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1 September 2007, Volume 46, Issue 25, pp. 6223-6497   41 articles

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Optical Technology

Coherence and Statistical Optics

Use of an intensity threshold to improve the visibility of ghost images produced by incoherent light

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6291-6296 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Detectors

Comments on "Absolute linearity measurements on a PbS detector in the infrared"

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6483-6484 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Reply to comments on "Absolute linearity measurements on a PbS detector in the infrared"

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6495-6497 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Thick, three-dimensional nanoporous density-graded materials formed by optical exposures of photopolymers with controlled levels of absorption

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6350-6354 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Control of resonance separation over a wide spectral range in multiwavelength resonant grating filters

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6355-6361 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Proposal for optical fiber designs with ultrahigh effective area and small bending loss applicable to long haul communications

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6330-6339 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Measurements of birefringent media properties using optical vortex birefringence compensator

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6419-6426 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Optical axis perturbation in folded planar ring resonators

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6314-6322 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Materials

Comparison of parallel-plate and in-plane poled polymer films for terahertz sensing

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6283-6290 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Design of multiaperture masks for subnanometer correction of ultraprecision optical components

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6375-6380 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

No wavefront sensor adaptive optics system for compensation of primary aberrations by software analysis of a point source image. 2. Tests

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6427-6433 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

No wavefront sensor adaptive optics system for compensation of primary aberrations by software analysis of a point source image. 1. Methods

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6434-6441 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Phase shift and penetration depth of metal mirrors in a microcavity structure

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6247-6250 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Achromatic polarization rotator

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6340-6343 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optoelectronics

Analysis of a plastic optical fiber-based displacement sensor

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6256-6262 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Developments on standoff detection of explosive materials by differential reflectometry

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6232-6236 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Focal shift in focused radially polarized ultrashort pulsed laser beams

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6251-6255 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectroscopy

Holographically formed polymer dispersed liquid crystal films for transmission mode spectrometer applications

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6277-6282 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Cascaded interferometric imaging spectrometer

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6381-6390 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Imaging reflectometry in situ

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6309-6313 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

High-accuracy differential image motion monitor measurements for the Thirty Meter Telescope site testing program

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6460-6468 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Signal-to-noise-ratio analysis for nonlinear N-ary phase filters

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6405-6418 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote sensing and sensors

Parallel self-mixing imaging system based on an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6237-6246 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectroscopy

Quantitative analysis of bayberry juice acidity based on visible and near-infrared spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6391-6396 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Particle backscatter, extinction, and lidar ratio profiling with Raman lidar in south and north China

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6302-6308 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Resolution investigation of a ratiometric wavelength measurement system

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6362-6367 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Tunable blue laser compensates for thermal expansion of the medium in holographic data storage

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6263-6272 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Semiconductor quantum-well saturable absorbers for efficient passive Q switching of a diode-pumped 946 nm Nd:YAG laser

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6273-6276 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

High-power, low-divergence, linear array of quasi-diffraction-limited beams supplied by tapered diodes

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6297-6301 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Experimental investigation of the performance of an annular aperture and a circular aperture on the same very-small-aperture laser facet

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6449-6453 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Other Areas of Optics

High-sensitivity detection of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) and its precursor acetone

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6397-6404 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Hard target UV lidar measurements of isoprene mixing ratios and emission rates from eucalyptus trees

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6344-6349 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Detection of gaseous plumes in IR hyperspectral images using hierarchical clustering

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6368-6374 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Scattering

Bidirectional scattering distribution functions of maple and cottonwood leaves

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6485-6494 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectroscopy

In situ infrared aerosol spectroscopy for a variety of nerve agent simulants using flow-through photoacoustics

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6323-6329 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrafast Optics

High-energy picosecond near-vacuum ultraviolet pulses generated by sum-frequency mixing of an amplified Ti:sapphire laser

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6228-6231 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

Focal shift in focused truncated pulsed-laser beam

Appl. Opt. 46(25), 6454-6459 (2007)  View: HTML | PDF

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