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Optics Letters



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Optics Letters (OL) provides rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics and photonics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. The articles often describe research-in-progress, thus reflecting the leading edge in the "science of light." With an Impact Factor above a 3, OL is among the top-ranked journals in the Optics category.

Editor-in-Chief: Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester
ISSN: 0146-9592 | eISSN: 1539-4794
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication, issues twice monthly
2013 Impact Factor: 3.179

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BREN: body reflection essence-neuter model for separation of reflection components
We propose a novel reflection color model consisting of body essence and (mixed) neuter, and present an... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1940-1943 (2015)

Definition of the waist plane for general astigmatic Gaussian beams
We propose a possible generalization of the waist plane for a two-dimensional astigmatic Gaussian beam as a... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1936-1939 (2015)

Second-harmonic generation of light at 245  nm in a lithium tetraborate whispering gallery resonator
A millimeter-sized, monolithic whispering gallery resonator made of a lithium tetraborate,... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1932-1935 (2015)

Fabrication of large-area concave microlens array on silicon by femtosecond laser micromachining
In this Letter, a novel fabrication of large-area concave microlens array (MLA) on silicon is demonstrated by... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1928-1931 (2015)

Differential phase-detecting localized surface plasmon resonance sensor with self-assembly gold nano-islands
Self-assembly (SAM) gold nano-islands are fabricated by two-step thin-film deposition-annealing method.... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1924-1927 (2015)

Random Fabry–Perot resonator-based sub-kHz Brillouin fiber laser to improve spectral resolution in linewidth measurement
For the first time, we propose a novel Brillouin random fiber laser with a narrow linewidth of... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1920-1923 (2015)

Switchable multi-wavelength Tm-doped mode-locked fiber laser
We propose and demonstrate for the first time a switchable tri-wavelength Tm-doped ultra-fast fiber laser... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1916-1919 (2015)

456-mW graphene Q-switched Yb:yttria waveguide laser by evanescent-field interaction
In this Letter, we present a passively Q-switched Yb:Y2O3 waveguide laser using... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1912-1915 (2015)

Power transfer mechanism of metallic grating coupled whispering gallery microsphere resonator
The power transfer mechanism of the Fano resonance in a metallic grating coupled whispering gallery... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1908-1911 (2015)

InAsSb/InAsPSb multiple quantum well disk cavities with pedestal structures on a GaSb substrate for mid-infrared whispering-gallery-mode emission beyond 4  μm
The mid-infrared whispering-gallery-mode disk cavities with... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1904-1907 (2015)

Cancellation of non-conservative scattering forces in optical traps by counter-propagating beams
Non-conservative forces in optical tweezers generate undesirable behavior, such as particle loss due to... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1900-1903 (2015)

Mapping transverse velocity of particles in capillary vessels by time-varying laser speckle through perturbation analyses
We propose a cross-correlation method to map the transverse velocities of particles moving in capillary... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1896-1899 (2015)

Ultrahigh-Q silicon resonators in a planarized local oxidation of silicon platform
We describe a platform for the fabrication of smooth waveguides and ultrahigh-quality-factor (Q factor)... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 9, pp.1892-1895 (2015)

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