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OSA Publishing

20 March 2012, Volume 51, Issue 9, pp. 1188-1435   31 articles


Optical Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Testing of Lagrange multiplier damped least-squares control algorithm for woofer-tweeter adaptive optics

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1198-1208 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Response analysis of holography-based modal wavefront sensor

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1318-1327 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Superstructured fiber-optic contact force sensor with minimal cosensitivity to temperature and axial strain

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1188-1197 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Phase recovering without phase unwrapping in phase-shifting interferometry by cubic and average interpolation

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1257-1265 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Three-dimensional shape measurement of large-aperture aspheric mirrors by off-axis null Ronchi test

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1276-1282 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Integrated Optics

Modal analysis and device considerations of thin high index dielectric overlay slab waveguides

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1266-1275 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Machine Vision

Generation of photorealistic 3D image using optical digitizer

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1304-1311 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Comparison of surface plasmon resonance responses to dry/wet air for Ag, Cu, and Au/SiO2

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1357-1360 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Full-field optical coherence tomography using nematic liquid-crystal phase shifter

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1361-1366 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Athermal arrayed waveguide gratings in silicon-on-insulator by overlaying a polymer cladding on narrowed arrayed waveguides

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1251-1256 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics at Surfaces

Optimized angle scanning method for array sample detection in surface plasmon resonance biosensor

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1245-1250 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

Remote Sensing and Sensors

2 cm spatial-resolution and 2 km range Brillouin optical fiber sensor using a transient differential pulse pair

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1229-1235 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Spectroscopic ellipsometry studies on various zinc oxide films deposited by ion beam sputtering at room temperature

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1209-1215 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Coherence and Statistical Optics

Spatial filtering velocimetry of objective speckles for measuring out-of-plane motion

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1396-1406 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Vibration detection using focus analysis of interferograms

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1431-1435 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Diffraction and Gratings

Generation of Bessel beam arrays through Dammann gratings

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1375-1381 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Free-space optical crossbar network integrated in a single block of LiNbO3 crystal

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1328-1335 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectrum evolution of cascaded mismatching long-period fiber gratings

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1367-1374 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Quantitative phase microscopy using dual-plane in-line digital holography

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1387-1395 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Data Storage

Security optical data storage in Fourier holograms

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1297-1303 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Spotlight on Optics

Diffraction and Gratings

Modified annular photonic crystals for enhanced band gap properties and iso-frequency contour engineering

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1287-1296 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Optimization of pump absorption in MOF lasers via multi-long-period gratings: design strategies

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1420-1430 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Tunable, Q-switched Tm,Ho:LLF laser with a conductively cooled triangular prism rod

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1236-1240 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

1.86 W cw single-frequency 1319 nm ring laser pumped at 885 nm

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1241-1244 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Passively mode-locked Yb3+:Sc2SiO5 laser with reflection-type single-walled carbon nanotube absorber

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1283-1286 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Intracavity second-harmonic generation at 320 nm of an actively Q-switched Pr:LiYF4 laser

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1382-1386 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Multiple-wavelength quasi-phase-matching for efficient idler generation in MgO:LiNbO3 based nanosecond optical parametric oscillator

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1312-1317 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Simultaneous velocity and temperature measurements in gaseous flowfields using the vibrationally excited nitric oxide monitoring technique: a comprehensive study

Appl. Opt. 51(9), 1216-1228 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

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