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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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Simple, portable, and low-cost microscope based on off-axis digital holography using two spherical waves
In this Letter, we present a highly compact and low-cost holographic microscope which is especially suitable... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4549-4552 (2014)

Field-programmable optical devices based on resonance elimination
Optical switches are among the essential building blocks in optical networks due to their unique role in... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4545-4548 (2014)

Controllable multiband terahertz notch filter based on a parallel plate waveguide with a single deep groove
The influence of the air gap on the response of transmission for a transverse-electric mode parallel plate... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4541-4544 (2014)

Controllable single-mode random laser using stimulated Raman gain
The present study demonstrates numerically a novel approach to perform a controllable single-mode random... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4537-4540 (2014)

Piconewton force measurement using a nanometric photonic crystal diaphragm
A compact force fiber sensor capable of measuring forces at the piconewton level is reported. It consists of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4533-4536 (2014)

Demonstration of subtraction imaging in confocal microscopy with vector beams
The subtraction imaging in confocal microscopy is demonstrated by using two vector beams with radial and... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4529-4532 (2014)

Enhanced near-infrared photodetection with avalanche gain in silicon microdisk resonators integrated with p-n diodes
We investigate the photocurrent generation by two-photon absorption effect in silicon microdisk resonators... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4525-4528 (2014)

Plasmonics enhanced photomixing for generating quasi-continuous-wave frequency-tunable terahertz radiation
We experimentally demonstrate an order of magnitude enhancement in the quasi-continuous-wave radiated power... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4522-4524 (2014)

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)

Extraordinary transmission through gain-assisted silicon-based nanohole arrays in telecommunication regimes
Extraordinary gain-assisted transmission in telecommunication regimes through circular nanohole arrays... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4506-4509 (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)

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