OSA Publishing

10 December 2012, Volume 51, Issue 35, pp. 8315-8504   23 articles


Midlife and transitioning through it

Appl. Opt. 51(35), ED13-ED14 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology


Advantages of gated silicon single-photon detectors

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8455-8459 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Characteristics of non-line-of-sight polarization ultraviolet communication channels

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8366-8372 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Aberration-corrected echelle spectrometer for measuring ultraviolet branching fractions of iron-group ions

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8407-8412 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Separation of complex fringe patterns using two-dimensional continuous wavelet transform

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8433-8439 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Analysis of interferograms of multi-layered biological samples obtained from full field optical coherence tomography systems

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8390-8400 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Optimized pitch button blocking for polishing high-aspect-ratio optics

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8350-8359 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fabrication of terahertz wire-grid polarizers

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8360-8365 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Investigation on removal features of multidistribution fixed abrasive diamond pellets used in the polishing of SiC mirrors

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8373-8382 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Polydimethylsiloxane coating on an ionic polymer metallic composite for a tunable focusing mirror

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8315-8323 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Preferential input-waveguide grating couplers: rigorous analysis using the pseudospectral time-domain method

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8460-8469 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Influence of optical pulse width on the perturbation detection performance of polarization-optical time domain reflectometer

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8498-8504 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Effects of substrate temperatures and deposition rates on properties of aluminum fluoride thin films in deep-ultraviolet region

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8481-8489 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Fourier transform digital holographic adaptive optics imaging system

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8449-8454 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Study of Zernike polynomials of an elliptical aperture obscured with an elliptical obscuration

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8490-8497 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Illumination correction of retinal images using Laplace interpolation

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8383-8389 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Polarization impacts on the water-leaving radiance retrieval from above-water radiometric measurements

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8324-8340 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Low-cost, broadly tunable (375–433 nm & 746–887 nm) Cr:LiCAF laser pumped by one single-spatial-mode diode

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8440-8448 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Optimization of solid-state lamps for photobiologically friendly mesopic lighting

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8423-8432 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Characteristics and applications of two-dimensional light scattering by cylindrical tubes based on ray tracing

Appl. Opt. 51(35), 8341-8349 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


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