-A1277 (2014)

Design of red, green, blue transparent electrodes for flexible optical devices
Controlling the wavelength of electrodes within a desirable region is important in most optoelectronic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1257-A1269 (2014)

Design of antireflective nanostructures and optical coatings for next-generation multijunction photovoltaic devices
The successful development of multijunction photovoltaic devices with four or more subcells has placed... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1243-A1256 (2014)

Improvement of phosphor modeling based on the absorption of Stokes shifted light by a phosphor
We have found that the emission spectrum of phosphors measured in the powder state differs from that measured... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1237-A1242 (2014)

Light trapping efficiency of organic solar cells with large period photonic crystals
We study the optical properties of a 2D Photonic Crystal (PC) inserted in the upper ITO electrode of a... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1229-A1236 (2014)

Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns
InGaN/GaN-based solar cells with vertical-conduction feature on silicon substrates were fabricated by wafer... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1222-A1228 (2014)

Mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar for wind and temperature measurements in the stratosphere and lower mesosphere
A mobile Rayleigh Doppler lidar based on the molecular double-edge technique is developed for measuring wind... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S5, pp.A1203-A1221 (2014)

Parasitic loss suppression in photonic and plasmonic photovoltaic light trapping structures
In this paper, we examine the optical loss mechanisms and mitigation strategies in classical photovoltaic... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1197-A1202 (2014)

Polarized light emitting diodes using silver nanoellipsoids
We investigate the polarizing properties of periodic array of silver nanoellipsoids placed on top of a planar... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1190-A1196 (2014)

Light trapping in ZnO nanowire arrays covered with an absorbing shell for solar cells
The absorption properties of ZnO nanowire arrays covered with a semiconducting absorbing shell for extremely... Optics Express, Vol. 22 Issue S4, pp.A1174-A1189 (2014)

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Nanoscale surface tracking of laser material processing using phase shifting diffraction interferometry

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Active hyperspectral imaging using a quantum cascade laser (QCL) array and digital-pixel focal plane array (DFPA) camera

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