OSA Publishing

1 October 2011, Volume 50, Issue 28, pp. 5357-5605 Feat. pp: LC1-LC2, F1–F171   52 articles



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

Appl. Opt. 50(28), LC1-LC2 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Visibility of natural tertiary rainbows

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F152-F161 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Photographic evidence for the third-order rainbow

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F134-F141 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Photographic observation of a natural fourth-order rainbow

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F129-F133 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows, water droplets, and seeing—slow motion analysis of experiments in atmospheric optics

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F21-F28 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Zero-order bows in radially inhomogeneous spheres: direct and inverse problems

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F50-F59 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging polarimetry of the fogbow: polarization characteristics of white rainbows measured in the high Arctic

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F64-F71 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Time domain analysis of scattering by a water droplet

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F29-F38 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Glitter and glints on water

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F39-F49 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

Approach to photorealistic halo simulations

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F102-F111 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Color changes in objects in natural scenes as a function of observation distance and weather conditions

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F112-F120 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric ozone and colors of the Antarctic twilight sky

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F162-F171 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

CauStereo: Range from light in nature

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F89-F101 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Icy wave-cloud lunar corona and cirrus iridescence

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F6-F11 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Crepuscular rays: laboratory experiments and simulations

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F142-F151 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Reflection halo twins: subsun and supersun

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F80-F88 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Found: a diagram of the 1630 Rome halo display

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F60-F63 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Lava lamp optics

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F16-F20 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Noninverted images in inferior mirages

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F12-F15 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Noctilucent clouds: modern ground-based photographic observations by a digital camera network

Appl. Opt. 50(28), F72-F79 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

High sensitivity of taper-based Mach–Zehnder interferometer embedded in a thinned optical fiber for refractive index sensing

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5503-5507 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

New method for determining the depth of field of microscope systems

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5524-5533 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Control of the spectral position of dichromated gelatin reflection holograms

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5534-5537 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Quality-guided phase unwrapping algorithm based on reliability evaluation

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5446-5452 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Method of excess fractions with application to absolute distance metrology: theoretical analysis

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5484-5498 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Calibration method using a single retarder to simultaneously measure polarization and fully characterize a polarimeter over a broad range of wavelengths

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5382-5389 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optimized Stokes polarimeters based on a single twisted nematic liquid-crystal device for the minimization of noise propagation

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5437-5445 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Flexible null test for form measurement of highly astigmatic surfaces

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5473-5483 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Improved sensitivity of wavelength-modulated surface plasmon resonance biosensor using gold nanorods

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5555-5558 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Influence of spectral broadening on femtosecond wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in silicon waveguides

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5430-5436 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Ideal flux field dielectric concentrators

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5357-5360 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Ring-type plasmon resonance in metallic nanoshells

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5457-5464 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

Spectral properties of nanoengineered Ag/Au bilayer rods fabricated by electron beam lithography

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5600-5605 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Speckle-phase measurement in a tandem-vortex coronagraph

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5453-5456 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

UV optical properties of thin film oxide layers deposited by different processes

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5559-5566 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

On limb radiance calculations and convergence of relaxation type retrieval algorithms

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5499-5502 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Coherence and Statistical Optics

Speckle and fringe dynamics in imaging-speckle-pattern interferometry for spatial-filtering velocimetry

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5577-5591 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

All-optical clock recovery from 40 Gbit/s RZ signal based on microring resonators

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5390-5396 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Hyperspectral target detection via discrete wavelet-based spectral fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5545-5554 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Three-dimensional shape measurement using improved binary spatio-temporal encoded illumination and voting algorithm

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5508-5512 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optimal 3D phase-shifting masks in partially coherent illumination

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5567-5576 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Early-photon fluorescence tomography of a heterogeneous mouse model with the telegraph equation

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5397-5407 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

OSIS: remote sensing code for estimating aerosol optical properties in urban areas from very high spatial resolution images

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5408-5421 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Use of a field lens for improving the overlap function of a lidar system employing an optical fiber in the receiver assembly

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5538-5544 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Simulation and optimization of polymer-coated microsphere resonators in chemical vapor sensing

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5465-5472 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


Beam position stabilization for a confocal multiphoton microscope

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5361-5368 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Stand-off detection of explosives particles by multispectral imaging Raman spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 50(28), 5592-5599 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF


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