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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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In-plane 2D focusing of surface waves by ultrathin refractive structures
In an attempt to provide a fully dielectric platform for two-dimensional optical circuitry, we report on the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6391-6394 (2014)

Strong nonlinear saturation absorption-induced optical pinhole channel and super-resolution effects: a multi-layer system model
This work focuses on the strong nonlinear saturation absorption (NSA)-induced optical super-resolution... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6387-6390 (2014)

1.6  μm emission based on linear loss control in a Er:Yb doped double-clad fiber laser
Based on the control of the linear losses of the cavity, we demonstrate the possibility to achieve filterless... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6383-6386 (2014)

Silicon dual-ring modulator driven by differential signal
A silicon dual-ring modulator consisting of two serially cascaded rings with embedded PN junctions is driven... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6379-6382 (2014)

Phase-shift binary digital holography
We propose phase-shift digital holography (DH) with a one-bit image sensor. In this method, the propagating... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6375-6378 (2014)

Phosphor-free, white-light LED under alternating-current operation
A light-emitting diode structure, consisting of a p-GaN layer, a CdZnO/ZnO quantum-well (QW) structure, a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6371-6374 (2014)

Magnetic induction tomography using an all-optical 87Rb atomic magnetometer
We demonstrate magnetic induction tomography (MIT) with an all-optical atomic magnetometer. Our instrument... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6367-6370 (2014)

High-sensitivity optical biosensor based on cascaded Mach–Zehnder interferometer and ring resonator using Vernier effect
We demonstrate an ultrahigh sensitivity silicon photonic biosensor based on cascaded Mach–Zehnder... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6363-6366 (2014)

Calculation, normalization, and perturbation of quasinormal modes in coupled cavity-waveguide systems
We show how one can use a nonlocal boundary condition, which is compatible with standard frequency domain... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 22, pp.6359-6362 (2014)

Fractional-order photonic differentiator using an on-chip microring resonator
A tunable temporal photonic fractional differentiator using a silicon-on-isolator (SOI) electrically tuned... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 21, pp.6355-6358 (2014)

30% improvement in absorption spectroscopy detectivity achieved by the detuned loading of a quantum cascade laser
We perform a direct absorption spectroscopy experiment of carbon monoxide at... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 21, pp.6351-6354 (2014)

Observation of intensity statistics of light transmitted through 3D random media
We experimentally observe the spatial intensity statistics of light transmitted through three-dimensional... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 21, pp.6347-6350 (2014)

Spectral x-ray phase contrast imaging for single-shot retrieval of absorption, phase, and differential-phase imagery
In this Letter, we propose the first single-shot, noninterferometric x-ray imaging method for simultaneous... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 21, pp.6343-6346 (2014)