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1 February 2015, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp. 595-978; Feat. pp: B1–B265   84 articles

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I Am Happy To Be Here (So Giving Thanks)!: editorial

Appl. Opt. 54(4), ED1-ED1 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Light and color in the open air: Introduction to the feature issue

Appl. Opt. 54(4), LC1-LC2 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Naked eye visibility of Sirius in broad daylight

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B1-B7 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Snell’s window in wavy water

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B8-B11 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Photographic observation and optical simulation of a pollen corona display in Japan

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B12-B21 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Influence of scattering surface inclination on the opposition effect

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B22-B25 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Photographic observation of a natural fifth-order rainbow

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B26-B34 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Polarization and visibility of higher-order rainbows

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B35-B40 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Role of dust in landscape brightness and color

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B41-B45 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Re-visiting the atmospheric corona

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B46-B53 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Infrared Moon imaging for remote sensing of atmospheric smoke layers

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B64-B75 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Visible and invisible mirages: comparing inferior mirages in the visible and thermal infrared

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B76-B84 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

Downwelling spectral irradiance during evening twilight as a function of the lunar phase

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B85-B92 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Probable photographic detection of the natural seventh-order rainbow

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B93-B96 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (3)]

Artificially generated halos: rotating sample crystals around various axes

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B97-B106 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Seeing, adapting to, and reproducing the appearance of nature

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B107-B116 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Observation, analysis, and reconstruction of a twinned rainbow

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B117-B127 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Colors of thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B128-B139 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Mother-of-pearl cloud particle size and composition from aircraft-based photography of coloration and lidar measurements

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B140-B153 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Shadows

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B154-B164 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Red-based cumulus

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B165-B169 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Inferior mirages: an improved model

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B170-B176 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

A note on the radiance distributions of halos due to scattering by randomly orientated crystals

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B177-B184 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

The prodigious halo of the other Huygens

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B185-B193 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Measuring and modeling twilight’s Belt of Venus

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B194-B203 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

Some elementary but surprising facts about the Sun’s path at sunset

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B204-B206 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Caustics due to complex water menisci

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B207-B221 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Recovering of weather degraded images based on RGB response ratio constancy

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B222-B231 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Tropospheric haze and colors of the clear daytime sky

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B232-B240 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Adaptive exposure estimation for high dynamic range imaging applied to natural scenes and daylight skies

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B241-B250 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical transmission properties of Pentelic and Paros marble

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B251-B255 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Measurements of skylight polarization: a case study in urban region with high-loading aerosol

Appl. Opt. 54(4), B256-B265 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Diffraction and Gratings

High-numerical-aperture high-reflectivity focusing reflectors using concentric circular high-contrast gratings

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 973-978 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Mode-field adapter for tapered-fiber-bundle signal and pump combiners

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 751-756 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Implementation of a widely tunable microwave signal generator based on dual-polarization fiber grating laser

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 895-900 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Effects of color centers absorption on the spectrum of the temperature-dependent radiation-induced attenuation in fiber

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 940-945 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Phase-sharing using a Mach–Zehnder interferometer

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 699-706 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Generation of optical vortices by using binary vortex producing lenses

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 796-801 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Holography

Response of accommodation and vergence to electro-holographic images

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 615-621 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Lensless optical image processing based on two-dimensional Fresnel diffraction for synthetic-aperture imaging ladar

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 627-635 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Use of customizing kernel sparse representation for hyperspectral image classification

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 707-716 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Phase quality map based on local multi-unwrapped results for two-dimensional phase unwrapping

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 739-745 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Improved regularization reconstruction from sparse angle data in optical diffraction tomography

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 859-868 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Automatic inspection of density in yarn-dyed fabrics by utilizing fabric light transmittance and Fourier analysis

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 966-972 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Dual-camera design for coded aperture snapshot spectral imaging

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 848-858 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Elemental image array generation based on discrete viewpoint pickup and window interception in integral imaging

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 876-884 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Extraction of optical constants from maxima of fringing reflectance spectra

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 663-668 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Calibration of misalignment errors in composite waveplates using Mueller matrix ellipsometry

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 684-693 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Effect of soil temperature on optical frequency transfer through unidirectional dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing fiber-optic links

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 728-738 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

New technique for the reduction of helicity-correlated instrumental asymmetries in photoemitted beams of spin-polarized electrons

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 763-769 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Accurate projector calibration method by using an optical coaxial camera

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 789-795 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Detection method of inclination angle in image measurement based on improved triangulation

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 885-889 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Two-dimensional high-speed and long-range tomography and profilometry using liquid-crystal Fabry–Perot resonator

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 912-918 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Gray change detection method for damage monitoring in materials

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 934-939 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Integrated Optics

Integration of an opto-chemical detector based on group III-nitride nanowire heterostructures

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 839-847 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Demonstration of multi-wavelength tunable fiber lasers based on a digital micromirror device processor

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 603-607 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Absolute gauge block calibration using ultra-precise optical frequency synthesizer locked to a femtosecond comb

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 622-626 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

High peak power 4.7  ns electro-optic cavity dumped TEM00 1342-nm Nd:YVO4 laser

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 717-720 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Stretched-pulse and solitonic operation of an all-fiber thulium/holmium-doped fiber laser

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 746-750 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

High-power spectral beam combining of linearly polarized Tm:fiber lasers

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 757-762 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Controlling the optical fiber output beam profile by focused ion beam machining of a phase hologram on fiber tip

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 890-894 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Study on particle size dependence of axial trapping efficiency

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 901-907 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Tunable random distributed feedback fiber laser operating at 1  μm

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 908-911 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Materials

Investigation of optical and thermal properties of N-(alkyl-substituted) maleimides for use in zero–zero-birefringence polymer

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 779-788 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical relative humidity sensor with high sensitivity based on a polyimide-coated symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 834-838 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Modified rod-in-tube for high-NA tellurite glass fiber fabrication: materials and technologies

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 946-952 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Background elimination and interferometric capability in optical coherence tomography by a nonlinear optical gating based on type-II second-harmonic generation

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 650-657 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Temperature increase effects on a double-pass cavity type II second-harmonic generation: a model for depleted Gaussian continuous waves

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 869-875 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Z-scan measurement of the nonlinear refractive index of Nd3+, Y3+-codoped CaF2 and SrF2 crystals

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 953-958 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Calibration function for an experimental setup for the measurement of irradiance distributions via a transmitting diffuser

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 927-933 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Compact waveguide crossings with a cascaded multimode tapered structure

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 828-833 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optoelectronics

Interference effect from noise on range-gated laser ranging and tracking system

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 770-778 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Analysis of tunable negative refraction in a lossy and extrinsic semiconductor

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 658-662 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Scattering

Effect of the morphology on the anisotropic light scattering of polycarbonate (PC)/poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) (SAN)(70/30) blend

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 608-614 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectroscopy

Studies on laser-assisted Penning ionization by the optogalvanic effect in Ne/Eu hollow cathode discharge

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 595-602 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Survey of emissivity measurement by radiometric methods

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 669-683 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Full-field measurement of surface topographies and thin film stresses at elevated temperatures by digital gradient sensing method

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 721-727 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Further enhancement of light extraction efficiency from light emitting diode using triangular surface grating and thin interface layer

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 919-926 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical properties and residual stress in Nb-Si composite films prepared by magnetron cosputtering

Appl. Opt. 54(4), 959-965 (2015)  View: HTML | PDF

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