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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 of 3.385, 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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Investigation of plasmonic whispering-gallery mode characteristics for graphene monolayer coated dielectric nanodisks
In this Letter, we theoretically studied high-quality (Q) factor plasmonic whispering-gallery modes (WGMs)... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5527-5530 (2014)

Coupled Airy breathers
The dynamics of two component-coupled vectorial Airy beams is investigated. In the linear propagation regime,... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5523-5526 (2014)

Precise control of the coupling coefficient through destructive interference in silicon waveguide Bragg gratings
We present waveguide Bragg gratings with misaligned sidewall corrugations on a silicon-on-insulator platform.... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5519-5522 (2014)

Radiometric temperature measurement with Si and InGaAs single-photon avalanche photodiode
We experimentally demonstrate the use of single-photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD) for radiometric... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5515-5518 (2014)

Quantitative phase imaging with partially coherent illumination
In this Letter, we formulate a mathematical model for predicting experimental outcomes in quantitative phase... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5511-5514 (2014)

Quantitative measurements of strain and birefringence with common-path polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
We demonstrate the first system for optical coherence tomography (OCT) that enables simultaneous measurement... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5507-5510 (2014)

Observation of dispersive wave emission by temporal cavity solitons
We examine a coherently-driven, dispersion-managed, passive Kerr fiber ring resonator and report, to the best... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5503-5506 (2014)

Amplitude-masked photoacoustic wavefront shaping and application in flowmetry
Optical-resolution photoacoustic flowmetry (PAF) allows noninvasive single-cell flow measurements. However,... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5499-5502 (2014)

Optical microcavity scanning 3D tomography
A scanning optical microcavity is exploited to achieve lens-free 3D tomography of microfluidic channels. The... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5495-5498 (2014)

Enhancement of nanograting formation assisted by silver ions in a sodium gallophosphate glass
We investigated the influence of silver ions during the direct femtosecond laser-induced formation of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5491-5494 (2014)

Tunable achromatic liquid crystal waveplates
The wavelength dependence of phase retarders is considered as a challenge in different applications such as... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5487-5490 (2014)

Optical retarder system with programmable spectral retardance
An optical system that works as a retarder waveplate with programmable spectral retardance is proposed. The... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5483-5486 (2014)

Simultaneous dual-wavelength stimulated Raman scattering in Ba(MoO4)x(WO4)1- x solid solution single crystals
The simultaneous dual-wavelength stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of the same order Stokes with 532 nm... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5479-5482 (2014)

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