1 July 2017, Volume 56, Issue 19, pp. 5313-5589; Feat. pp: LC1–G204  
60 articles


Light and color in the open air—introduction to the feature issue

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), LC1-LC2 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF


Appl. Opt. 56(19), G1-G4 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Spotlight on Optics

Simultaneous observation of a glory and in-situ microphysical cloud properties

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), G5-G8 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Transmission bows of radially inhomogeneous spheres

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G9-G19 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Iridescent clouds and distorted coronas

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G20-G25 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Mountain shadows revisited

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G26-G35 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Blue sun glints on water viewed through a polarizer

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), G36-G41 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Spectral measurement and modeling of natural rainbows

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G42-G50 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Hafgerðingar and giant waves

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G51-G58 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (5)]

Mirages at Lake Geneva: the Fata Morgana

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G59-G68 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Teaching rainbows with simulations: revisiting Minnaert’s lab experiment

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G69-G74 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

High-order rainbows of a spherical particle produced by near-grazing incident light

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G75-G87 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows by elliptically deformed drops. I. Möbius shift for high-order rainbows

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G88-G97 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Rainbows by elliptically deformed drops. II. The appearance of supernumeraries of high-order rainbows in rain showers

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G98-G103 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Editors' Pick

Supernumerary arcs of rainbows: Young’s theory of interference

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G104-G112 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Inflight observation of Bottlinger’s rings

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), G113-G119 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

How daylight influences high-order chromatic descriptors in natural images

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G120-G127 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Colored thunderstorms

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G128-G135 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Atmospheric optics in the near infrared

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G145-G155 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Antitwilight I: structure and optics

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G156-G168 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (2)]

Antitwilight II: Monte Carlo simulations

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G169-G178 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Tropospheric haze and colors of the clear twilight sky

Appl. Opt. 56(19), G179-G187 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Characterizing ice particles using two-dimensional reflections of a lidar beam

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), G188-G196 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (1)]

Bow-shaped caustics from conical prisms: a 13th-century account of rainbow formation from Robert Grosseteste’s De iride

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), G197-G204 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Step-by-step guide to reduce spatial coherence of laser light using a rotating ground glass diffuser

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5427-5435 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Scattering of aerosol particles by a Hermite–Gaussian beam in marine atmosphere

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5329-5335 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Minimum variance control for mitigation of vibrations in adaptive optics systems

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5388-5397 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Relationship between foot eversion and thermographic foot skin temperature after running

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5559-5565 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Grating- and checkerboard-based zone plates as an optical array generator with a favorable beam shape

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5355-5359 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Amendment performance of an apodized tilted fiber Bragg grating for a quasi-distributed-based sensor

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5480-5488 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

DBPSK and DQPSK crosstalk in single-span WDM systems using DRA

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5583-5589 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Spatial-spectral holographic real-time correlative optical processor with >100 Gb/s throughput

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5398-5406 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Medium-finesse optical cavity for the stabilization of Rydberg lasers

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5436-5443 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Subpixel area-based evaluation for crosstalk suppression in quasi-three-dimensional displays

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5450-5457 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Guided lock of a suspended optical cavity enhanced by a higher-order extrapolation

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5470-5479 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Evaluation of adaptively enhanced two-shot fringe pattern phase and amplitude demodulation methods

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5489-5500 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Sharp bend in two-dimensional optical waveguide based on gradient refractive index structure

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5336-5341 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Compact microring resonators integrated with grating couplers working at 2 μm wavelength on silicon-on-insulator platform

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5444-5449 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Hybrid plasmonic mode converter: theoretical formulation and design with a graphical approach

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5501-5510 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Mode instability dynamics in high-power low-numerical-aperture step-index fiber amplifier

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5412-5417 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (3)]

Beam modulation due to thermal deformation of grating in a spectral beam combining system

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5511-5519 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Comparison of symmetric and asymmetric double quantum well extended-cavity diode lasers for broadband passive mode-locking at 780 nm

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5566-5572 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Composite reflective/absorptive IR-blocking filters embedded in metamaterial antireflection-coated silicon

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5349-5354 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear photonics on-a-chip in III-V semiconductors: quest for promising material candidates

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5532-5541 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

On the validity of the integral localized approximation for Bessel beams and associated radiation pressure forces

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5377-5387 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Terahertz bistability and multistability in graphene/dielectric Fibonacci multilayer

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5313-5322 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Design of a collimated UV-LED exposure unit based on light spread function method

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5542-5549 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Nonlinear refractive index of ultrafast laser inscribed waveguides in gallium lanthanum sulphide

open access Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5407-5411 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Tunable dual-channel filter based on the photonic crystal with air defects

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5463-5469 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

10.23 Mcps laser pseudo-code ranging system with 0.33 mm (1σ) pseudo-range measurement precision

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5342-5348 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Temperature sensing through long period fiber gratings mechanically induced on tapered optical fibers

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5526-5531 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

40 GHz narrow linewidth frequency-switched microwave signal generation based on a single-longitudinal-mode double-Brillouin-frequency spaced Brillouin fiber laser

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5323-5328 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Lp-norm-residual constrained regularization model for estimation of particle size distribution in dynamic light scattering

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5360-5368 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Calculation method for laser radar cross sections of rotationally symmetric targets

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5520-5525 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF  [Suppl. Mat. (4)]

Numerical reproduction and explanation of road surface mirages under grazing-angle scattering

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5550-5558 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF

Broadband, wide-angle and tunable terahertz absorber based on cross-shaped graphene arrays

Appl. Opt. 56(19), 5458-5462 (2017)  View: HTML | PDF