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20 May 2006, Volume 45, Issue 15, pp. 3409-3664   31 articles


Optical Technology

Adaptive Optics

Adaptive-optics system with liquid-crystal phase-shift interferometer

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3409-3414 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Demonstration and characterization of a detector for minimally destructive detection of Bose condensed atoms in real time

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3415-3419 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Optimization of sawtooth surface-relief gratings: effects of substrate refractive index and polarization

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3420-3424 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Optical traps with geometric aberrations

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3425-3429 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Zoom lens design for a novel imaging spectrometer that controls spatial and spectral resolution individually

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3430-3441 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

High-speed digital holographic interferometry for vibration measurement

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3456-3462 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Polarization phase-shifting point-diffraction interferometer

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3463-3476 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Water jet: a promising method for cutting optical glass

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3477-3481 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal voltage sensor

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3482-3488 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Liquid-crystal panel with microdots on an electrode used to modulate optical phase profiles

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3489-3494 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Ferrofluidic adaptive mirrors

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3495-3500 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Light-scattering efficiency of starch acetate pigments as a function of size and packing density

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3501-3509 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Vision and color

Three-color mixing for classifying agricultural products for safety and quality

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3516-3526 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing


Fast calculation method for spherical computer-generated holograms

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3527-3533 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and ocean optics

Characterizing the propagation path in moderate to strong optical turbulence

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3534-3543 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Preliminary measurements with an automated compact differential absorption lidar for the profiling of water vapor: errata

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3544-3544 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

High cw power using an external cavity for spectral beam combining of diode laser-bar emission

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3545-3547 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Bright diode laser light source

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3548-3552 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Bragg mirror inscription on LiNbO3 waveguides by index microstructuration

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3553-3560 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing

Algorithm improvement and validation of National Institute for Environmental Studies ozone differential absorption lidar at the Tsukuba Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change complementary station

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3561-3576 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

In situ optical variability and relationships in the Santa Barbara Channel: implications for remote sensing

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3593-3604 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Spectral variation of the volume scattering function measured over the full range of scattering angles in a coastal environment

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3605-3619 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Noise-resolution trade-off in projection algorithms for laser diffraction particle sizing

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3620-3628 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Mirror magneto-optical trap using circularly polarized light-emitting optical fibers

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3629-3633 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Scattering of a tightly focused beam by an optically trapped particle

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3634-3645 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Method of calibration to correct for cloud-induced wavelength shifts in the Aura satellite's Ozone Monitoring Instrument

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3652-3658 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Biomedical optics


Effect of washing on identification of Bacillus spores by principal-component analysis of fluorescence data

Appl. Opt. 45(15), 3659-3664 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

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