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1 February 2009, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp. 658-809; Feat. pp: B1–B189   47 articles


Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis: introduction to the feature issue

Appl. Opt. 48(4), LACSEA1-LACSEA2 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Combustion and Plasma Diagnostics

Ultrafast time-gated ballistic-photon imaging and shadowgraphy in optically dense rocket sprays

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B137-B144 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

High-speed laser-induced fluorescence and spark plug absorption sensor diagnostics for mixing and combustion studies in engines

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B94-B104 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Two-dimensional Raman mole-fraction and temperature measurements for hydrogen-nitrogen mixture analysis

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B57-B64 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Development of a picosecond lidar system for large-scale combustion diagnostics

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B65-B72 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Development of a simplified dual-pump dual-broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering system

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B43-B50 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Advances in generation of high-repetition-rate burst mode laser output

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B23-B31 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical emission enhancement of laser-produced copper plasma under a steady magnetic field

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B105-B110 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Laser-Based Chemical and Security Sensing

Widely tunable laterally coupled distributed feedback laser diodes for multispecies gas analysis based on InAs/InGaAs quantum-dash material

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B51-B56 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Quantum cascade laser linewidth investigations for high resolution photoacoustic spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B80-B86 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Assessment of variations in moisture content of wood using time-resolved diffuse optical spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B87-B93 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Differential absorption lidar CO2 laser system for remote sensing of TATP related gases

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B145-B150 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Environmental and Medical Trace Analysis

Distributed feedback diode laser spectrometer at 2.7 μm for sensitive, spatially resolved H2O vapor detection

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B172-B182 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Long optical cavities for open-path monitoring of atmospheric trace gases and aerosol extinction

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B159-B171 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Impact of collisional quenching on the detection of HgCl2 via photofragment emission

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B32-B42 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Particle size distribution retrieval from multiwavelength lidar signals for droplet aerosol

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B8-B16 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Fluorescence lifetime and intensity of terbium-doped dipicolinic acid in water, HCl, and sodium acetate buffer solutions

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B111-B118 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Classification and selective collection of individual aerosol particles using laser-induced fluorescence

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B126-B136 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical waveguide light-mode spectroscopy immunosensors for environmental monitoring

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B151-B158 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Off-axis integrated cavity output spectroscopy with a mid-infrared interband cascade laser for real-time breath ethane measurements

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B73-B79 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical and Laser Spectroscopic Sensing Techniques

Standoff and arms-length detection of chemicals with single-beam coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B17-B22 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Resonant tuning fork detector for electromagnetic radiation

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B119-B125 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Laser system range calculations and the Lambert W function

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B1-B7 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Evanescent field sensors and the implementation of waveguiding nanostructures

Appl. Opt. 48(4), B183-B189 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Diffraction and Gratings

Diffractive variable attenuator for femtosecond laser radiation control

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 708-711 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Technique for the focal-length measurement of positive lenses using Fizeau interferometry

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 730-736 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Active control of a 30 m ring interferometric telescope primary mirror

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 664-671 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Paired circularly polarized heterodyne ellipsometer

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 758-764 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Hyperparabolic concentrators

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 712-715 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Surface characteristics of an optical component manufactured with a polyurethane lap

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 737-742 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF


Low-speckle laser projection with a broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser in the nonmodal emission regime

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 792-798 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Spectrally resolved white-light interferometry for 3D inspection of a thin-film layer structure

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 799-803 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Imaging Systems

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Diffraction and Gratings

Fiber Optics

Noise analysis in photonic true time delay systems based on broadband optical source and dispersion components

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 658-663 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Characteristic analysis of tapered lens fibers for light focusing and butt-coupling to a silicon rib waveguide

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 672-678 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Influence of nonideal chirped fiber Bragg grating characteristics on all-optical clock recovery based on the temporal Talbot effect

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 679-690 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Thermoacoustic optical path length stabilization in a single-mode optical fiber

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 704-707 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Development of a multiple gas analyzer using cavity ringdown spectroscopy for use in advanced fire detection

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 695-703 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Temporal wavefront stability of an ultrafast high-power laser beam

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 770-777 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinearly coupled, gain-switched Nd:YAG second harmonic laser with variable pulse width

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 765-769 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Three output port channel-drop filter based on photonic crystals

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 804-809 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Development of a 1.6 μm differential absorption lidar with a quasi-phase-matching optical parametric oscillator and photon-counting detector for the vertical CO2 profile

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 748-757 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF


Wavelength modulation waveforms in laser photoacoustic spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 743-747 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

Biomedical Optics

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Light scattering calculations exploring sensitivity of depolarization ratio to shape changes. I. Single spores in air

Appl. Opt. 48(4), 716-724 (2009)  View: HTML | PDF

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