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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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Design and realization of flexible very large mode area pixelated Bragg fibers
A new Pixelated Bragg Fiber design showing improved optical performances in terms of single-mode behavior and... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.363-366 (2015)

Generation of terahertz vector beams with a concentric ring metal grating and photo-generated carriers
A scheme for vector terahertz (THz) beam generation is proposed. A subwavelength metal grating is utilized to... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.359-362 (2015)

Dual-wavelength synchronous operation of a mode-locked 2-μm Tm:CaYAlO4 laser
We experimentally demonstrated dual-wavelength synchronous operation of a high-power passively mode-locked... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.356-358 (2015)

Numerical modeling of Schell-model beams with arbitrary far-field patterns
An approach is described for creating random complex screens to be used in computer simulations of arbitrary... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.352-355 (2015)

High-power Cr2+:ZnS saturable absorber passively Q-switched Ho:YAG ceramic laser and its application to pumping of a mid-IR OPO
We used the Cr2+:ZnS as a saturable absorber to obtain a passively Q-switched Ho:YAG ceramic laser... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.348-351 (2015)

In-band-pumped Ho:KLu(WO4)2 microchip laser with 84% slope efficiency
We report on a continuous-wave Ho:KLu(WO4)2 (KLuW) microchip laser with a record slope... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.344-347 (2015)

Ultrafast laser-excited vibration and elastic modulus of individual gold nanorods
Ultrafast laser irradiation of single gold nanorods of various sizes is simulated for the investigation of... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.340-343 (2015)

Fast bi-exponential fluorescence lifetime imaging analysis methods
A new hardware-friendly bi-exponential fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) algorithm has been proposed.... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.336-339 (2015)

PAM-N signaling by coupling modulation in a ring resonator
A new method for an all-optical PAM modulation is presented. The method relies on coupling modulation of a... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.332-335 (2015)

12-mode OFDM transmission using reduced-complexity maximum likelihood detection
We report the transmission of 163-Gb/s MDM-QPSK-OFDM and 245-Gb/s MDM-8QAM-OFDM transmission over 74 km... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.328-331 (2015)

Two-crystal, synchronously pumped, femtosecond optical parametric oscillator
We demonstrate a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on two nonlinear crystals synchronously... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.324-327 (2015)

Ultraweak intrinsic Fabry–Perot cavity array for distributed sensing
This Letter reports on an ultraweak intrinsic Fabry–Perot interferometer (IFPI) array fabricated by a... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.320-323 (2015)

Characterization of timing jitter spectra in free-running mode-locked lasers with 340  dB dynamic range over 10 decades of Fourier frequency
We demonstrate a method that enables accurate timing jitter spectral-density characterization of free-running... Optics Letters, Vol. 40 Issue 3, pp.316-319 (2015)

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