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1 December 2008, Volume 47, Issue 34, pp. 6325-6476 Feat. pp: LC1; H1–H224   49 articles

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Light and Color in the Open Air: introduction to the feature issue

Appl. Opt. 47(34), LC1-LC2 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Eclipses

Visibility of stars, halos, and rainbows during solar eclipses

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H14-H24 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Simulating irradiance during lunar eclipses: the spherically symmetric case

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H52-H61 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Simulating irradiance and color during lunar eclipses using satellite data

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H149-H156 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Lunar eclipse photometry: absolute luminance measurements and modeling

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H62-H71 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows

Simulating rainbows in their atmospheric environment

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H176-H181 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

The rainbow as interactive art: modeling the Elaisson Beauty installation at SFMOMA

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H171-H175 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Fountain rainbows

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H220-H224 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Geometric optics and rainbows: generalization of a result by Huygens

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H11-H13 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows in the grass. I. External-reflection rainbows from pendant droplets

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H203-H213 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows in the grass. II. Arbitrary diagonal incidence

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H214-H219 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric Scattering, Skylight, and Imaging

Color of smoke from brush fires

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H143-H148 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Quantifying the “milky sky” experiment

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H128-H132 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Visually discerning the curvature of the Earth

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H39-H43 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Using a trichromatic CCD camera for spectral skylight estimation

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H31-H38 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Retrieval of the optical depth using an all-sky CCD camera

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H182-H189 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Measuring overcast colors with all-sky imaging

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H106-H115 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Observed brightness distributions in overcast skies

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H116-H127 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Digital all-sky polarization imaging of partly cloudy skies

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H190-H198 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Halos and Coronas

The legendary Rome halo displays

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H72-H84 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

When Huygens and Mariotte agree

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H85-H90 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Maximum deviation of light in a transparent wedge

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H44-H51 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Simulating halos and coronas in their atmospheric environment

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H157-H166 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Antisolar halospot

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H167-H170 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Rare display of eight concentric halos in Tampere, Finland, on 5 June 2008

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H199-H202 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Glories

Effects of refractive index on glories

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H133-H142 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Noncircular glories and their relationship to cloud droplet size

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H25-H30 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric Refraction

Isaac Newton and the astronomical refraction

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H95-H105 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Variability in low altitude astronomical refraction as a function of altitude

Appl. Opt. 47(34), H91-H94 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Detectors

Optimized broadband wide-angle absorber structures

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6366-6370 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

High-resolution microspectrometer with an aberration-correcting planar grating

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6442-6447 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Method for evaluating material dispersion of dielectric film in the hollow fiber

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6340-6344 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Holography

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Nanodisplacement measurement using spectral shifts in a white-light interferometer

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6334-6339 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Materials

Transparent colloid containing upconverting nanocrystals: an alternative medium for three-dimensional volumetric display

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6416-6421 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Measurement and comparison of the optical performance of an ophthalmic lens based on a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor in real viewing conditions

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6434-6441 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectroscopy

Broadband, high-resolution spatial heterodyne spectrometer

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6371-6384 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Software field widening of a Fourier-transform spectrometer using a large focal plane array

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6470-6476 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Image Processing

Analytical determination of the uncertainty and the optimum sampling frequency for one-dimensional images with noise

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6350-6356 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Multispectral illumination and image processing techniques for active millimeter-wave concealed object detection

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6357-6365 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrafast Optics

Polarization information for terahertz imaging

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6422-6427 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov atmospheric turbulence: three-layer altitude model

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6385-6391 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Single-mode fiber with a plano-convex silicon microlens for an integrated butt-coupling scheme

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6345-6349 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Photonic dual RF beam reception of an X band phased array antenna using a photonic crystal fiber-based true-time-delay beamformer

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6448-6452 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Controlled rotation of birefringent particles in an optical trap

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6428-6433 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Scattering

Improved slow-light delay performance of a broadband stimulated Brillouin scattering system using fiber Bragg gratings

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6404-6415 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

Biomedical Optics

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Algebraic reconstruction techniques for spectral reconstruction in diffuse optical tomography

Appl. Opt. 47(34), 6392-6403 (2008)  View: HTML | PDF

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