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1 September 2006, Volume 45, Issue 25, pp. 6315-6645   44 articles



Information Photonics: introduction

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6315-6317 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optoelectric computing and interconnect theory

Architectural limits on optical-highway-based parallel computing

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6318-6325 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

RAPID for high-performance computing systems: architecture and performance evaluation

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6326-6334 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Interconnect systems

Integrated three-dimensional optical multilayer using free-space optics

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6335-6341 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Scaling vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser reliability for petascale systems

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6342-6348 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical bistability in vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6349-6357 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Multiscale free-space optical interconnects for intrachip global communication: motivation, analysis, and experimental validation

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6358-6366 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Holographic data storage

Experimental analysis in recording transmission and reflection holograms at the same time and location

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6367-6373 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Detection, sensing, and imaging

Three-dimensional surface contouring of macroscopic objects by means of phase-difference images

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6381-6387 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Modal analysis of the self-imaging phenomenon in optical fibers with an annular core

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6388-6392 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Broadband radio-frequency spectrum analysis in spectral-hole-burning media

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6393-6408 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Ultrawideband coherent noise lidar range-Doppler imaging and signal processing by use of spatial-spectral holography in inhomogeneously broadened absorbers

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6409-6420 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Dynamically adjustable annular laser trapping based on axicons

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6421-6428 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Self-aligned spatial filtering using laser optical tweezers

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6429-6434 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Technology

Diffraction and Gratings

Propagation properties of a hard-edged diffracted beam generated by a Gaussian mirror resonator

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6435-6441 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Waveguide analysis of heat-drawn and chemically etched probe tips for scanning near-field optical microscopy

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6442-6456 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Fast fiber-optic tunable filter based on axial compression on a fiber Bragg grating

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6457-6462 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Microlenses in the end of capillary tubes and their application to photonic crystal fibers

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6463-6468 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Measuring optical fiber length by use of a short-pulse optical fiber ring laser in a self-injection seeding scheme

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6469-6472 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Real-time differential refractometry without interferometry at a sensitivity level of 10-6

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6477-6486 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Errors of Mueller matrix measurements with a partially polarized light source

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6497-6506 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Integrated Optics

Highly compact asymmetric Mach-Zehnder device based on channel guides in a two-dimensional photonic crystal

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6507-6510 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Design and Fabrication

Development of a compression molding process for three-dimensional tailored free-form glass optics

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6511-6518 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Comparison of subtractive Kramers-Kronig analysis and maximum entropy model in resolving phase from finite spectral range reflectance data

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6519-6524 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing

Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing

Array illuminator with arbitrary fan-out

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6525-6532 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Three types of computer-generated hologram synthesized from multiple angular viewpoints of a three-dimensional scene

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6533-6538 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Automatic coarse registration of three-dimensional surfaces by information theoretic selection of salient points

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6539-6550 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Regional identification, partition, and integral phase unwrapping method for processing moiré interferometry images

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6551-6559 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Discrete cosine transform-based shift estimation for fringe pattern profilometry using a generalized analysis model

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6560-6567 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and ocean optics

Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing with elongated sodium laser beacons: centroiding versus matched filtering

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6568-6576 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Simple model of the optical characteristics of bubbles and sediments in seawater of the surf zone

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6577-6585 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

F2-laser-machined submicrometer gratings in thin dielectric films for resonant grating waveguide applications

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6586-6590 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Adaptive divergence and power for improving connectivity in free-space optical mobile networks

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6591-6597 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Measurement of the terahertz-induced phase shift in electro-optic sampling for an arbitrary biasing phase

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6598-6601 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Integrated Optics

Negligible birefringence in dual-mode ion-exchanged glass waveguide gratings

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6602-6606 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

End-pumped 1.5 μm monoblock laser for broad temperature operation

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6607-6615 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

High-repetition rate Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with a composite semiconductor absorber

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6616-6619 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing

Oil spill fluorosensing lidar for inclined onshore or shipboard operation

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6620-6625 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Biomedical Optics

Image Processing

Image-based control of skin melanin texture

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6626-6633 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF


Emission wavelength dependence of fluorescence lifetimes of bacteriological spores and pollens

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6634-6639 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Characterization of high refractive index semiconductor films by surface plasmon resonance

Appl. Opt. 45(25), 6640-6645 (2006)  View: HTML | PDF

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