OSA Publishing

1 June 2012, Volume 51, Issue 16, pp. 3109-3700   73 articles


Optical Technology

Applied Optics editorial—the “Editor’s Office”

Appl. Opt. 51(16), ED5-ED6 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

A technique to measure optical properties of brownout clouds for modeling terahertz propagation

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3605-3613 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Sky coverage modeling for the whole sky for laser guide star multiconjugate adaptive optics

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3692-3700 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Relaxation of the Talbot condition in generalized grating imaging

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3137-3144 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Tungsten wire grid polarizer for applications in the DUV spectral range

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3224-3227 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Simple and effective method for the analytic description of important optical beams when truncated by finite apertures

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3370-3379 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction of transmission light through triangular apertures in array of retro-reflective microprisms

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3403-3409 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Estimation of phase wave-front aberration distribution function using wavelet transform profilometry

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3380-3386 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Digital holographic interferometry for measurement of temperature in axisymmetric flames

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3228-3235 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Imaging Systems

Gradual tilting exposure photo and nano lithography technique

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3329-3337 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Aperture effect correction in spectroscopic full-field optical coherence tomography

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3431-3438 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Index class apertures—a class of flexible coded aperture

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3453-3460 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fast multispectral diffuse optical tomography system for in vivo three-dimensional imaging of seizure dynamics

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3461-3469 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging of oocyte development using ultrahigh-resolution full-field optical coherence tomography

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3650-3654 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Aligning a reflection cavity by Anderson’s method

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3132-3136 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Method to eliminate the zero spectra in Fourier transform profilometry based on a cost function

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3194-3204 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Study of optical parameters of polystyrene spheres in dense aqueous suspensions

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3263-3268 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Weak value amplification of an optical Faraday differential refraction effect

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3364-3369 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Objective speckle velocimetry for autonomous vehicle odometry

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3478-3490 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Temperature and velocity measurement fields of fluids using a schlieren system

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3519-3525 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Angular velocity estimation from measurement vectors of star tracker

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3590-3598 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Color fringe-projected technique for measuring dynamic objects based on bidimensional empirical mode decomposition

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3622-3630 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Machine Vision

Binocular vision system calibration based on a one-dimensional target

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3338-3345 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Investigation on Yb3+/Er3+/Tm3+ tri-doped phosphate glass ceramic for white-light-emitting diode

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3190-3193 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Wide-field, surface-sensitive four-wave mixing microscopy of nanostructures

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3305-3312 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Design and numerical simulation of an optofluidic pressure sensor

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3387-3396 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Demonstration of a home projector based on RGB semiconductor lasers

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3584-3589 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

WO3/SiO2 composite optical films for the fabrication of electrochromic interference filters

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3346-3356 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Design and fabrication of a novel prism for micro-optical system

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3558-3563 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Responses of simple optical standing wave sensors

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3109-3113 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Scattering of light from metamaterial gratings with finite length

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3470-3477 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Stokes shift spectroscopy pilot study for cancerous and normal prostate tissues

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3642-3649 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

X-ray Optics

Quantitative determination of higher harmonic content in the soft x-ray spectra of toroidal grating monochromator using a reflection multilayer

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3552-3557 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Stray light correction algorithm for multichannel hyperspectral spectrographs

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3631-3641 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications


Suppression of the zero-order diffracted beam from a pixelated spatial light modulator by phase compression

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3294-3304 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Photoinduced anisotropy and polarization holographic gratings formed in Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite films

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3357-3363 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Hologram reconstruction corrected for measurements through layers with different refractive indices in digital in-line holographic microscopy

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3416-3423 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Accuracy enhancement of 3D profilometric human face reconstruction using undecimated wavelet analysis

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3120-3131 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Depth extraction by using the correlation of the periodic function with an elemental image in integral imaging

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3279-3286 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Edge enhancement of color images using a digital micromirror device

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3439-3444 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1) | Spotlight]

Dual-layer blazed grating fabricated by the roll-to-roll microreplication process for chromostereoscopy

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3614-3621 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Use of PC mouse components for continuous measuring of human heartbeat

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3323-3328 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Ionization effect on arc plasma’s optical diagnosis by the measurement of the refractive index

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3397-3402 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Computational performance comparison of wavefront reconstruction algorithms for the European Extremely Large Telescope on multi-CPU architecture

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3564-3583 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Three-dimensional reconstruction of subsurface defects using finite-difference modeling on pulsed thermography

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3153-3161 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Data Storage

Improvement of bit error rate and page alignment in the holographic data storage system by using the structural similarity method

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3660-3669 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Stereo matching based on adaptive support-weight approach in RGB vector space

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3538-3545 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Experimental verification of the limits of optical channel intensity reciprocity

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3145-3152 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical assessment of particle size and composition in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3171-3189 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Self-consistent performance modeling for dual band MIS UV photodetectors based on Si/SiO2multilayer structure

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3508-3518 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Loss and modal properties of Ag/AgI hollow glass waveguides

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3114-3119 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrahigh-sensitivity temperature fiber sensor based on multimode interference

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3236-3242 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Design and analysis of a highly efficient coupler between a micro/nano optical fiber and an SOI waveguide

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3410-3415 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Eigenvalue equation and core-mode cutoff of weakly guiding tapered fiber as three layer optical waveguide and used as biochemical sensor

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3445-3452 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Automatic spreader-container alignment system using infrared structured lights

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3205-3213 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Coupling effect of multi-wavelength lasers in damage performance of beam splitters at 355 nm and 1064 nm

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3243-3249 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Thickness dependence of amplified spontaneous emission in low-absorbing organic waveguides

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3287-3293 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Analysis of the effects of aberrations on coherent polarization beam combining of fiber laser beams

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3546-3551 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

150 W high-average-power, single-frequency nanosecond fiber laser in strictly all-fiber format

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3655-3659 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Distinguishing octane grades in gasoline using terahertz metamaterials

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3258-3262 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Resonant scattering and absorption in the titanate-based nanoplatelet dispersions in near ultraviolet region

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3675-3683 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Intensity dependent residual amplitude modulation in electro-optic phase modulators

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3684-3691 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Linearization of Markov chain formalism for vector radiative transfer in a plane-parallel atmosphere/surface system

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3491-3507 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Visible and infrared optical properties of stacked cone graphite microtubes

Appl. Opt. 51(16), 3250-3257 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

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