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Applied Optics

Applied Optics



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A highly regarded, premium quality must read for everyone in the optics field that offers applications-centered research in optics, photonics, imaging, and sensing. Topics germane to the journal include optical technology, lasers, photonics, environmental optics, and information processing.

Editor-in-Chief: Ronald Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems
ISSN: 1559-128X | eISSN: 2155-3165
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; 3 issues per month
2013 Impact Factor: 1.649

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Design of three-mirror illumination system with free-form fly’s eye for extreme ultraviolet lithography
The low source power is one of the major challenges that hinder the extreme ultraviolet lithography from high... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2091-2097 (2015)

3 × 3 coupler based interferometric magnetic field sensor using a TbDyFe rod
An all-fiber magnetic field sensor by using a TbDyFe rod as the sensing element for the measurement of the... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2085-2090 (2015)

Vacuum ultraviolet spectropolarimeter design for precise polarization measurements
Precise polarization measurements in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) region provide a new means for inferring... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2080-2084 (2015)

Midinfrared supercontinuum generation via As2Se3 chalcogenide photonic crystal fibers
Using numerical analysis, we compare the results of optofluidic and rod filling techniques for the broadening... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2072-2079 (2015)

Comparison of actively Q-switched laser performance of disordered Yb:Ca3La2(BO3)4 crystals cut along the crystallographic axes
In this paper, actively Q-switched laser operation with an acousto-optic switch has been demonstrated by... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2066-2071 (2015)

Features for instantaneous emissions of low-level infrared signals of glucokinase enzyme from pyrococcus furiosus
A noncontact infrared (IR) imaging-based methodology and signal recovery tools are applied on an enzyme... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2057-2065 (2015)

Phase topography-based characterization of thermal effects on materials and joining techniques
There are growing demands to characterize the stability of assemblies of optical components for... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2046-2056 (2015)

Anisotropic non-Kolmogorov turbulence phase screens with variable orientation
We describe a modification to fast Fourier transform (FFT)-based, subharmonic, phase screen generation... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2039-2045 (2015)

Demodulation algorithm used in single-beam system immune to light power drift
A demodulation algorithm based on the head–tail technique is proposed for single-beam water vapor... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2032-2038 (2015)

Optical beam distortions induced by a shock wave
The mean intensity and the displacement from the initially given propagation direction of the optical beam... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2023-2031 (2015)

Theoretical and experimental study of suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering and phase noise in interferometric fiber sensing systems with phase modulation
The effect of phase modulation on the phase noise in remote interferometric fiber sensing systems is analyzed... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2018-2022 (2015)

Determination of the smoke-plume heights and their dynamics with ground-based scanning lidar
Lidar-data processing techniques are analyzed, which allow determining smoke-plume heights and their dynamics... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2011-2017 (2015)

Widely tunable LP11 cladding-mode resonance in a twisted mechanically induced long-period fiber grating
A record tunability of 35 nm for the LP11 cladding-mode resonance in a twisted mechanically... Applied Optics, Vol. 54 Issue 8, pp.2007-2010 (2015)

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Call for Papers

Optical Design and Testing 2015
  • Yi-Chin Fang, Chao-Wen Liang, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang, Toyohiko Yatagai, James M. Zavisian
  • Submission opens: 15 March 2015; submission deadline: 15 May 2015

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Imaging Systems and Signal Recovery
  • Gisele Bennett, Christy Fernandez-Cull, David Gerwe, Michael Kriss, Edmund Lam, Zeev Zalevsky
  • In progress (no new submissions accepted)


Light and Color in the Open Air
  • Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, and Philip Laven
  • Published
2014 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Yoshio Hayasaki (lead), Marc Georges, and Jung-Ping Liu
  • Published
Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Published
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang, Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • Published
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • Published
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Published
Focus on Sandia National Laboratories (Invited Only)
  • Robert Boye
  • Published
Display Technology
  • Liang-Chy Chien, Vladimir G. Chigrinov, Andy Y.-G. Fuh, Yi-Pai Huang, Iam Choon Khoo, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Arokia Nathan, Tsung-Hsun Yang
  • Published

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