20 February 2011, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp. 788-980  
24 articles


Spotlight on Optics

Fabrication, characterization, and theoretical analysis of controlled disorder in the core of optical fibers

open access Appl. Opt. 50(6), 802-810 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

High sensitivity optical fiber current sensor based on polarization diversity and a Faraday rotation mirror cavity

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 924-929 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Efficiency of integrated waveguide probes for the detection of light backscattered from weakly scattering media

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 935-942 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

B-spline representation of optical surfaces and its accuracy in a ray trace algorithm

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 822-828 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Design strategies to simplify and miniaturize imaging systems

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 943-951 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Infrared species tomography of a transient flow field using Kalman filtering

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 891-900 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Discontinuous surface measurement by wavelength-tuning interferometry with the excess fraction method correcting scanning nonlinearity

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 962-969 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Axial-scanning low-coherence interferometer method for noncontact thickness measurement of biological samples

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 970-974 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Temperature and nonlinearity corrections for a photodiode array spectrometer used in the field

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 866-875 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Diffraction characteristics of spatial and temporal Gaussian-shaped femtosecond laser pulse by rectangle reflection grating

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 859-865 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Characterization and inspection of microlens array by single cube beam splitter microscopy

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 886-890 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Dispersion compensation technologies for femtosecond fiber system

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 797-801 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical fiber-based laser remote sensor for airborne measurement of wind velocity and turbulence

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 842-851 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Dynamical stable cavity of side-pumped thin-disk laser with slanted sides

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 811-821 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Characteristics of a broadband dye laser using Pyrromethene and Rhodamine dyes

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 901-914 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Gain flattening coatings for improved spectral performance of asymmetric multiple quantum well lasers

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 975-980 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Optical evaluation on Nd3+-doped phosphate glasses for O-band amplification

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 835-841 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Effect of growth media and washing on the spectral signatures of aerosolized biological simulants

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 788-796 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Reconstruction of polarization-shaped laser pulses after a hollow-core fiber using backreflection

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 915-923 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF

Development of a fiber-optic laser delivery system capable of delivering 213 and 266 nm pulsed Nd:YAG laser radiation for tissue ablation in a fluid environment

Appl. Opt. 50(6), 876-885 (2011)  View: HTML | PDF