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Advances in Optics and Photonics

Govind P. AgrawalAdvances in Optics and Photonics Editor-in-Chief, Govind Agrawal, announces the Journal’s first Impact Factor. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, ED3-ED3 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-3-ED3 2014/09/27 - 16:45

Govind P. AgrawalAdvances in Optics and Photonics Editor-in-Chief, Govind Agrawal, announces the Journal’s first Impact Factor. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, ED2-ED2 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-3-ED2 2014/09/26 - 09:35

Pablo ArtalThe 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 otherwise limited optical capabilities, providing an exceptional quality of vision. In this tutorial ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 340-367 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-3-340 2014/09/24 - 19:48

Martynas Beresna, Mindaugas Gecevičius, Peter G. KazanskyAn overview of recent achievements in the field of femtosecond laser writing in transparent materials is presented. Thanks to the unique properties of light–matter interaction on the ultrashort time scale, this direct writing technique has led to observation of unique phenomena, including ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 293-339 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-3-293 2014/08/14 - 22:14

Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh LakhtakiaExhibited by structurally chiral materials—such as Reusch piles, cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs), and chiral sculptured thin films (STFs)—due to their helical nonhomogeneity along a fixed axis, the circular Bragg phenomenon is the almost total reflection of the incident light of ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 225-292 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-2-225 2014/06/05 - 23:15

Daniele Melati, Andrea Melloni, Francesco MorichettiReal photonic waveguides are affected by structural imperfections due to fabrication tolerances that cause scattering phenomena when the light propagates through. These effects result in extrinsic propagation losses associated with the excitation of radiation and backscattering modes. In this work, ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 156-224 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-2-156 2014/05/10 - 00:22

Wen Chen, Bahram Javidi, Xudong ChenInformation security with optical means, such as double random phase encoding, has been investigated by various researchers. It has been demonstrated that optical technology possesses several unique characteristics for securing information compared with its electronic counterpart, such as many ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 120-155 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-2-120 2014/04/18 - 22:57

Basanta Bhaduri, Chris Edwards, Hoa Pham, Renjie Zhou, Tan H. Nguyen, Lynford L. Goddard, Gabriel PopescuThe main obstacle in retrieving quantitative phase with high sensitivity is posed by the phase noise due to mechanical vibrations and air fluctuations that typically affect any interferometric system. In this paper, we review diffraction phase microscopy (DPM), which is a common-path quantitative ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 57-119 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-1-57 2014/03/27 - 09:25

Basanta Bhaduri, Chris Edwards, Hoa Pham, Renjie Zhou, Tan H. Nguyen, Lynford L. Goddard, Gabriel PopescuThe main obstacle in retrieving quantitative phase with high sensitivity is posed by the phase noise due to mechanical vibrations and air fluctuations that typically affect any interferometric system. In this paper, we review diffraction phase microscopy (DPM), which is a common-path quantitative ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 59-121 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-1-59 2014/03/27 - 09:25

Qing Gu, Joseph S. T. Smalley, Maziar P. Nezhad, Aleksandar Simic, Jin Hyoung Lee, Michael Katz, Olesya Bondarenko, Boris Slutsky, Amit Mizrahi, Vitaliy Lomakin, Yeshaiahu FainmanMetal-clad subwavelength lasers have recently become excellent candidates for light sources in densely packed chip-scale photonic circuits. In this review, we summarize recent research efforts in the theory, design, fabrication, and characterization of such lasers. We detail advancements of both ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, 1-56 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-1-1 2014/03/21 - 23:23

Govind P. AgrawalAbstract: The incoming Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Optics and Photonics, Govind Agrawal, shares his thoughts about building on the successful first five years of the journal. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 6, ED1-ED2 (2014)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-6-1-ED1 2014/01/08 - 17:53

Bahaa E. A. SalehAbstract: The founding Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Optics and Photonics, Bahaa Saleh, shares his thoughts about the success of the first years of the journal. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, ED1-ED1 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-4-ED1 2013/12/24 - 14:59

Benjamin J. Eggleton, Christopher G. Poulton, Ravi PantWe review recent progress in inducing and harnessing stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in integrated photonic circuits. Exciting SBS in a chip-scale device is challenging due to the stringent requirements on materials and device geometry. We discuss these requirements, which include material ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 536-587 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-4-536 2013/12/18 - 20:15

Jason GengThe 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 fundamental restriction greatly limits our ability to perceive and to understand the complexity of ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 456-535 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-4-456 2013/11/21 - 02:00

Felix J. Lawrence, C. Martijn de Sterke, Lindsay C. Botten, R. C. McPhedran, Kokou B. DossouIn many research areas, the reflective properties of a bulk medium are characterized by its impedance or an impedance-like quantity. Such a quantity is essential for the efficient design of stacked structures such as antireflection coatings and thin-film filters. For 2D photonic crystals and ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 385-455 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-4-385 2013/09/12 - 08:14

Zhi Tong, Stojan RadicRecent progress in low-noise optical amplification and signal processing has raised prospects of practical devices operating below the conventional quantum limit. We review the basic principles, practical implementation, and performance of such devices. In particular, we focus on the operation and ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 318-384 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-3-318 2013/08/21 - 15:19

Reza Salem, Mark A. Foster, Alexander L. GaetaManipulation and characterization of information using ultrafast optical signals is critical for numerous applications in telecommunications, biology, quantum information science, spectroscopy, and atomic and molecular physics. Femtosecond pulsed laser sources are available over a wide range of ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 274-317 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-3-274 2013/08/20 - 10:52

Yaoguang Ma, Xin Guo, Xiaoqin Wu, Lun Dai, Limin TongSemiconductor nanowires (or other wire-like nanostructures, including nanoribbons and nanobelts) synthesized by bottom-up chemical growth show single-crystalline structures, excellent geometric uniformities, subwavelength transverse dimensions, and relatively high refractive indices, making these ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 216-273 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-3-216 2013/07/20 - 06:22

Shaghik Atakaramians, Shahraam Afshar V., Tanya M. Monro, Derek AbbottSeveral classes of non-planar metallic and dielectric waveguides have been proposed in the literature for guidance of terahertz (THz) or T-ray radiation. In this review, we focus on the development of dielectric waveguides, in the THz regime, with reduced loss and dispersion. First, we examine ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 169-215 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-2-169 2013/06/28 - 12:21

Valerii S. ZapasskiiMore than 30 years ago, the feasibility of detecting magnetic resonance in the Faraday-rotation noise spectrum of transmitted light was demonstrated experimentally. However, practical applications of this experimental approach have emerged only recently thanks, in particular, to a number of crucial ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 131-168 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-2-131 2013/06/19 - 01:06

Jianming Wen, Yong Zhang, Min XiaoThe Talbot effect, also referred to as self-imaging or lensless imaging, is of the phenomena manifested by a periodic repetition of planar field distributions in certain types of wave fields. This phenomenon is finding applications not only in optics, but also in a variety of research fields, such ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 83-130 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-1-83 2013/03/30 - 08:49

Mark G. Kuzyk, Kenneth D. Singer, George I. StegemanThe theory of molecular nonlinear optics based on the sum-over-states (SOS) model is reviewed. The interaction of radiation with a single wtpisolated molecule is treated by first-order perturbation theory, and expressions are derived for the linear (α_ij) polarizability and nonlinear ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, 4-82 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-1-4 2013/03/26 - 08:04

The OSA Board of Editors [Adv. Opt. Photon. 5, ED1-ED3 (2013)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-5-1-ED1 2013/02/02 - 06:11

Georges Nehmetallah, Partha P. BanerjeeDigital and analog holography, along with its many variations, viz., holographic interferometry, holographic microscopy, holographic tomography, multiwavelength digital holography, phase-shifting holography, compressive holography, coherence holography, etc., have become the methods of choice for ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 472-553 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-4-472 2012/12/07 - 10:55

Georges Nehmetallah, Partha P. BanerjeeDigital and analog holography, along with its many variations, viz., holographic interferometry, holographic microscopy, holographic tomography, multiwavelength digital holography, phase-shifting holography, compressive holography, coherence holography, etc., have become the methods of choice for ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 472-553 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-4-472 2012/12/07 - 10:54

Garry Berkovic, Ehud ShafirThis 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 vibrations. The techniques that are discussed and compared include intensity-based sensing, ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 441-471 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-4-441 2012/09/12 - 17:14

Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Weijian YangA 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 itself to extraordinary properties, which can be designed top-down based on intuitive guidelines. ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 379-440 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-3-379 2012/09/05 - 10:45

Adam Wax, Michael G. Giacomelli, Thomas E. Matthews, Matthew T. Rinehart, Francisco E. Robles, Yizheng ZhuOptical spectroscopy has seen expanding use for the study of biological cells in recent years. An overview of relevant spectroscopic techniques is presented, and applications to biological cells are reviewed. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 322-378 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-3-322 2012/07/25 - 18:52

Junxi Zhang, Lide ZhangSurface plasmons (SPs) are electromagnetic excitations existing at the interface between a metal and a dielectric material. Control and manipulation of light based on SPs at the nanometer scale offers significant advantages in nanophotonic devices with very small elements, since the peculiar ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 157-321 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-2-157 2012/07/04 - 11:58

Jamal T. ManassahA landmark in the development of quantum electrodynamics was the discovery that emission–reabsorption of virtual photons modifies the value of energy levels in an atom from those computed by using Dirac’s equation (Lamb shift). An early result of statistical quantum electrodynamics ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 108-156 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-2-108 2012/06/23 - 05:01

Denis V. Seletskiy, Markus P. Hehlen, Richard I. Epstein, Mansoor Sheik-BahaeWe review the field of laser cooling of solids, focusing our attention on the recent advances in cryogenic cooling of an ytterbium-doped fluoride crystal (Yb^3+:YLiF_4). Recently, bulk cooling in this material to 155 K has been observed upon excitation near the lowest-energy (E4–E5) ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 78-107 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-1-78 2012/03/22 - 19:54

Ksenia Dolgaleva, Robert W. BoydIt is well known that the optical response of a medium depends on the local field acting on an individual emitter rather than on the macroscopic average field in the medium. The local field depends very sensitively on the microcopic environment in an optical medium. It is thus possible to achieve a ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 4, 1-77 (2012)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-4-1-1 2012/03/10 - 13:33

Xiuling LiStrain-induced self-rolled-up microtubes, a category of recently discovered tubular structure with ultrathin walls, have been demonstrated to be unique ring resonators. Recent development in their geometrical and resonant properties are reviewed. [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 366-387 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-4-366 2011/12/03 - 18:43

Miguel A. AlonsoThis 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 propagation of stationary fields, as well as on the propagation of pulses through dispersive media. In the first case, the Wigner function ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 272-365 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-4-272 2011/11/20 - 00:43

Sophie BrasseletIn 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 properties of the polarization dependence of optical processes such as two-photon fluorescence, ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 205-271 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-3-205 2011/08/30 - 01:21

Alison M. Yao, Miles J. PadgettAs they travel through space, some light beams rotate. Such light beams have angular momentum. There are two particularly important ways in which a light beam can rotate: if every polarization vector rotates, the light has spin; if the phase structure rotates, the light has orbital angular momentum ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 161-204 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-2-161 2011/05/17 - 12:45

Jason GengWe provide a review of recent advances in 3D surface imaging technologies. We focus particularly on noncontact 3D surface measurement techniques based on structured illumination. The high-speed and high-resolution pattern projection capability offered by the digital light projection technology, ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 128-160 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-2-128 2011/04/05 - 02:54

J. Andreasen, A. A. Asatryan, L. C. Botten, M. A. Byrne, H. Cao, L. Ge, L. Labonté, P. Sebbah, A. D. Stone, H. E. Türeci, C. VannesteIn conventional lasers, the optical cavity that confines the photons also determines essential characteristics of the lasing modes such as wavelength, emission pattern, directivity, and polarization. In random lasers, which do not have mirrors or a well-defined cavity, light is confined within the ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 88-127 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-1-88 2011/02/08 - 01:36

Yong Wang, Chia-Yu Lin, Alexei Nikolaenko, Varun Raghunathan, Eric O. PotmaThe basics of four-wave mixing (FWM) and recent advances in FWM microscopy are reviewed with a particular emphasis on applications in the field of nanomaterials. The vast progress in nanostructure synthesis has triggered a need for advanced analytical tools suitable to interrogate nanostructures ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 1-52 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-1-1 2011/02/08 - 01:36

Greg SunSilicon-based lasers have long been sought, since they will permit monolithic integration of photonics with high-speed silicon electronics and thereby significantly broaden the reach of silicon technology. Among the various approaches that are currently being pursued to overcome the intrinsic ... [Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 53-87 (2011)]

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=aop-3-1-53 2011/02/08 - 01:36