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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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Toward multi-Gbps indoor optical wireless multicasting system employing passive diffractive optics
This Letter presents the evaluation and demonstration of an optical free-space (FS) multicasting system for... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2622-2625 (2014)

CMOS self-powered monolithic light-direction sensor with digitalized output
We present a novel self-powered chip to detect the direction of incident light. This chip directly provides... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2618-2621 (2014)

Optical eigenmode imaging with a sparse constraint
Optical eigenmode imaging (OEI) is an interesting nonlocal imaging method but has the drawback that the... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2614-2617 (2014)

Heterodyne architecture for tunable laser chirped dispersion spectroscopy using optical processing
Dispersion-based spectroscopic techniques present many desirable features when compared with classical... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2611-2613 (2014)

Optics of water cloud droplets mixed with black-carbon aerosols
We use the recently extended superposition T-matrix method to calculate scattering and absorption properties... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2607-2610 (2014)

Impact of dispersive and saturable gain/loss on bistability of nonlinear parity–time Bragg gratings
We report on the impact of realistic gain and loss models on the bistable operation of nonlinear parity–time... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2603-2606 (2014)

Laser-induced cavitation in nanoemulsion with gold nanospheres for blood clot disruption: in vitro results
Optically activated cavitation in a nanoemulsion contrast agent is proposed for therapeutic applications.... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2599-2602 (2014)

Megawatt-scale average-power ultrashort pulses in an enhancement cavity
We investigate power scaling of ultrashort-pulse enhancement cavities. We propose a model for the sensitivity... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2595-2598 (2014)

Quantification of the atmospheric scintillation for laser illumination in active imaging
Most of the analytical scintillation models used by experts to simulate the illumination performances of... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2592-2594 (2014)

Sub-20  fs μJ-energy pulses tunable down to the near-UV from a 1  MHz Yb-fiber laser system
Optical parametric amplifiers render widely tunable ultrashort pulses, but for full spectral coverage,... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2588-2591 (2014)

Two-pulse structured illumination imaging
Structured illumination (SI), which is an imaging technique that is employed in a variety of fields, permits... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2584-2587 (2014)

Locally pressed photonic crystal fiber interferometer for multiparameter sensing
A mode interferometer consisting of a short section of photonic crystal fiber (PCF) fusion spliced to a... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2580-2583 (2014)

Integrated 10  Gb/s multilevel multiband passive optical network and 500  Mb/s indoor visible light communication system based on Nyquist single carrier frequency domain equalization modulation
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel integrated passive optical network (PON) and indoor visible... Optics Letters, Vol. 39 Issue 9, pp.2576-2579 (2014)

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