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10 August 2014, Volume 53, Issue 23, pp. 5088-5263   23 articles


Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Multimode interference devices with single-mode–multimode–multimode fiber structure

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5179-5186 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Fiber Bragg grating sensor interrogator based on 2D imaging system

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5259-5263 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Geometrical Optics

Image Processing

Double-image encryption without information disclosure using phase-truncation Fourier transforms and a random amplitude mask

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5100-5108 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Imaging Systems

Approach of self-adaptive illumination for optical imaging systems

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5205-5210 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Resolution limits of extrinsic Fabry–Perot interferometric displacement sensors utilizing wavelength scanning interrogation

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5092-5099 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Chromatic confocal microscopy using staircase diffractive surface

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5123-5130 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Automated discrimination between digs and dust particles on optical surfaces with dark-field scattering microscopy

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5131-5140 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Effect of temperature on calibration quality of structured-light three-dimensional scanners

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5154-5162 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Lasers and Laser Optics

All-normal-dispersion passive harmonic mode-locking 220  fs ytterbium fiber laser

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5088-5091 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Q-switched mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser based on topological insulator Bi2Se3 deposited fiber taper

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5117-5122 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength Nd:YAlO3 laser at 1341 and 1339  nm and sum-frequency mixing for an emission at 670  nm

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5141-5146 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Enhancing performance of multiwavelength Brillouin–Raman fiber laser by capturing residual pump power

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5187-5192 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Continuous hydroxyl radical planar laser imaging at 50  kHz repetition rate

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5246-5251 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF


Infrared liquid crystal polymer micropolarizer

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5252-5258 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear Optics

Temperature nonuniformity occurring during the cooling process of a KDP crystal and its effects on second-harmonic generation

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5109-5116 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical Devices

Optimization of multiple-slot waveguides for biochemical sensing

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5169-5178 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectral method for fast measurement of twisted nematic liquid crystal cell parameters

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5230-5237 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Physical Optics

Quantifying self-absorption losses in luminescent solar concentrators

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5238-5245 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF


Polarization transition between sunlit and moonlit skies with possible implications for animal orientation and Viking navigation: anomalous celestial twilight polarization at partial moon

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5193-5204 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (9)]


Precision spectroscopy using a partially stabilized frequency comb

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5163-5168 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Thin Films

Optimal structure of light trapping in thin-film solar cells: dielectric nanoparticles or multilayer antireflection coatings?

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5222-5229 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

High-performance lighting evaluated by photobiological parameters

Appl. Opt. 53(23), 5147-5153 (2014)  View: HTML | PDF

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