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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
2012 Impact Factor: 3.385

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High-efficiency diode-pumped actively Q-switched ceramic Nd:YAG/BaWO4 Raman laser operating at 1666  nm
A diode-pumped actively Q-switched Raman laser employing BaWO4 as the Raman active medium and a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2649-2651 (2014)

Polarization spectroscopy of a velocity-selected molecular sample
This Letter demonstrates polarization spectroscopy of a velocity selected and vibrationally excited molecular... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2645-2648 (2014)

Improved linearity in down-converted analog photonic link by polarization manipulation
A method to improve the linearity of the down-converted analog photonic link is proposed and experimentally... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2641-2644 (2014)

Nearly perfect resonant absorption of TE-polarized light at metal surfaces coated with arrayed dielectric stripes
A quasi-transverse electric (TE) surface wave mode exists at a metal surface coated with an ultrathin... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2637-2640 (2014)

Heterojunction of ZnO nanoparticle/PMMA and its ultraviolet electroluminescence
A ZnO nanoparticle layer was synthesized by the sol-gel method on ITO glass. Devices with a ZnO nanoparticle... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2633-2636 (2014)

Terahertz inverse synthetic aperture radar imaging using self-mixing interferometry with a quantum cascade laser
We propose a terahertz (THz)-frequency synthetic aperture radar imaging technique based on self-mixing (SM)... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2629-2632 (2014)

High signal-to-noise ratio, single-frequency 2  μm Brillouin fiber laser
A high optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) single-frequency 2 μm Brillouin fiber laser (BFL) with... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2626-2628 (2014)

Toward multi-Gbps indoor optical wireless multicasting system employing passive diffractive optics
This Letter presents the evaluation and demonstration of an optical free-space (FS) multicasting system for... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2622-2625 (2014)

CMOS self-powered monolithic light-direction sensor with digitalized output
We present a novel self-powered chip to detect the direction of incident light. This chip directly provides... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2618-2621 (2014)

Optical eigenmode imaging with a sparse constraint
Optical eigenmode imaging (OEI) is an interesting nonlocal imaging method but has the drawback that the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2614-2617 (2014)

Heterodyne architecture for tunable laser chirped dispersion spectroscopy using optical processing
Dispersion-based spectroscopic techniques present many desirable features when compared with classical... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2611-2613 (2014)

Optics of water cloud droplets mixed with black-carbon aerosols
We use the recently extended superposition T-matrix method to calculate scattering and absorption properties... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2607-2610 (2014)

Impact of dispersive and saturable gain/loss on bistability of nonlinear parity–time Bragg gratings
We report on the impact of realistic gain and loss models on the bistable operation of nonlinear parity–time... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2603-2606 (2014)

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