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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
2013 Impact Factor: 3.179
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Simple model for the nonlinear optical response of gases in the transparency region
We present a simple model for the nonlinear optical response of atomic gases for pulses with center... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5086-5089 (2014)
Lock-in spectroscopy employing a high-speed camera and a micro-scanner for volumetric investigations of unsteady flows
Spectroscopic methods are established tools for nonintrusive measurements of flow velocity. However, those... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5082-5085 (2014)
Quantum key distribution over a 72 dB channel loss using ultralow dark count superconducting single-photon detectors
We report the first quantum key distribution (QKD) experiment over a 72 dB channel loss using... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5078-5081 (2014)
Generation of two beams of light carrying spin and orbital angular momenta of opposite handedness
A new hybrid plasmonic structure that can generate two light beams carrying spin and orbital angular momenta... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5074-5077 (2014)
Determining the topological charge of stochastic electromagnetic vortex beams with the degree of cross-polarization
By analysis of the degree of cross-polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic vortex beam, we find that the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5070-5073 (2014)
Fiber-optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive OCT for radio-frequency ablation monitoring
An all-fiber optic catheter-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system is demonstrated.... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5066-5069 (2014)
Ultrafast photocarrier dynamics in nanocrystalline ZnOxNy thin films
We examined the ultrafast dynamics of photocarriers in nanocrystalline ZnOxNy thin... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5062-5065 (2014)
Phase conjugation frequency dissemination based on harmonics of optical comb at 10−17 instability level
We demonstrate a phase conjugation frequency dissemination scheme using an optical frequency comb as a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5058-5061 (2014)
Quantitative phase-contrast imaging through a scattering media
We report a new technique for the recovery of quantitative phase and amplitude information of an object... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5054-5057 (2014)
Mid-infrared frequency comb for broadband high precision and sensitivity molecular spectroscopy
We report on the experimental demonstration of the metrological and spectroscopic performances of a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5050-5053 (2014)
Measurements of the third- and fifth-order optical nonlinearities of water at 532 and 1064 nm using the D4σ method
The nonlinear response of liquid water was investigated at 1064 and 532 nm using a Nd:YAG laser... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5046-5049 (2014)
Vertical triple-junction RGB optical sensor with signal processing based on the determination of the space-charge region borders
A triple-junction RGB optical sensor with vertically stacked photodiodes and signal processing that provides... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5042-5045 (2014)
Near orthogonal launch of SPR modes in Au films
We report the excitation of a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) close to the orthogonal axis of a gold (Au)... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 17, pp.5038-5041 (2014)
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Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014 pp: 4635–4977
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