Editors' Picks Collection: Imaging and Instrumentation

Since 1997, Optics Express has been a respected journal emphasizing scientific and technological innovations in optics and photonics. To honor its 20th anniversary year, the editors of Optics Express selected articles from a variety of topic areas that have been key to the Journal's success.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.

  1. In vivo endoscopic OCT imaging of precancer and cancer states of human mucosa
    A. M. Sergeev, V. M. Gelikonov, G. V. Gelikonov, F. I. Feldchtein, R. V. Kuranov, N. D. Gladkova, N. M. Shakhova, L. B. Snopova, A. V. Shakhov, I. A. Kuznetzova, A. N. Denisenko, V. V. Pochinko, Yu. P. Chumakov, and O. S. Streltzova
    Opt. Express 1(13) 432-440 (1997)
  2. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy
    Austin Roorda, Fernando Romero-Borja, William J. Donnelly III, Hope Queener, Thomas J. Hebert, and Melanie C.W. Campbell
    Opt. Express 10(9) pp. 405-412 (2002)
  3. Performance of fourier domain vs. time domain optical coherence tomography
    R. Leitgeb, C. K. Hitzenberger, and A. F. Fercher
    Opt. Express 11(8) 889-894 (2003)
  4. Non-destructive terahertz imaging of illicit drugs using spectral fingerprints
    Kodo Kawase, Yuichi Ogawa, Yuuki Watanabe, and Hiroyuki Inoue
    Opt. Express 11(20) 2549-2554 (2003)
  5. In vivo dynamic human retinal blood flow imaging using ultra-high-speed spectral domain optical Doppler tomography
    Brian R. White, Mark C. Pierce, Nader Nassif, Barry Cense, B. Hyle Park, Guillermo J. Tearney, Brett E. Bouma, Teresa C. Chen, and Johannes F. de Boer
    Opt. Express 11(25) 3490-3497 (2003)
  6. Ultrahigh-resolution, high-speed, Fourier domain optical coherence tomography and methods for dispersion compensation
    Maciej Wojtkowski, Vivek J. Srinivasan, Tony H. Ko, James G. Fujimoto, Andrzej Kowalczyk, and Jay S. Duker
    Opt. Express 12(11) 2404-2422 (2004)
  7. X-ray phase imaging with a grating interferometer
    Timm Weitkamp, Ana Diaz, Christian David, Franz Pfeiffer, Marco Stampanoni, Peter Cloetens, and Eric Ziegler
    Opt. Express 13(16) 6296-6304 (2005)
  8. Adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography for high-resolution and high-speed 3D retinal in vivo imaging
    Robert J. Zawadzki, Steven M. Jones, Scot S. Olivier, Mingtao Zhao, Bradley A. Bower, Joseph A. Izatt, Stacey Choi, Sophie Laut, and John S. Werner
    Opt. Express 13(21) 8532-8546 (2005)
  9. Three dimensional optical angiography
    Ruikang K. Wang, Steven L. Jacques, Zhenhe Ma, Sawan Hurst, Stephen R. Hanson, and Andras Gruber
    Opt. Express 15(7) 4083-4097 (2007)
  10. On the performance quantification of resonant refractive index sensors
    Ian M. White and Xudong Fan
    Opt. Express 16(2) 1020-1028 (2008)
  11. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors: approaching their limits?
    Marek Piliarik and Jiří Homola
    Opt. Express 17(19) 16505-16517 (2009)
  12. Non-contact, automated cardiac pulse measurements using video imaging and blind source separation
    Ming-Zher Poh, Daniel J. McDuff, and Rosalind W. Picard
    Opt. Express 18(10) 10762-10774 (2010)