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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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Triply resonant four-wave mixing in silicon-coupled resonator microring waveguides
Silicon photonic four-wave mixing (FWM) devices intended for telecommunications applications must satisfy... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5653-5656 (2014)

High-speed and broadband terahertz wave modulators based on large-area graphene field-effect transistors
We present a broadband terahertz wave modulator with improved modulation depth and switch speed by cautiously... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5649-5652 (2014)

Combination of a spectrometer-on-chip and an array of Young’s interferometers for laser spectrum monitoring
This Letter presents the design and experimental results for an on-chip photonic device for laser spectrum... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5645-5648 (2014)

Unbreakable PT symmetry of solitons supported by inhomogeneous defocusing nonlinearity
We consider bright solitons supported by a symmetric inhomogeneous defocusing nonlinearity growing rapidly... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5641-5644 (2014)

Fabricating nanostructures on fused silica using femtosecond infrared pulses combined with sub-nanojoule ultraviolet pulses
Circular craters with diameters of 500 nm are fabricated on the surface of fused silica by femtosecond... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5638-5640 (2014)

Illumination coherence engineering and quantitative phase imaging
Partially coherent illumination provides significant advantages such as speckle-free imaging and enhanced... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5634-5637 (2014)

Mapping the nonlinear dynamics of a laser diode via its terminal voltage
We show that the bifurcations between dynamical states originating in the nonlinear dynamics of an... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5630-5633 (2014)

Dispersive radiation induced by shock waves in passive resonators
We show that passive Kerr resonators pumped close to zero dispersion wavelengths on the normal dispersion... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5626-5629 (2014)

On the speckle number of interferometric velocity and distance measurements of moving rough surfaces
The minimum achievable systematic uncertainty of interferometric measurements is fundamentally limited due to... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5622-5625 (2014)

Generalized Bessel beams with two indices
We report on a new class of exact solutions of the scalar Helmholtz equation obtained by carefully... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5618-5621 (2014)

Whispering-gallery mode lasing from optically free-standing InGaN microdisks
Optically pumped multi-mode whispering-gallery mode (WGM) lasing has been observed in optically free-standing... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5614-5617 (2014)

Injection-locked operation of an optically pumped semiconductor laser
We demonstrate a single-frequency, continuous-wave, optically pumped semiconductor laser (OPSL) using an... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5610-5613 (2014)

Femtosecond pulse train shaping improves two-photon excited fluorescence measurements
Measurements of two-photon absorption (TPA) cross sections are greatly confounded by even very weak linear... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 19, pp.5606-5609 (2014)

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