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1 November 2015, Volume 54, Issue 31, pp. 9055-9369; Feat. pp: F1–F310   75 articles


Peer Review Week: editorial

Appl. Opt. 54(31), ED13-ED13 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

US Naval Research Laboratory focus issue: introduction

Appl. Opt. 54(31), NRL1-NRL1 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optics research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F268-F285 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

High-power lasers for directed-energy applications

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F201-F209 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

High-energy krypton fluoride lasers for inertial fusion

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F103-F122 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Overview of transparent optical ceramics for high-energy lasers at NRL

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F210-F221 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Optimizing average power in low quantum defect lasers

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F78-F84 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Gain and loss as a function of current density and temperature in interband cascade lasers

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F1-F7 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spatial heterodyne spectroscopy at the Naval Research Laboratory

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F158-F163 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultraviolet and extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy of the solar corona at the Naval Research Laboratory

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F222-F231 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Recent white-light coronagraphs at the Naval Research Laboratory

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F298-F302 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging with multi-spectral mosaic-array cameras

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F149-F157 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (3)]

Airborne system for multispectral, multiangle polarimetric imaging

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F256-F267 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Theoretical foundations of NRL spectral target detection algorithms

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F286-F297 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Using a multiwavelength LiDAR for improved remote sensing of natural waters

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F232-F242 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Wavelength dependence of the bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) of beach sands

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F243-F255 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Free-space optical communications research and demonstrations at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F189-F200 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Characterization of the temporal phase fluctuations in a weak atmospheric turbulence regime as a random bit-stream generator

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F42-F49 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

InAlAs/InGaAs avalanche photodiode arrays for free space optical communication

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F182-F188 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Irradiance correlations in retro-reflected beams

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F96-F102 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Power photodiodes for high dynamic range photonic links

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F17-F24 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Microwave photonic delay line signal processing

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F35-F41 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Toward high throughput optical metamaterial assemblies

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F61-F69 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Suspended photonic waveguide devices

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F164-F173 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Simulation of free-space optical guiding structure based on colliding gas flows

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F144-F148 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (3)]

Review of infrared fiber-based components

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F25-F34 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Coherent light transmission properties of commercial photonic crystal hollow core optical fiber

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F8-F16 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spatially modulated laser pulses for printing electronics

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F70-F77 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Combining semiconductor quantum dots and bioscaffolds into nanoscale energy transfer devices

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F85-F95 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrafast Z-scan measurements of nonlinear optical constants of window materials at 772, 1030, and 1550  nm

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F123-F128 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Refractive index measurements of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) from 0.4–1.6  μm

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F139-F143 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical measurements from single levitated particles using a linear electrodynamic quadrupole trap

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F174-F181 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Infrared photothermal imaging spectroscopy for detection of trace explosives on surfaces

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F129-F138 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Review of antireflective surface structures on laser optics and windows

Appl. Opt. 54(31), F303-F310 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Simple method based on intensity measurements for characterization of aberrations from micro-optical components

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9060-9064 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Measuring the four paraxial lens parameters using an autostigmatic microscope

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9284-9286 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Free-space optical channel simulator for weak-turbulence conditions

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9055-9059 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Statistical model of the efficiency for spatial light coupling into a single-mode fiber in the presence of atmospheric turbulence

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9287-9293 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optic Sensors

Optimization of long-period grating-based refractive index sensor by bent-fiber interference

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9152-9156 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications


Study of the measurement for the diffusion coefficient by digital holographic interferometry

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9127-9135 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Three-dimensional reconstruction method for flame chemiluminescence distribution with complicated structure

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9071-9081 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Efficient optical image amplifier using periodically poled lithium niobate

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9172-9176 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Computational imaging based on time-correlated single-photon-counting technique at low light level

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9277-9283 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Composite method for precise freeform optical beam shaping

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9364-9369 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Demonstration of temperature imaging by H2O absorption spectroscopy using compressed sensing tomography

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9190-9199 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Three-dimensional quantitative phase imaging via tomographic deconvolution phase microscopy

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9213-9227 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Comprehensive simulation platform for a metamaterial imaging system

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9343-9353 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Assessment of the characterization of nonabsorbing nanoparticles in suspension from effective optical properties

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9082-9092 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Flexible geometrical calibration for fringe-reflection optical three-dimensional shape measurement

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9102-9107 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Effect of AO/UV/RD exposure on spaceborne diffusers: a comparative experiment

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9157-9166 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Laser reflection differential confocal large-radius measurement

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9308-9314 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Application of point diffraction interferometry for measuring angular displacement to a sensitivity of 0.01 arcsec

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9315-9319 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Integrated Optics

High-speed all-optical logic inverter based on stimulated Raman scattering in silicon nanocrystal

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9136-9142 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF


Displacement measurement using a laser feedback grating interferometer

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9320-9325 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Experimental and theoretical investigation on passively Q-switched laser action in c-cut Nd:MgO:LiNbO3

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9354-9358 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Machine Vision

Smartphone-based colorimetric analysis for detection of saliva alcohol concentration

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9183-9189 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF


Thermally induced all-optical inverter and dynamic hysteresis loops in graphene oxide dispersions

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9143-9151 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Multifunctional magneto-metasurface for terahertz one-way transmission and magnetic field sensing

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9177-9182 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF


Nonlinear Optics

Polarization modulation of two-photon excited fluorescence in a V-shaped dipicolinate-triphenylamine compound

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9167-9171 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Coherence Tomography

In vivo assessment of wall strain in embryonic chick heart by spectral domain optical coherence tomography

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9253-9257 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Efficient internal and surface fingerprint extraction and blending using optical coherence tomography

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9258-9268 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

High-contrast filtering by multipass diffraction between paired volume Bragg gratings

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9065-9070 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Universal dispersion model for characterization of optical thin films over a wide spectral range: application to hafnia

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9108-9119 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF


Giant circular dichroism induced by silver nanocuboid heterodimers

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9359-9363 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors


Application of vector ray tracing to the computation of Möbius shifts for the primary and secondary rainbows

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9093-9101 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Radiative transfer model for contaminated rough slabs

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9228-9241 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF


Common-mode rejection in Martin–Puplett spectrometers for astronomical observations at millimeter wavelengths

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9269-9276 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Surface Plasmons

Microfabricated Otto chip device for surface plasmon resonance-based optical sensing

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9200-9204 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Near-field observation of surface plasmon polaritons launched by V-shaped nanorods on a gold surface

Appl. Opt. 54(31), 9326-9330 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

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