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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: Joseph N. Mait, US Army Research Laboratory
ISSN: 1559-128X | eISSN: 2155-3165
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; 3 issues per month
2012 Impact Factor: 1.689

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Analytical direct solutions of the Risley prism systems for tracking and pointing
The Risley prism systems, which had many different configurations, are only composed of two wedge prisms. The... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.C83-C90 (2014)

Capture and display mismatch compensation for real-time digital holographic interferometry
Optical holographic interferometry (HI) is realized by two well-known techniques: double exposure holographic... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2870-2880 (2014)

Coherent broadband light generation with a double-path configuration
We generate broadband light by focusing two femtosecond pulses into a Raman-active crystal. By reflecting... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2866-2869 (2014)

Radius measurement by laser confocal technology
A laser confocal radius measurement (LCRM) method is proposed for high-accuracy measurement of the radius of... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2860-2865 (2014)

Anisotropic effective medium properties from interacting Ag nanoparticles in silicon dioxide
Films containing a layer of Ag nanoparticles embedded in silicon dioxide were produced by RF magnetron... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2853-2859 (2014)

Light-scattering effectiveness of two-dimensional disordered surface textures in thin-film silicon solar cells
To compare the light-scattering effectiveness of surface-textured solar cells of various design parameters... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2847-2852 (2014)

Feature weighting algorithms for classification of hyperspectral images using a support vector machine
The support vector machine (SVM) is a widely used approach for high-dimensional data classification.... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2839-2846 (2014)

Distributed optical fiber dynamic magnetic field sensor based on magnetostriction
A distributed optical fiber sensor is introduced which is capable of quantifying multiple magnetic fields... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2833-2838 (2014)

Passively mode-locked fiber laser by using monolayer chemical vapor deposition of graphene on D-shaped fiber
We demonstrate a monolayer graphene saturable absorber (SA) based on D-shaped fiber for operation of the... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2828-2832 (2014)

Virtual camera calibration using optical design software
Camera calibration is a critical step in many vision applications. It is a delicate and complex process that... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2822-2827 (2014)

Validation of short-pulse-laser-based measurement setup for absolute spectral irradiance responsivity calibration
This paper describes the validation process of mode-locked lasers in the “tunable lasers in... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2815-2821 (2014)

Fast and noninterpolating method for subpixel displacement analysis of digital speckle images using phase shifts of spatial frequency spectra
A fast noninterpolation method for calculating displacement of digital speckle images with subpixel precision... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2806-2814 (2014)

High-efficiency fused-silica reflection grism
A fused-silica reflection grism (combination of grating and prism) based on the phenomenon of total internal... Applied Optics, Vol. 53 Issue 13, pp.2802-2805 (2014)

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Call for Papers

Optical Design and Testing
  • Bob Breault, Yi-Ching Fang, John Koshel, Chao-Wen Liang, Jose Sasian, Yongtian Wang
  • Submission Deadline: 1 May 2014
Advances in Lithography
  • Bruce Smith, Rongguang Liang
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 7 July 2014
Laser Interaction with Materials (Invited only)
  • Claude Phipps (Lead), Willy Bohn, Thierry Sarnet
  • Submission Deadline: 1 June 2014
Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging
  • Myung K. Kim, Chau-Jern Cheng, Jinwoong Kim, Wolfgang Osten, Pascal Picart, Hiroshi Yoshikawa
  • Submission Deadline: 30 April 2014

In Progress

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
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)
Imaging Systems and Applications
  • Francisco Imai, Torbjørn Skauli, Shoji Tomianga, Dale C. Linne von berg, Zeev Zalevsky
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Correlation Optics
  • Oleg V. Angelsky, Greg Gbur, Anton Desyatnikov, Yoko Miyamoto, Steen Hanson, Tomasz Szoplik
  • Published
Optical Interference Coatings
  • Markus Tilsch, Detlev Ristau, Li Li, and Angela Piegari
  • Published
Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials for Novel Photonic Applications
  • Partha Banerjee, Dean Evans, Wei Lee, Victor Reshetnyak, and Nelson Tansu
  • Published
Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
  • Michael Gehm, David Gerwe, and Andrew Harvey
  • Published

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