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  • Optical tweezers — from calibration to applications: a tutorial

    Gieseler, Jan; Gomez-Solano, Juan Ruben; Magazzù, Alessandro; Pérez Castillo, Isaac; Pérez García, Laura; Gironella-Torrent, Marta; Viader-Godoy, Xavier; Ritort, Felix; Pesce, Giuseppe; Arzola, Alejandro V.; Volke-Sepúlveda, Karen; Volpe, Giovanni
    • 2021
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 13(1) 74-241  View: HTML | PDF

    Since their invention in 1986 by Arthur Ashkin and colleagues, optical tweezers have become an essential tool in several fields of physics, spectroscopy, biology, nanotechnology, and thermodynamics. I...

  • Fundamentals of automated human gesture recognition using 3D integral imaging: a tutorial

    Javidi, Bahram; Pla, Filiberto; Sotoca, José M.; Shen, Xin; Latorre-Carmona, Pedro; Martínez-Corral, Manuel; Fernández-Beltrán, Rubén; Krishnan, Gokul
    • 2020
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 12(4) 1237-1299  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

    Automated human gesture recognition is receiving significant research interest, with applications ranging from novel acquisition techniques to algorithms, data processing, and classification methodolo...

  • Photomechanical materials and applications: a tutorial

    Kuzyk, Mark G.; Dawson, Nathan J.
    • 2020
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 12(4) 847-1011  View: HTML | PDF

    The transistor has revolutionized civilization. The photon will enable the next revolution provided that photomechanical materials, which convert light energy into mechanical work, can be made substan...

  • Modeling electromagnetic resonators using quasinormal modes

    Kristensen, Philip Trøst; Herrmann, Kathrin; Intravaia, Francesco; Busch, Kurt
    • 2020
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 12(3) 612-708  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

    We present a biorthogonal approach for modeling the response of localized electromagnetic resonators using quasinormal modes, which represent the natural, dissipative eigenmodes of the system with com...

  • Fiber-based phase-sensitive optical amplifiers and their applications

    Andrekson, Peter A.; Karlsson, Magnus
    • 2020
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 12(2) 367-428  View: HTML | PDF

    Optical parametric amplifiers rely on second-order susceptibility (three-wave mixing) or third-order susceptibility (four-wave mixing) in a nonlinear process where the energy of incoming photons is no...

  • Terahertz digital holographic imaging

    Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.
    • 2020
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 12(1) 1-59  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

    This tutorial describes the application of digital holography to the terahertz spectral region and demonstrates how to reconstruct images of complex dielectric targets. Using highly coherent terahertz...

  • Waves, modes, communications, and optics: a tutorial

    Miller, David A. B.
    • 2019
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 11(3) 679-825  View: HTML | PDF

    Modes generally provide an economical description of waves, reducing complicated wave functions to finite numbers of mode amplitudes, as in propagating fiber modes and ideal laser beams. But...

  • Graphene-based materials in the infrared and terahertz detector families: a tutorial

    Rogalski, A.
    • 2019
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 11(2) 314-379  View: HTML | PDF

    The extraordinary electronic and two-dimensional materials make them promising candidates to replace traditional photodetectors in infrared and terahertz spectral ranges. This paper reviews ...

  • Overcoming the diffraction limit by multi-photon interference: a tutorial

    Stöhr, Joachim
    • 2019
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 11(1) 215-313  View: HTML | PDF

    The nature of light, extending from the optical to the x-ray regime, is reviewed from a diffraction point of view by comparing field-based statistical optics and photon-based quantum optics approaches...

  • Concepts in quantum state tomography and classical implementation with intense light: a tutorial

    Toninelli, Ermes; Ndagano, Bienvenu; Vallés, Adam; Sephton, Bereneice; Nape, Isaac; Ambrosio, Antonio; Capasso, Federico; Padgett, Miles J.; Forbes, Andrew
    • 2019
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 11(1) 67-134  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

    A tomographic measurement is a ubiquitous tool for estimating the properties of quantum states, and its application is known as quantum state tomography (QST). The process involves manipulating single...

  • Fundamentals of 3D imaging and displays: a tutorial on integral imaging, light-field, and plenoptic systems

    Martínez-Corral, Manuel; Javidi, Bahram
    • 2018
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 10(3) 512-566  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (14)]

    There has been great interest in researching and implementing effective technologies for the capture, processing, and display of 3D images. This broad interest is evidenced by widespread international...

  • Nonimaging optics: a tutorial

    Winston, Roland; Jiang, Lun; Ricketts, Melissa
    • 2018
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 10(2) 484-511  View: HTML | PDF

    Nonimaging optics is the theory of thermodynamically efficient optics and as such, depends more on thermodynamics than on optics. Historically, nonimaging optics that work as ideal concentrators have ...

  • Shaping light with nonlinear metasurfaces

    Keren-Zur, Shay; Michaeli, Lior; Suchowski, Haim; Ellenbogen, Tal
    • 2018
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 10(1) 309-353  View: HTML | PDF

    This tutorial aims to provide an extensive overview of methods of generating and shaping light at new frequencies by using nonlinear metasurfaces. We first review methods of manipulating light by usin...

  • Light-sheet microscopy: a tutorial

    Olarte, Omar E.; Andilla, Jordi; Gualda, Emilio J.; Loza-Alvarez, Pablo
    • 2018
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 10(1) 111-179  View: HTML | PDF

    This paper is intended to give a comprehensive review of light-sheet (LS) microscopy from an optics perspective. As such, emphasis is placed on the advantages that LS microscope configurations present...

  • Picturing stimulated Raman adiabatic passage: a STIRAP tutorial

    Shore, Bruce W.
    • 2017
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 9(3) 563-719  View: HTML | PDF

    The procedure of stimulated-Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP), one of many well-established techniques for quantum-state manipulation, finds widespread application in chemistry, physics, and informatio...

  • Performance limits in optical communications due to fiber nonlinearity

    Ellis, A. D.; McCarthy, M. E.; Al Khateeb, M. A. Z.; Sorokina, M.; Doran, N. J.
    • 2017
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 9(3) 429-503  View: HTML | PDF

    In this paper, we review the historical evolution of predictions of the performance of optical communication systems. We will describe how such predictions were made from the outset of research in las...

  • Optical security and authentication using nanoscale and thin-film structures

    Carnicer, Artur; Javidi, Bahram
    • 2017
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 9(2) 218-256  View: HTML | PDF

    Authentication of encoded information is a popular current trend in optical security. Recent research has proposed the production of secure unclonable ID tags and devices with the use of nanoscale enc...

  • New perspectives in face correlation research: a tutorial

    Wang, Q.; Alfalou, A.; Brosseau, C.
    • 2017
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 9(1) 1-78  View: HTML | PDF

    In recent years, correlation-filter (CF)-based face recognition algorithms have attracted increasing interest in the field of pattern recognition and have achieved impressive results in discrimination...

  • Photoacoustics: a historical review

    Manohar, Srirang; Razansky, Daniel
    • 2016
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 8(4) 586-617  View: HTML | PDF

    We review the history of photoacoustics from the discovery in 1880 that modulated light produces acoustic waves to the current time, when the pulsed variant of the discovery is fast developing into a ...

  • Laser feedback interferometry: a tutorial on the self-mixing effect for coherent sensing

    Taimre, Thomas; Nikolić, Milan; Bertling, Karl; Lim, Yah Leng; Bosch, Thierry; Rakić, Aleksandar D.
    • 2015
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 7(3) 570-631  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

    This tutorial presents a guided tour of laser feedback interferometry, from its origin and early development through its implementation to a slew of sensing applications, including displacement, dista...

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