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20 July 2007, Volume 46, Issue 21, pp. 4533-4851   39 articles


Optical Technology

Astronomical Optics

Segment aberration effects on contrast

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4533-4540 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Real-time phase-front detector for heterodyne interferometers

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4541-4548 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Subwavelength-grating-induced wavefront aberrations: a case study

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4549-4554 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Estimations of fiber Bragg grating parameters and strain gauge factor using optical spectrum and strain distribution information

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4555-4562 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Influence of skew rays on the sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio of a fiber-optic surface-plasmon-resonance sensor: a theoretical study

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4563-4569 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Power losses in bent and elongated polymer optical fibers

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4570-4578 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Compression defects in different reconstructions from phase-shifting digital holographic data

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4579-4586 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Quadrant kinoform: an approach to multiplane dynamic three-dimensional holographic trapping

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4587-4593 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

Imaging Systems

Characteristics of infrared imaging systems that benefit from superresolution reconstruction

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4594-4603 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Analytical method to find the optimal parameters for gas detectors based on correlation spectroscopy using a Fabry–Perot interferometer

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4625-4632 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Optical retrodirective tracking system approach using an array of phase conjugators for communication and power transmission

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4633-4641 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Use of linear programming to calculate dwell times for the design of petal tools

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4642-4649 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optimization study of the femtosecond laser-induced forward-transfer process with thin aluminum films

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4650-4659 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Direct calculation of the optical constants for a thin film using a midpoint envelope

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4660-4666 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Near-field anomalous spectral behavior in diffraction of a Gaussian pulsed beam from an annular aperture

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4667-4673 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Fast line-shape correction procedure for imaging Fourier-transform spectrometers

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4674-4679 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Multiplexing free-space optical signals using superimposed collinear orbital angular momentum states

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4680-4685 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Digital color image watermarking based on phase-shifting interferometry and neighboring pixel value subtraction algorithm in the discrete-cosine-transform domain

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4694-4701 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Automatic target recognition employing signal compression

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4702-4711 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Residue vector, an approach to branch-cut placement in phase unwrapping: theoretical study

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4712-4727 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Numerical analysis of a high-resolution fast tunable filter based on an intracavity Bragg grating

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4728-4735 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and oceanic optics

Method of estimating time scales of atmospheric piston and its application at Dome C (Antarctica)

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4754-4762 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

GaN-based distributed Bragg reflector for high-brightness LED and solid-state lighting

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4763-4767 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Bound states of dispersion-managed solitons in a fiber laser at near zero dispersion

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4768-4773 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Fourier optics and signal processing

Reducing the impact of source brightness fluctuations on spectra obtained by Fourier-transform spectrometry

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4774-4779 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Optical frequency standard by using a 1560 nm diode laser locked to saturated absorption lines of rubidium vapor

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4780-4785 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Study of solvent effect in laser emission from Coumarin 540 dye solution

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4786-4792 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Second-harmonic-generation-polarimeter calibration by means of a quartz plate

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4793-4803 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Debye series for Gaussian beam scattering by a multilayered sphere

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4804-4812 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrafast Optics

Broad-spectrum neodymium-doped laser glasses for high-energy chirped-pulse amplification

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4813-4819 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Biomedical Optics

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Monte Carlo modeling of optoacoustic signals from human internal jugular veins

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4820-4827 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Method for recovering quantitative broadband diffuse optical spectra from layered media

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4828-4833 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF


Improved steady-state diffusion approximation with an anisotropic point source and the δ--Eddington phase function

Appl. Opt. 46(21), 4843-4851 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

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