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  • 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...

  • Transverse Anderson localization of light: a tutorial

    Mafi, Arash
    • 2015
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 7(3) 459-515  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

    This tutorial gives an overview of the transverse Anderson localization of light in one and two transverse dimensions. A pedagogical approach is followed throughout the presentation, where many aspect...

  • Optics of the eye and its impact in vision: a tutorial

    Artal, Pablo
    • 2014
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 6(3) 340-367  View: HTML | PDF

    The human eye is a relatively simple optical instrument. This limits the quality of the retinal image affecting vision. However, the neural circuitry seems to be exquisitely designed to match the othe...

  • Three-dimensional display technologies

    Geng, Jason
    • 2013
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 5(4) 456-535  View: HTML | PDF

    The physical world around us is three-dimensional (3D), yet traditional display devices can show only two-dimensional (2D) flat images that lack depth (i.e., the third dimension) information. This fun...

  • Terahertz dielectric waveguides

    Atakaramians, Shaghik; Afshar V., Shahraam; Monro, Tanya M.; Abbott, Derek
    • 2013
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 5(2) 169-215  View: HTML | PDF

    Several classes of non-planar metallic and dielectric waveguides have been proposed in the literature for guidance of terahertz (THz) or T-ray radiation. In thi...

  • Optical methods for distance and displacement measurements

    Berkovic, Garry; Shafir, Ehud
    • 2012
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 4(4) 441-471  View: HTML | PDF

    This tutorial reviews various noncontact optical sensing techniques that can be used to measure distances to objects, and related parameters such as displacements, surface profiles, velocities and vib...

  • High-contrast gratings for integrated optoelectronics

    Chang-Hasnain, Connie J.; Yang, Weijian
    • 2012
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 4(3) 379-440  View: HTML | PDF

    A new class of planar optics has emerged using subwavelength gratings with a large refractive index contrast, herein referred to as high-contrast gratings (HCGs). This seemingly simple structure lends...

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

    Alonso, Miguel A.
    • 2011
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 3(4) 272-365  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (30)]

    This tutorial gives an overview of the use of the Wigner function as a tool for modeling optical field propagation. Particular emphasis is placed on the spatial propagati...

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

    Brasselet, Sophie
    • 2011
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 3(3) 205-  View: HTML | PDF

    In this tutorial I analyze the polarization-dependent properties of different optical contrasts widely used today in imaging, applied to biology and biomedical diagnostics. I derive the essential prop...

  • Structured-light 3D surface imaging: a tutorial

    Geng, Jason
    • 2011
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 3(2) 128-160  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

    We provide a review of recent advances in 3D surface imaging technologies. We focus particularly on noncontact 3D surface measurement techniques based on structured illum...

  • Angular dispersion: an enabling tool in nonlinear and quantum optics

    Torres, Juan P.; Hendrych, Martin; Valencia, Alejandra
    • 2010
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 2(3) 319-369  View: HTML | PDF

    The dispersive properties of materials, i.e., their frequency-dependent response to the interaction with light, in most situations determines whether an optical process c...

  • Slow light in various media: a tutorial

    Khurgin, Jacob B.
    • 2010
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 2(3) 287-318  View: HTML | PDF

    I consider the physical basics of slow light propagation in atomic media, photonic structures, and optical fibers. I show similarities and differences between all of the ...

  • Optical image compression and encryption methods

    Alfalou, A.; Brosseau, C.
    • 2009
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 1(3) 589-636  View: HTML | PDF

    Over the years extensive studies have been carried out to apply coherent optics methods in real-time communications and image transmission. This is especially true when a...

  • Optical Antennas

    Bharadwaj, Palash; Deutsch, Bradley; Novotny, Lukas
    • 2009
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 1(3) 438-483  View: HTML | PDF

    Optical antennas are an emerging concept in physical optics. Similar to radiowave and microwave antennas, their purpose is to convert the energy of free propagating radia...

  • Understanding leaky modes: slab waveguide revisited

    Hu, Jonathan; Menyuk, Curtis R.
    • 2009
    • Advances in Optics and Photonics 1(1) 58-106  View: HTML | PDF [Suppl. Mat. (8)]

    Computational methods for determining the complex propagation constants of leaky waveguide modes have become so powerful and so readily available that it is possible to use these methods with little u...

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