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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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Light trapping in solar cells: numerical modeling with measured surface textures
We present and experimentally validate a computational model for the light propagation in thin-film solar... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 11, pp.A539-A546 (2015)

Broadband photocurrent enhancement and light-trapping in thin film Si solar cells with periodic Al nanoparticle arrays on the front
Plasmonic resonances in metal nanoparticles are considered candidates for improved thin film Si... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 11, pp.A525-A538 (2015)

Effects of transmission on Gaussian optical states
The noise properties of phase-insensitive and phase-sensitive optical transmission links are described in... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10856-10883 (2015)

Integrated digital metamaterials enables ultra-compact optical diodes
We applied nonlinear optimization to design integrated digital metamaterials in silicon for unidirectional... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10847-10855 (2015)

Generation and manipulation of ultrahigh order plasmon resonances in visible and near-infrared region
Optical properties of periodic nanorings with built-in V-shaped nanowedges (NRBV) are investigated... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10836-10846 (2015)

Error analysis of single-snapshot full-Stokes division-of-aperture imaging polarimeters
Single-snapshot full-Stokes imaging polarimetry is a powerful tool for the acquisition of the spatial... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10822-10835 (2015)

Effects of mixing states on the multiple-scattering properties of soot aerosols
The radiative properties of soot aerosols are highly sensitive to the mixing states of black carbon particles... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10808-10821 (2015)

Correction of phase extraction error in phase-shifting interferometry based on Lissajous figure and ellipse fitting technology
The accuracy of phase-shifting interferometers (PSI) is crippled by nonlinearity of the phase shifter and... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10794-10807 (2015)

Dark counts of superconducting nanowire single-photon detector under illumination
An abnormal increase in the SDE was observed for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs)... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10786-10793 (2015)

Bound constrained bundle adjustment for reliable 3D reconstruction
Bundle adjustment (BA) is a common estimation algorithm that is widely used in machine vision as the last... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10771-10785 (2015)

Graphene decorated microfiber for ultrafast optical modulation
We demonstrate ultrafast optical modulation using a single 1-μm-diameter graphene-decorated... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10764-10770 (2015)

Vibrational phase imaging in wide-field CARS for nonresonant background suppression
Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy is a valuable tool for label-free imaging of... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10756-10763 (2015)

Different polarization dynamic states in a vector Yb-doped fiber laser
Different polarization dynamic states in an unidirectional, vector, Yb-doped fiber ring laser have been... Optics Express, Vol. 23 Issue 8, pp.10747-10755 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Control of Radiative Processes for Energy Conversion and Harvesting
  • Peter Bermel, Svetlana Boriskina, Karl Joulain, Zongfu Yu
  • Submission opens: 15 May 2015; Submission deadline: 15 June 2015

In Progress

Light, Energy, and the Environment
  • Thomas White, César Domínguez, Gerard Wysocki, Seunghyup Yoo
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)
Controlled Light Propagation through Complex Media
  • Jerome Mertz, Hui Cao, Sylvain Gigan, Rafael Piestun
  • 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
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)

Published

Quantum Cascade Lasers (Invited Only)
  • Miriam Serena Vitiello (Lead), Giacomo Scalari, Benjamin Williams, Paolo De Natale
  • Published
Nonlinear Photonics
  • Nail Akhmediev (Lead) and Yaroslav Kartashov
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Levent Onural, Gabriel Popescu, Changhe Zhou
  • Published
Optical Interconnects
  • Zhaohui Li, Ivan Shubin, Xiang Zhou
  • Published
Space-Division Multiplexing (Invited Only)
  • Guifang Li, Xiang Liu, Magnus Karlsson, Yves Quiquempois
  • 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)