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Advances in Optics and Photonics Tutorials


OSA's peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP), publishes complimentary tutorials appropriate for optics researchers and professionals as well as students and faculty. These tutorials feature interactive components, such as animation and video, to enhance the learning experience. Whether you are a professor, student, or scientist, you are welcome to use these tutorials. We hope that you find them to be a timely and relevant resource! New tutorials will be added regularly.

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Optic of the eye and its impact in vision: a tutorial

Pablo Artal

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 340-367 (2014)

Optical Devices

Terahertz dielectric waveguides

Shaghik Atakaramians, Shahraam Afshar V., Tanya M. Monro, and Derek Abbott

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 169-215 (2013)

Understanding leaky modes: slab waveguide revisited

Jonathan Hu and Curtis R. Menyuk

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 58-106 (2009)

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Optical methods for distance and displacement measurements

Garry Berkovic and Ehud Shafir

Advances in Optics and Photonics Vol. 4, Iss. 4, pp. 441-471 (2012)

Diffraction and Gratings

High-contrast gratings for integrated optoelectronics

Connie J. Chang-Hasnain and Weijian Yang

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 379-440 (2012)

Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Wigner functions in optics: describing beams as ray bundles and pulses as particle ensembles

Miguel A. Alonso

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 272-365 (2011)

Imaging Systems

Three-dimensional display technologies

Jason Geng

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 456-535 (2013)

Polarization-resolved nonlinear microscopy: application to structural molecular and biological imaging

Sophie Brasselet

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 205-271 (2011)

Structured-light 3D surface imaging: a tutorial

Jason Geng

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 128-160 (2011)

Nonlinear Optics

Slow light in various media: a tutorial

Jacob B. Khurgin

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 287-318 (2010)

Angular dispersion: an enabling tool in nonlinear and quantum optics

Juan P. Torres, Martin Hendrych, and Alejandra Valencia

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 319-369 (2010)

Image Processing

Optical image compression and encryption methods

Ayman Alfalou and C. Brosseau

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 589-636 (2009)

Micro-optical Devices

Optical Antennas

Palash Bharadwaj, Bradley Deutsch, and Lukas Novotny

Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 438-483 (2009)

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