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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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Generation of arbitrary cylindrical vector beams on the higher order Poincaré sphere
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel interferometric approach to generate arbitrary cylindrical... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5274-5276 (2014)

Broad-bandwidth, high-efficiency multiwavelength conversion in a high-Q photonic crystal resonator
We analytically and numerically demonstrate that multiwavelength conversion can be realized in a high-Q... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5271-5273 (2014)

Hybrid structured fiber-optic Fabry–Perot interferometer for simultaneous measurement of strain and temperature
We fabricate and experimentally demonstrate a hybrid structured Fabry–Perot interferometer (FPI)... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5267-5270 (2014)

Photonic microwave-signal-mixing technique using phase-coherent orthogonal optical carriers for radio-over-fiber application
An optical-assisted microwave-mixing technique based on orthogonal and phase-coherent optical carriers is... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5263-5266 (2014)

Graded-index structures for high-efficiency solar thermophotovoltaic emitting surfaces
This Letter presents a highly efficient emitter structure for solar thermophotovoltaic systems. The structure... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5259-5262 (2014)

Stable radio frequency dissemination by simple hybrid frequency modulation scheme
In this Letter, we propose a fiber-based stable radio frequency transfer system by a hybrid frequency... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5255-5258 (2014)

Weak-light phase tracking with a low cycle slip rate
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission will use a phase-locked loop to track changes... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5251-5254 (2014)

Low-cost coherent receiver for long-reach optical access network using single-ended detection
A low-cost coherent receiver using two 2×3 optical hybrids and single-ended detection is proposed for... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5248-5250 (2014)

Demonstration of the feasibility of large-port-count optical switching using a hybrid Mach–Zehnder interferometer–semiconductor optical amplifier switch module in a recirculating loop
For what we believe is the first time, the feasibility of large-port-count nanosecond-reconfiguration-time... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 18, pp.5244-5247 (2014)

Editorial: acceptance criteria and editorial procedures for Optics Letters
Optics Letters Editors strive to provide timely reviews and decisions for authors while bringing top quality... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.ED2-ED3 (2014)

Polarization-independent etching of fused silica based on electrons dynamics control by shaped femtosecond pulse trains for microchannel fabrication
We propose an approach to realize polarization-independent etching of fused silica by using temporally shaped... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5240-5243 (2014)

Self-calibrating lensless inline-holographic microscopy by a sample holder with reference structures
A self-calibration technique for lensless compact chip-microscopes based on inline holography with pinhole... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5236-5239 (2014)

Tunable, nondispersive optical filter using photonic Hilbert transformation
We propose and numerically demonstrate a new design concept for implementing nondispersive complementary... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5232-5235 (2014)

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