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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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Cavity-controlled spectral singularity
We study theoretically a parity-time (PT)-symmetric, saturable, balanced gain–loss system in a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4595-4598 (2014)

Femtosecond pulse erbium-doped fiber laser by a few-layer MoS2 saturable absorber
We report on the generation of a femtosecond pulse in a fiber ring laser by using a polyvinyl alcohol... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4591-4594 (2014)

Double-negative metamaterial from conducting spheres with a high-permittivity shell
A three-dimensional, isotropic metamaterial with double-negative behavior is proposed. The material comprises... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4587-4590 (2014)

On-chip all-optical wavelength conversion of multicarrier, multilevel modulation (OFDM m-QAM) signals using a silicon waveguide
We report on-chip all-optical wavelength conversion of multicarrier multilevel modulation signals in a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4583-4586 (2014)

Highly efficient infrared optical nonlinearity of a wide-bandgap chalcogenide Li2CdGeS4
A quaternary chalcogenide Li2CdGeS4 is an excellent candidate for a nonlinear optical... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4579-4582 (2014)

Integrated phased array for wide-angle beam steering
We demonstrate an on-chip optical phased array fabricated in a CMOS compatible process with continuous, fast... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4575-4578 (2014)

Enhanced photorefractive performance of polymeric composites through surface plasmon effects of gold nanoparticles
We investigated the photorefractivity enhancement of polymeric composites by introducing gold nanoparticles... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4571-4574 (2014)

Highly birefringent 98-core fiber
We report on the fabrication and characterization of a polarization-maintaining multicore fiber. The fiber... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4568-4570 (2014)

Double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength generation in one loop structure
We demonstrate a simple and unique double-Brillouin-frequency spaced multiwavelength structure. It uses the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4565-4567 (2014)

Highly efficient higher-order modes filtering into aperiodic very large mode area fibers for single-mode propagation
We report here on the first experimental demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of a new generation of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4561-4564 (2014)

Generation of Airy beams by four-wave mixing in Rubidium vapor cell
We report on an experimental generation of Airy beams by four-wave mixing (FWM) in atomic vapor cells. This... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4557-4560 (2014)

Efficient laser emission from cladding waveguide inscribed in Nd:GdVO4 crystal by direct femtosecond laser writing
We report on the fabrication of depressed cladding waveguides in Nd:GdVO4 laser crystal by using... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 15, pp.4553-4556 (2014)

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)

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