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OSA Publishing

20 June 2012, Volume 51, Issue 18, pp. 3966-4264   38 articles


Optical Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Passive 77 GHz millimeter-wave sensor based on optical upconversion

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4157-4167 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction and Gratings

Experimental realization of the devil’s vortex Fresnel lens with a programmable spatial light modulator

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4103-4108 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Design principle for sensing coil of fiber-optic current sensor based on geometric rotation effect

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 3977-3988 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Error sources and their impact on the performance of dual-wedge beam steering systems

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4168-4175 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Mathematical construction and perturbation analysis of Zernike discrete orthogonal points

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4210-4214 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Theory and characteristics of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal transmission grating with scaffolding morphology

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4013-4020 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Orthonormal aberration polynomials for anamorphic optical imaging systems with circular pupils

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4087-4091 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Selective polarization imager for contrast enhancements in remote scattering media

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4092-4102 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Dual-probe homodyne quadrature laser interferometer

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4021-4027 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Autocalibrating Stokes polarimeter for materials characterization

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4113-4119 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Analysis of strain transfer of six-layer surface-bonded fiber Bragg gratings

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4129-4138 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Effect and suppression of secondary fringes in FATWindII

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4186-4195 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

Phase-shifting laser diode interferometer using pulse modulation

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4109-4112 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Recovery process of optical stopping effect in tin or phosphorus-doped amorphous As2S8thin-film waveguide

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4260-4264 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Optical Design and Fabrication

Pattern-integrated interference lithography: single-exposure fabrication of photonic-crystal structures

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4028-4041 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Surface stresses of mixed-mode grinding materials on borosilicate glass

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4151-4156 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffractive optical elements for the formation of “light bottle” intensity distributions

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4215-4218 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

High-efficiency metallic multistratum concave diffraction grating

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4073-4077 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF


Investigation of optical fibers for gas-phase, ultraviolet laser-induced-fluorescence (UV-LIF) spectroscopy

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4047-4057 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Information Processing


Hardware architecture of high-performance digital hologram generator on the basis of a pixel-by-pixel calculation scheme

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4003-4012 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Image Processing

Three-dimensional range data compression using computer graphics rendering pipeline

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4058-4064 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Automatic calculation of tree diameter from stereoscopic image pairs using digital image processing

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4120-4128 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Face recognition performance with superresolution

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4250-4259 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Integral floating display systems for augmented reality

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4201-4209 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers, Photonics, and Environmental Optics

Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Experimental implementation of fiber optic bundle array wide FOV free space optical communications receiver

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 3995-4002 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Feasibility of retroreflective transdermal optical wireless communication

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4232-4239 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Lasers and Laser Optics

Accuracy of single-shot autocorrelation measurements of petawatt laser pulses

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 3989-3994 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Improvement in continuous-wave laser performance of disordered Yb:CNGG crystal

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4042-4046 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Multiwavelength green-yellow laser based on a Nd:YAG laser with nonlinear frequency conversion in a LBO crystal

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4196-4200 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Unstable resonator with reduced output coupling

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4219-4223 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

High efficiency, diode pumped Nd:YAG ceramics slab laser with 230 W continuous-wave output power

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4224-4231 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Phase-matched generation of highly coherent radiation in water window region

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4240-4245 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Size-dependent intersubband optical properties of dome-shaped InAs/GaAs quantum dots with wetting layer

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4176-4185 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Reflective color display using thermochromic pigments

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4246-4249 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

Remote Sensing and Sensors

Target detection with randomized thresholds for lidar applications

Appl. Opt. 51(18), 4139-4150 (2012)  View: HTML | PDF

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