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1 April 2011, Volume 50, Issue 10, pp. 1280-1500   30 articles


Optical Technology

Diffraction and Gratings

Diffraction efficiency of 200-nm-period critical-angle transmission gratings in the soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet wavelength bands

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1364-1373 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Automated collimation testing by incorporating the Fourier transform method in Talbot interferometry

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1446-1452 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Relationships between the generalized functional method and other methods of nonimaging optical design

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1488-1500 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Confocal-rainbow volume holographic imaging system

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1382-1388 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Object-image-based method to construct an unweighted quality map for phase extraction and phase unwrapping

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1482-1487 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Multipoint laser Doppler vibrometry with single detector: principles, implementations, and signal analyses

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1280-1288 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Two-dimensional quantification of the corrosion process in metal surfaces using digital speckle pattern interferometry

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1323-1328 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Early detection of liver cancer based on bioluminescence tomography

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1389-1395 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Ab initio synthesis of linearly compensated zoom lenses by evolutionary programming

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1434-1441 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Tweezers or Optical Manipulation

Long-distance axial trapping with Laguerre–Gaussian beams

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1469-1476 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Physical Optics

Generation of optical vortices with an adaptive helical mirror

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1374-1381 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Thin Films

General approach to reliable characterization of thin metal films

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1453-1464 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Diffraction and Gratings

Polarizing color filter based on a subwavelength metal–dielectric grating

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1356-1363 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Adding functionalities to precomputed holograms with random mask multiplexing in holographic optical tweezers

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1417-1424 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (3)]

Image Processing

Sparsity-motivated automatic target recognition

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1425-1433 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Machine Vision

Stereo depth estimation under different camera calibration and alignment errors

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1289-1301 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Optical bistability in metal–insulator–metal plasmonic Bragg waveguides with Kerr nonlinear defects

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1307-1311 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Single-cell gap-transflective liquid crystal display using two optical modes of a bistable liquid crystal

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1333-1337 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Investigation of the effect of scattering agent and scattering albedo on modulated light propagation in water

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1396-1404 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Design of an in-line, digital holographic imaging system for airborne measurement of clouds

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1405-1412 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Coupled-cavity concept applied to a highly compact single-frequency laser operating in the 2 μm spectral region

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1329-1332 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Wideband-tunable nanotube Q-switched low threshold erbium doped fiber laser

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1442-1445 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Experimental investigation of high-energy wave-breaking-free-pulse generation in bidirectional-pumping all-fiber laser

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1465-1468 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Tunable solid-state laser based on modified polymethyl methacrylate with methanol doped with Pyrromethene 580

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1302-1306 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

High-efficiency continuously tunable single-frequency doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1477-1481 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Phase detection sensitivity enhancement of surface plasmon resonance sensor in a heterodyne interferometer system

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1345-1349 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Nanometer-scale displacement sensor based on phase-sensitive diffraction grating

Appl. Opt. 50(10), 1413-1416 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

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