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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
2012 Impact Factor: 3.385
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Virtual source of a Pearcey beam
A virtual source that yields a family of a Pearcey wave is demonstrated. A closed-form expression is derived... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2703-2706 (2014)
Thermally controlled coupling of a rolled-up microtube integrated with a waveguide on a silicon electronic-photonic integrated circuit
We report on the first experimental demonstration of the thermal control of coupling strength between a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2699-2702 (2014)
Diffraction-limited, 10-W, 5-ns, 100-kHz, all-fiber laser at 155 μm
This Letter reports on an all-fiber-integrated master-oscillator, power amplifier system at... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2695-2698 (2014)
Red emission of additional Pr3+ and adjusting effect of additional Mg2+ in Ca3Sc2Si3O12:Ce3+, Mn2+ phosphor
In this Letter, we report the addition of Pr3+ and Mg2+ in CSS:Ce3+,... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2691-2694 (2014)
Multiheterodyne spectroscopy with optical frequency combs generated from a continuous-wave laser
Dual-drive Mach–Zehnder modulators were utilized to produce power-leveled optical frequency combs... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2688-2690 (2014)
Multioctave midinfrared supercontinuum generation in suspended-core chalcogenide fibers
An As2S3 fiber-based supercontinuum source that covers 3500 nm, extending from... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2684-2687 (2014)
Scaling the mode instability threshold with multicore fibers
Mode instabilities (MIs) have quickly become the most limiting effect for the average power scaling of nearly... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2680-2683 (2014)
Dependence of lasing threshold on Q factor in a deformed microcavity laser
The relationship between lasing threshold and quality (Q) factor is investigated. When a deformed microcavity... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2676-2679 (2014)
All-optical frequency upconversion for radio-over-fiber applications based on cross-gain modulation and cross-polarization modulation in a semiconductor optical amplifier
We propose a novel all-optical frequency upconversion technique for radio-over-fiber (RoF) systems based on... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2672-2675 (2014)
Thermal effects on sudden changes and freezing of correlations between remote atoms in a cavity quantum electrodynamics network
We investigate thermal effects on sudden changes and freezing of the quantum and classical correlations of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2668-2671 (2014)
Light focusing and two-dimensional imaging through scattering media using the photoacoustic transmission matrix with an ultrasound array
We implement the photoacoustic transmission matrix approach on a two-dimensional photoacoustic imaging... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2664-2667 (2014)
Intense sub-two-cycle infrared pulse generation via phase-mismatched cascaded nonlinear interaction in DAST crystal
Octave-spanning, 12.5 fs, (1.9 cycle) pulses with 115 μJ energy in the short-wavelength... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2660-2663 (2014)
Single-shot spatially modulated Stokes polarimeter based on a GRIN lens
A new polarimeter for the simultaneous measurement of all Stokes parameters in a single shot is presented. It... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2656-2659 (2014)
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