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Optics Express

Optics Express


About the Journal

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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Nanoparticle scattering layer for improving light extraction efficiency of organic light emitting diodes
Nanoparticle scattering layer based on polymer-metal oxide composite is successfully introduced to enhance... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A133-A139 (2015)

Vanadium dioxide nanogrid films for high transparency smart architectural window applications
This study presents a novel approach towards achieving high luminous transmittance (Tlum) for... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A124-A132 (2015)

Color uniformity in spotlights optimized with reflectors and TIR lenses
We analyze the color uniformity in the far field of spotlight systems to estimate visual perception with a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.A118-A123 (2015)

Enhanced efficiency of AlGaInP disk laser by in-well pumping
The performance of a 665-nm GaInP disk laser operated continuous-wave at 15°C both in-well-pumped at... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2472-2486 (2015)

Negative dispersion of birefringence of smectic liquid crystal-polymer composite: dependence on the constituent molecules and temperature
We investigated the dependence of the negative dispersion of birefringence of smectic liquid crystal-polymer... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2466-2471 (2015)

Development of a grating-based interferometer for six-degree-of-freedom displacement and angle measurements
A grating-based interferometer for 6-DOF displacement and angle measurement is proposed in this study. The... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2451-2465 (2015)

Single-mode high-power interband cascade lasers for mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy
For high-sensitivity absorption spectroscopy, single-mode light sources capable of emitting high optical... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2446-2450 (2015)

Self-focusing in multicore fibers
Self-focusing is the ultimate power limit of single mode fiber amplifiers. As fiber technology is approaching... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2436-2445 (2015)

Polarization dynamic patterns of vector solitons in a graphene mode-locked fiber laser
Multiple polarization dynamic patterns of vector solitons, including fundamental solitons, bunched solitons,... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2424-2435 (2015)

Optical chaos and hybrid WDM/TDM based large capacity quasi-distributed sensing network with real-time fiber fault monitoring
An optical chaos and hybrid wavelength division multiplexing/time division multiplexing (WDM/TDM) based large... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2416-2423 (2015)

Multi-cavity optoelectronic oscillators using multicore fibers
We propose the use of both homogeneous and heterogeneous multicore fibers to implement multi-cavity... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2403-2415 (2015)

Mitigation of nonlinearities using conjugate data repetition
We investigate a time-domain implementation of generalized phase-conjugated twin waves which we call... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2392-2402 (2015)

Directional excitation of graphene surface plasmons
We propose a scheme to directionally couple light into graphene plasmons by placing a graphene sheet on a... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 3, pp.2383-2391 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • Submissions Open: January 5, 2015; Submission Deadline: 1 February 2015
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • Submissions Open: 1 December 2014; Submission Deadline: 23 February 2015
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

In Progress

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)


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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Low-power communication with a photonic heat pump

A LED can work as a thermodynamic heat pump: under certain conditions, it can use externally supplied electrical work... [more]

All-silicon monolithic Mach-Zehnder interferometer as a refractive index and bio-chemical sensor

Imagine on the palm of your hand a small portable device for bio-chemical sensing. Now, someone tells you that the... [more]

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