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1 September 2012, Volume 51, Issue 25, pp. 5952-6274   40 articles


Applied Optics 2000–2005

Appl. Opt. 51(25), ED9-ED10 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Hybrid wavefront sensor for the fast detection of wavefront disturbances

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6268-6274 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Infrared spectral responsivity scale realization and validations

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6003-6008 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Residual-stress relaxation and densification in CO2-laser-induced long-period fiber gratings

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6179-6187 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Revisiting twin-core fiber sensors for high-temperature measurements

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6227-6232 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Modeling of micro cat’s eye retroreflectors using a matrix-based three-dimensional ray tracing technique

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6020-6030 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Performance of imaging systems analyzed with two-dimensional target

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5966-5972 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Improving optical measurement uncertainty with combined multitool metrology using a Bayesian approach

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6196-6206 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Radiative properties of dense nanofluids

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6159-6171 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Design, fabrication, and evaluation of a multilevel spiral-phase Fresnel zone plate for optical trapping

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6038-6044 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Reconfigurable 1×2 wavelength selective switch using high birefringence nematic liquid crystals

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5960-5965 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Back-focal-plane position detection with extended linear range for photonic force microscopy

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5973-5977 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Solar Energy

Two-axis solar tracking accomplished through small lateral translations

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6117-6124 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Gas phase temperature measurements in the liquid and particle regime of a flame spray pyrolysis process using O2-based pure rotational coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6063-6075 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Light-trapping design of graphene transparent electrodes for efficient thin-film silicon solar cells

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6245-6251 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrafast Optics

Femtosecond laser-induced damage of HfO2/SiO2 mirror with different stack structure

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6188-6195 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Image Processing

Interference-based optical image encryption using three-dimensional phase retrieval

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6076-6083 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Finger vein verification system based on sparse representation

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6252-6258 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Liquid-crystal-display-based touchable light field three-dimensional display using display-capture mapping calibration

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6014-6019 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Improved resolution three-dimensional integral imaging using optimized irregular lens-array structure

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6031-6037 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Removing baseline flame’s spectrum by using advanced recovering spectrum techniques

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6111-6116 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Time-domain diffuse optical tomography processing by using the Mellin–Laplace transform

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5978-5988 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Highly precise micro-retroreflector array fabricated by the LIGA process and its application as tapped delay line filter

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5989-5995 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Improved inversion procedure for particle size distribution determination by photon correlation spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6220-6226 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Using near infrared measurement of water content as a cue for detecting biological materials

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6095-6105 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Comparison of probability density functions for analyzing irradiance statistics due to atmospheric turbulence

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5996-6002 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric turbulence effects measured along horizontal-path optical retro-reflector links

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6147-6158 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Tunable acousto-optic spectral imager for atmospheric composition measurements in the visible spectral domain

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6259-6267 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Effective algorithm for high-channel-count multichannel fiber Bragg grating designs

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 5952-5959 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Generation of optical vortices in spun multihelicoidal optical fibers

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6125-6129 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Temperature-insensitive polarimetric vibration sensor based on HiBi microstructured optical fiber

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6130-6138 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Spotlight on Optics

Dynamic range and sensitivity requirements of satellite ocean color sensors: learning from the past

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6045-6062 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Measurement of air refractive index fluctuation based on interferometry with two different reference cavity lengths

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6106-6110 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Frequency stabilization of internal-mirror He–Ne lasers by air cooling

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6084-6088 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Small-scale self-focusing in a tapered optical beam

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6089-6094 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Direct multiangle solution for poorly stratified atmospheres

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6139-6146 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Horizontal lidar measurements for the proof of spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in the atmosphere

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6207-6219 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Development of a high spectral resolution lidar based on confocal Fabry–Perot spectral filters

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6233-6244 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Sensing of formaldehyde using a distributed feedback interband cascade laser emitting around 3493 nm

Appl. Opt. 51(25), 6009-6013 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

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