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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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Influence of graphene coating on speckle-pattern rotation of light in gyrotropic optical fiber
In the present work, change in speckle-pattern of linearly polarized light passed through graphene-covered... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.890-893 (2015)

Two-mode injection-locked FP laser receiver: a regenerator for long-distance stable fiber delivery of radio-frequency standards
We propose and experimentally validate a new cost-effective optical receiver–regenerator scheme for... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.886-889 (2015)

Improving cross-modal face recognition using polarimetric imaging
We investigate the performance of polarimetric imaging in the long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectrum for... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.882-885 (2015)

Observation of a classical Cheshire cat in an optical interferometer
A recent neutron interferometry experiment claims to demonstrate a paradoxical phenomenon dubbed the... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.879-881 (2015)

Continuous wave-pumped wavelength conversion in low-loss silicon nitride waveguides
In this Letter we introduce a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-compatible low-loss... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.875-878 (2015)

Optical reflection modulation using surface plasmon resonance in a graphene-embedded hybrid plasmonic waveguide at an optical communication wavelength
We propose a high-performance, graphene-based optical modulator with a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) at... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.871-874 (2015)

Optical bistability of localized Josephson surface plasmons in cuprate superconductors
Microparticles made of high-Tc cuprate superconductors are characterized by localized plasmonic... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.867-870 (2015)

Markovian optical modes
We describe the transition of a set of optical modes following a Markov chain process, where the mean value... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.863-866 (2015)

Information encryption in phase space
In this Letter, we propose an information encryption technique based on the theory of phase-space optics. We... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.859-862 (2015)

1-J operation of monolithic composite ceramics with Yb:YAG thin layers: multi-TRAM at 10-Hz repetition rate and prospects for 100-Hz operation
Experimental amplification of 10-ns pulses to energy of 1 J at repetition rate of 10–100 Hz... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.855-858 (2015)

Subwavelength binary plasmonic solitons
We study the formation of subwavelength solitons in binary metal-dielectric lattices. We show that the... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 6, pp.851-854 (2015)

Excitation of multiple resonances in 1D Anderson localized systems for efficient light amplification
Excitation of hybridized multiple resonances can be an effective route for coherent light generation in... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 5, pp.847-850 (2015)

Balancing of thermal lenses in enhancement cavities with transmissive elements
Thermal lensing poses a serious challenge for the power scaling of enhancement cavities, in particular when... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 5, pp.843-846 (2015)

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