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20 September 2012, Volume 51, Issue 27, pp. 6441-6699   33 articles


Optical Technology


Surface heating by optical beams and application to mid-infrared imaging

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6578-6585 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Angular amplification by a diffraction grating for chiro-optical measurements

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6480-6483 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Influence of two typical defects on the near-field optical properties of multilayer dielectric compression gratings

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6683-6690 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Implementing a grolishing process in Zeeko IRP machines

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6637-6640 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Method of excess fractions with application to absolute distance metrology: Wavelength selection and the effects of common error sources

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6471-6479 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Understanding the effects of Doppler phenomena in white light Fabry–Perot interferometers for simultaneous position and velocity measurement

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6518-6527 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Three-dimensional shape measurement with binary dithered patterns

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6631-6636 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Micro-optical elements fabricated by metal-transparent-metallic-oxides grayscale photomasks

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6606-6611 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Super-smooth surface fabrication technique and experimental research

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6612-6617 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Design of optically path-length-matched, three-dimensional photonic circuits comprising uniquely routed waveguides

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6489-6497 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Magnetic field sensing based on capillary filled with magnetic fluids

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6528-6538 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Simulation of electrowetting lens and prism arrays for wavefront compensation

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6618-6623 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Surface plasmon sensing with different metals in single and double layer configurations

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6673-6682 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Fiber-coupled ultraviolet planar laser-induced fluorescence for combustion diagnostics

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6691-6699 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Analytical modeling and three-dimensional finite element simulation of line edge roughness in scatterometry

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6457-6464 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Calculation of electromagnetic scattering by a large chiral sphere

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6661-6668 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Effect of postdeposition annealing on the structure, composition, and the mechanical and optical characteristics of niobium and tantalum oxide films

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6498-6507 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Closed-form suboptimal maximum-likelihood sequence detection for free-space optical communications

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6441-6447 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Characterization of a compressively sampled photonic link

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6448-6456 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Wave-atoms-based multipurpose scheme via perceptual image hashing and watermarking

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6561-6570 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Photoinduced grating formation in a polymer containing azo-carbazole dyes

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6653-6660 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Improved irradiances for use in ocean heating, primary production, and photo-oxidation calculations

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6549-6560 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Proton irradiation damage mechanism of PANDA-type polarization-maintaining optical fibers

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6624-6630 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Traffic light to vehicle visible light communication channel characterization

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6594-6605 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Technique for in situ measurement of free spectral range and transverse mode spacing of optical cavities

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6571-6577 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Three-wavelength parallel optical fiber dispersion measurement using dual-heterodyne mixing

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6586-6593 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

All-fiber passively mode-locked thulium/holmium laser with two center wavelengths

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6465-6470 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Method to evaluate beam quality of Gaussian beams with aberrations

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6539-6543 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Polarization self-selection in a coherent beam combination system with an all-optical feedback loop

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6544-6548 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

High-average-power and high-beam-quality Innoslab picosecond laser amplifier

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6669-6672 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Positively and negatively large Goos–Hänchen lateral displacements from a single negative layered structure

Appl. Opt. 51(27), 6484-6488 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

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