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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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Octave-spanning mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in silicon nanowaveguides
We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of octave-spanning supercontinuum generation... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4518-4521 (2014)

Low-loss ultracompact transverse-magnetic-pass polarizer with a silicon subwavelength grating waveguide
An ultracompact and low-loss TM-pass polarizer on silicon is proposed and demonstrated experimentally with a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4514-4517 (2014)

Incoherent averaging of phase singularities in speckle-shearing interferometry
Interferometric speckle techniques are plagued by the omnipresence of phase singularities, impairing the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4510-4513 (2014)

Magneto-optical cooling of atoms
We propose an alternative method to laser cooling. Our approach utilizes the extreme brightness of a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4502-4505 (2014)

Three-dimensional coupled-wave theory for the guided mode resonance in photonic crystal slabs: TM-like polarization
A general coupled-wave theory is presented for the guided resonance in photonic crystal (PhC) slabs with... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4498-4501 (2014)

Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light
We present a new wave-vector-space approach for solving inverse scattering problems. In our formulation, the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4494-4497 (2014)

Experimental dynamics of Akhmediev breathers in a dispersion varying optical fiber
We investigate experimentally the dynamics of Akhmediev breathers in an optical fiber with a longitudinally... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4490-4493 (2014)

Enhanced wavelength sensitivity of the self-collimation superprism effect in photonic crystals via slow light
We demonstrate that the wavelength sensitivity of a self-collimation superprism in photonic crystals (PhCs)... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4486-4489 (2014)

Steady state anisotropy two-photon microscopy resolves multiple, spectrally similar fluorophores, enabling in vivo multilabel imaging
The use of spectrally distinguishable fluorescent dyes enables imaging of multiple targets. However, in... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4482-4485 (2014)

Observation of spectral interference for any path difference in an interferometer
We report the experimental observation of spectral interference in a Michelson interferometer, regardless of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4478-4481 (2014)

Simplified method for ultra high-resolution photoacoustic microscopy via transient absorption
Photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) is a hybrid imaging modality that combines optical illumination with... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4474-4477 (2014)

Statistical meaning of the differential Mueller matrix of depolarizing homogeneous media
By applying the statistical definition of a depolarizing Mueller matrix we formally derive and physically... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4470-4473 (2014)

Self-phase modulation compensation in a regenerative amplifier using cascaded second-order nonlinearities
Self-phase modulation limits the amplification of short optical pulses because of spatial self-focusing and... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4466-4469 (2014)

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