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Optical Engineering Special Section Calls for Papers


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Calls for Papers:

Interferometry

3D Printing and Manufacturing

Quantum and Interband Cascade Lasers with Applications

Solid-State Lasers

Organic Photonic Materials and Devices

Light Field and Holographic Displays: New Trends in 3-D Imaging and Visualization

Photon Counting Technology


Interferometry

Interferometry

Guest Editors:

Peter de Groot
Zygo Corporation
21 Laurel Brook Road
Middlefield, Connecticut, United States
E-mail: peterd@zygo.com

Erik Novak
4D Technology Corporation
3280 E. Hemisphere Loop
Tucson, Arizona, United States
E-mail: erik.novak@4dtechnology.com

Call for Papers: This special section of Optical Engineering gathers insightful review and new research papers on the principles and applications of optical interferometry. The scope encompasses both fundamental methods as well as applications ranging from interferometry for optics, industrial metrology, process control, surface analysis, new instrument design, advanced techniques, "big science" and R&D. Of particular interest is interferometry for precision measurement, including but not limited to:

  • High-speed stage positioning
  • Large-scale dimensional measurements
  • Interferometric optical encoders
  • Testing of optical components and systems
  • Interferometry for aspheric and freeform optics
  • Interference microscopy
  • Space-based interferometry
  • Calibration, certification, and standardization of instruments that use interferometry
  • "Instantaneous" and "dynamic" areal surface measurements
  • Quantitative phase imaging using interference
  • Imaging of life-science objects, including cells and tissue
  • Digital holography and speckle techniques
  • Phase estimation and fringe analysis techniques
  • Wavefront evaluation
  • Gravitational wave interferometry
  • Miniaturized systems
  • Model-based techniques
  • Interferometric fiber-optic sensors
  • Deformation, vibration, and strain measurements over all scales
  • MEMS/MOEMS reliability analysis, assembly, and packaging testing
  • Nondestructive testing and failure analysis
  • Full-field optical coherence tomography
  • Point-scanning interferometric probes
  • Semiconductor wafer inspection using interferometry
  • Photolithography mask metrology, and inspection
  • Shearing interferometry and other gradient methods
  • Astronomical and adaptive optics
  • Thin-film interferometric metrology
  • Roll-to-roll manufacturing metrology
  • Design and optimization of new instruments
  • Novel wavelengths, including terahertz interferometry
  • Enhanced performance and resolution
  • Measurements at the physical limits of detection.

This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants of the 2016 conference on Interferometry, part of Optics + Photonics in San Diego, California, are invited to submit results presented at the conference. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

Manuscripts due 15 April 2017.

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3D printing

3D Printing and Manufacturing

Guest Editors:

Henry Helvajian
Physical Sciences Laboratories
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California, United States
E-mail: Henry.Helvajian@aero.org

Bo Gu
BOS Photonics
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
E-mail: B.Gu@comcast.net

Call for Papers: The field of 3D printing and its industrial namesake of 3D—or additive—manufacturing has been a growing technology with significant worldwide commercial backing. The promise is the development of a manufacturing approach that will revolutionize the way objects and complex systems can be fabricated and/or assembled. It is a step toward the "digitization of matter" and the layer-by-layer building approach which together open the design space where material type and phase can be varied as needed, where small (nano-micro scale) devices can be selectively inserted as necessary, and where complex shapes, replete with integrated sensors, can be realized. The latter goal would be the most soaring of visions, where a 3D manufactured product would not only have the necessary complex shape, but also include properties for "sensing" the local environment, harvesting energy, and "communicating" its state. We are far from realizing this soaring vision, but recent strides in fields such as materials development and controlled process tooling brings hope that 3D manufacturing could impact the world much like the industrial and electronics revolutions. It is currently at an embryonic stage with utility in fabricating prototypes on demand.

For on-demand printing or 3D printing to transition to the manufacturing domain, it is necessary that issues of reliability and reproducibility be addressed and this is only possible by the development of metrology tools that can characterize the process and follow the fabrication of the object in situ. Optical techniques and/or laser-induced effects offer the best opportunity for the development of in situ nonintrusive sensors for characterization and/or process control. For example, sensors for measuring the local build temperature, surface roughness, and/or grain size of the fabricated object, or techniques for precisely measuring the placement of a micro/nanoscale object can be envisioned. Also, sensors for measuring the properties of the precursor matter, powder size and local density, polymer viscosity.

This special section is seeking high-quality journal articles describing recent work on the design, analysis, simulations, and experimental results involving any and all aspects of optical engineering and spectroscopy techniques that can be configured to operate within a 3D printing tool, whether it be laser based, electron-beam based, extrusion based or just a high-speed pick-and-place machine. One major criterion for acceptance is that the approach must be scalable to the speeds and dimensions of existing commercially available 3D manufacturing tools and those envisioned in the future. We seek technologies or approaches that will enable process characterization, process verification, and/or process control, with the hope that sufficient information, captured quickly, would enable the implementation of a "repair" process (i.e., defect repair) during a build.

Particular topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Optical engineering and spectroscopy techniques in 3D printing manufacturing
    • Design of optical engineering systems in 3D printing manufacturing
    • Modeling, simulation, analysis of optical and spectroscopic systems in 3D printing manufacturing
    • Scale-up and overcoming product throughput barriers
  • Process development, characterization, verification, and/or process control for additive manufacturing
    • In situ nonintrusive sensors for 3D printing technology measuring local build temperature, surface roughness, grain size of the fabricated object, placement at micro/nanoscale, properties of the precursor matter, powder size and local density, and polymer viscosity.
  • Metrology tools for reliability and reproducibility for 3D printing manufacturing
  • Laser-induced phase transformations to realize specific material properties
  • Development of metrology standards and structure validation.

This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants in the 3-D Printing Virtual Symposium at Photonics West are especially encouraged to submit a revised and expanded paper for consideration. SPIE publication policy permits submission of journal papers based on proceedings papers. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.

Manuscripts due 15 August 2017.

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Image from "Application of quantum cascade lasers to high-precision atmospheric trace gas measurements," by B. McManus et al., Opt. Eng. 49(11), 111124 (2010).

Quantum and Interband Cascade Lasers with Applications

Guest Editors:

Jerry R. Meyer
U.S. Naval Research Lab
Optical Sciences Division
Washington, D.C., United States
E-mail: jerry.meyer@nrl.navy.mil

Igor Vurgaftman
U.S. Naval Research Lab
Optical Sciences Division
Washingotn, D.C., United States
E-mail: igor.vurgaftman@nrl.navy.mil

Gerard Wysocki
Princeton University
Electrical Engineering Department
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
E-mail: gwysocki@princeton.edu

Call for Papers: In 2010, two of us co-edited a Special Section of Optical Engineering focusing on the advances and status of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and interband cascade lasers (ICLs) emitting over a broad range of infrared wavelengths. Recent advances at that time included the first generation by QCLs of > 1 W continuous wave (cw) output power at room temperature, numerous applications of QCLs to trace gas and explosives detection, and expansion into the THz spectral band (albeit with cryogenic cooling). Meanwhile, the less mature ICLs had recently achieved cw operation at room temperature but had not yet seen any widespread practical use. By contrast, now in 2017 QCL arrays can generate up to 20 W cw, and THz emission from difference frequency generation is available from QCLs operating cw at room temperature. ICLs are common tools in research laboratories in addition to being routinely incorporated into commercial chemical sensing systems. Both QCL and ICL technologies can provide broadband frequency comb operation. Therefore, it seems a good time to revisit the status and ongoing progress of these blossoming technologies.

QCLs in particular have extended the spectral coverage for compact and efficient semiconductor sources spanning the MWIR to THz frequencies. QCLs exploit intersubband optical transitions in quantum wells rather than the interband electron-hole recombination of conventional diode lasers, and stack multiple active stages in series to allow an additional photon to be emitted for each injected electron at each step of a quantum staircase. The ICL, which is a hybrid combining interband optical transitions with the multiple in-series stages of a QCL, shows similar promise at shorter wavelengths extending from 3 μm to about 7 μm. With various configurations providing high cw output power, high wallplug efficiency, near-diffraction-limited beam quality, narrow spectral linewidth, broad wavelength tunability, and broad spectral coverage, QCLs and ICLs are well suited for diverse applications including laser spectroscopy for chemical and biological sensing, greenhouse gas monitoring, breath analysis, combustion control, and infrared countermeasures.

We are looking for papers for this special section of Optical Engineering that will summarize the current status of quantum and interband cascade lasers, recent technological advances, and novel application domains explored with these laser sources. Topics of interest include new advances in the science, performance, and applications of cascade lasers emitting throughout the IR and THz spectral bands, spanning the gamut from new theoretical approaches to systems insertion.

This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants of the 2017 conferences on Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics and Novel In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers are invited to submit results presented at the conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net.

Submissions due 1 June 2017.

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Solid-State Lasers

Solid-State Lasers

Guest Editors:

Patrick Berry
Air Force Research Laboratory
2241 Avionics Circle
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
E-mail: patrick.berry@us.af.mil

Brian Dolasinski
BerrieHill Research Corporation
7735 Paragon Road
Dayton, Ohio
E-mail: bddolasinski@berriehill.com

Jonathan Evans
Air Force Research Laboratory
2241 Avionics Circle
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
E-mail: jonathan.evans.6@us.af.mil

Call for Papers: Solid-state lasers have made significant progress over the past few decades in both output powers and wavelength coverage. Additionally, improvements in operating efficiencies has resulted in reductions in size, weight, and power requirements which enable additional commercial, medical, and scientific applications. Novel approaches to all aspects of these lasers such as cavity designs, active materials, and thermal management have all contributed to these improvements.

Papers are sought for this special section of Optical Engineering which summarize the current state of the art in solid-state lasers and present a comprehensive and inclusive overview of new developments. Additional topics of interest include unresolved issues and requirements from laser developers. Papers on laser systems/materials modeling, as well as testing and characterization are also of high interest. Papers focusing on new developments in emerging wavelength regions are ideal.

Topics of interest for this special section of Optical Engineering include, but are not limited to:

Laser Materials and Characterization

  • Ceramic
  • Soft glass
  • Single crystal host
  • Polycrystalline host
  • Waveguides including fibers, slab, and laser inscription

Power Scaling Techniques

  • Slab designs
  • Disk
  • Fiber
  • Hybrid systems

Resonator/Amplifier Design and Modeling

  • Unstable resonator design
  • Novel configuration and pumping scheme
  • Q-switch and mode-locking techniques and media
  • Seed lasers for solid-state/fiber amplifiers
  • Narrow-line/single-frequency lasers
  • Hybrid MOPA design
  • High-power generation and characterization
  • Improved techniques and efficiency modeling

System Engineering

  • Compact laser design
  • System and component miniaturization
  • Large-scale design and fabrication of gain material
  • Commercial laser system application requirements

This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants in the Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices at Photonics West are invited to submit results presented at the conference. Information about our publication policy concerning proceedings submissions to a journal can be found at http://spie.org/AuthorGuidelines#Conference_Proceedings_Papers.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net.

Manuscripts due 1 May 2017.

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Organic Photonic Materials and Devices

Guest Editors:

Christopher Tabor
Air Force Research Lab
Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
E-mail: christopher.tabor.1@us.af.mil

Joy Haley
Air Force Research Lab
Photonic Materials Branch (RXAP)
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
E-mail: Joy.haley.1@us.af.mil

Call for papers: For energy-saving and economic reasons, there is a growing interest and a revolution in organic/polymeric photonic and electronic materials and devices for optical communication, data transmission, storage, display, and other applications. Recent advances in the development of optical interconnection and electro-optic devices as well as planar lightwave circuits, light-emitting, and photovoltaic devices suggest that organic and polymeric materials will play a significant role in this area. Organic-inorganic hybrid materials and biophotonic materials are also of special concern for novel photonic device development. Emerging technology areas are beginning to have an increasingly important effect on organic and polymeric photonic materials and devices as well, such as metamaterials and additive manufacturing. This special section of Optical Engineering will serve as a forum for the dissemination of novel research in the highly connected and multidisciplinary subject of photonic technologies based on organic/polymeric optoelectronic, nanophotonic, and biophotonic materials and devices, as well as their applications.

This special section will provide a forum for novel organic material systems and application of those materials in the following areas:

  • nonlinear optical polymers
  • organic light-emitting materials and devices
  • photorefractive materials and processes
  • photochromic materials
  • polymer optical waveguides and fibers
  • multiphoton processes
  • polymer lasers and amplifiers
  • optical limiting materials
  • polymer solar cells and photodetectors
  • nanophotonics and organic metamaterials
  • biophotonics
  • electro-optic materials for silicon photonics
  • organic-inorganic hybrid materials and devices
  • flexible semiconductors
  • polymeric photonic crystals
  • hybrid organic-inorganic materials
  • printed organic optical materials and processes.

Prospective authors should submit original papers. This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants of the 2017 conference on Organic Photonic Materials and Devices at Photonics West (held in San Francisco, CA) are specifically invited to submit results presented at the conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net.

Submissions due 1 May 2017.

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holographic displays

Light Field and Holographic Displays: New Trends in 3-D Imaging and Visualization

Guest Editors:

Jung-Young Son
Konyang University
Biomedical Engineering Department
Nonsan, Chungnam, Korea
E-mail: jyson@konyang.ac.kr

Michael T. Eismann
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
E-mail: michael.eismann@us.af.mil

Sumio Yano
Shimane University
Department of Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronic Engineering
Matsue, Shimane, Japan
E-mail: yano@ecs.shimane-u.ac.jp

Jose Manuel Rodrigues Ramos
La Laguna University
Industrial Engineering Department
La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
E-mail: jmramos@ull.es

Yi-Pei Huang
National Chiao-Tung University
Department of Photonics
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC
E-mail: boundshuang@mail.nctu.edu.tw

Call for Papers: Three dimensional (3-D) imaging technology has a long development history, but still has not transitioned into the commercial market. The primary reason is that the quality of 3-D image displays is still inferior to that of the conventional 2-D displays. The ever-increasing size and resolution of flat-panel displays makes it difficult for 3-D imaging to compete in terms of image quality. The main characteristic of 3-D imaging considered to overcome fundamental limitations of 2-D displays is the sense of depth, which is the natural characteristic of the images perceived by humans from our surroundings. While this is theoretically true, large flat-panel displays are considered to provide this sense of depth psychologically. For this reason, current 3-D imaging research and development concentrates on how to provide a natural depth sense that does not induce any discomfort in viewing and cannot be acquired with the plane image. In this regard, electro-holographic imaging based on digital display chips/panels and super-multiview 3-D displays represented by light-field imaging are becoming the major research topics in current 3-D imaging along with high-density display chips/panels for the displays. Light-field imaging also requires new image acquisition and generation methods to meet the super-multiview condition and verify its visual characteristics to viewers.

We invite contributions for this special section of Optical Engineering in the following areas of light field and holographic displays, related technologies to build the displays, and other emerging 3-D display technologies:

  • Light-field and electro-holographic displays and display architectures
  • Image acquisition and generation methods for light field imaging
  • New algorithms for electro-holographic imaging
  • Display chips/panels for the electro-holographic and light field displays
  • Factors defining image quality of light-field and electro-holographic imaging
  • Visual characteristics of the light-field and electro-holographic images
  • Hologram printing technologies and architectures
  • 3-D visualization based on super-multiview images
  • Other emerging 3-D display technologies.

This call for papers is open for everyone. Participants in the 2017 conference on Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Displays in Anaheim are especially encouraged to submit a revised and expanded paper for consideration. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net.

Submissions due 31 October 2017.

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Photon Counting Technology

Guest Editors:

Majeed Hayat
University of New Mexico
Department of ECE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
E-mail: hayat@unm.edu

Gerald Buller
Heriot Watt University
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
E-mail: G.S.Buller@hw.ac.uk

Call for Papers: This special section of Optical Engineering invites insightful review and new research papers on the principles and applications of photon counting. The scope encompasses all aspects of photon counting technology, including all aspects of photon-counting detection and data acquisition, as well as some of the emerging application areas of single-photon counting ranging from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Topics include:

  • Single-photon detectors, including all semiconductor and superconducting approaches
  • Studies of very high gain avalanche photodiodes close to single-photon detection level
  • Novel single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) and arrays
  • High functionality Si CMOS single-photon detectors and arrays
  • Novel reconfigurable and multifunctional readout circuit (ROIC) concepts for photon-counting arrays
  • New single-photon data acquisition approaches, particularly for high data rate and/or low jitter
  • Single-photon technology used for depth imaging and LIDAR
  • Photon counting technologies for florescence sensing
  • Photon counting in quantum technology applications, for example quantum-enhanced sensing, quantum communications, and quantum information processing.

This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants of the 2017 conference on Advanced Photon Counting Techniques, part of Defense and Commercial Sensing in Anaheim, California, are invited to submit results presented at the conference. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Peer review will commence immediately upon manuscript submission, with a goal of making a first decision within 6 weeks of manuscript submission. Special sections are opened online once a minimum of four papers have been accepted. Each paper is published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://oe.msubmit.net.

Manuscripts due 1st September 2017.

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Published Special Sections:

Plasmonic Systems and Applications (December 2017)
Guest Editors: Monica Allen, Jeffery Allen, Daniel Wasserman, G. V. Pavan Kumar, and Stefan Maier

Interferometry (November 2017)
Guest Editors: Peter de Groot and Erik Novak

Long-Range Imaging (July 2017)
Guest Editors: Daniel LeMaster, Szymon Gladysz, Andrew Lambert, and Michael Hart

Special Section on Infrared Sensors (September 2017)
Guest Editors: Arvind D'Souza and Paul D. LeVan

Wearable Vision Systems (May 2017)
Guest Editors: Darrel G. Hopper, James E. Melzer, Michael Browne, and Peter Marasco

Optical Computational Imaging (April 2017)
Guest Editors: Abhijit Mahalonobis, Amit Ashok, and Lei Tian

Active Electro-Optical Sensing: Phenomenology, Technology, and Applications (March 2017)
Guest Editors: Paul F. McManamon, Walter F. Buell, Gary Kamerman, Ove Steinvall, and Kazuhiro Asai

Optical Refrigeration and Radiation-Balanced Lasers (January 2017)
Guest Editors: Richard Epstein and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae

Laser Damage III (January 2017)
Guest Editors: Vitaly Gruzdev and Michelle D. Shinn

Speckle-Based Metrology (December 2016)
Guest Editors: Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Marc Georges, Peter Lehmann, Wolfgang Osten, and Armando Albertazzi G., Jr.

Free-Space Laser Communication (November 2016)
Guest Editor: Hamid Hemmati

Instrumentation and Techniques for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantity Measurement (September 2016)
Guest Editors: Liandong Yu, Peter Ott, Lian Qing Zhu, Ben Yong Chen, and Lian Xiang Yang

2-D Materials for Optics and Photonics (August 2016)
Guest Editors: Han Zhang, Edmund Kelleher, and Juejun Hu.

Freeform Optics (July 2016)
Guest Editors: Oliver Fähnle, Ray Williamson, and Dae Wook Kim

Microwave Photonics: Deep Interactions between Microwaves and Lightwaves (March 2016)
Guest Editors: Xihua Zou, Attila Szep, and Chao Wang

Structural Health Monitoring: Use of Guided Waves and/or Nonlinear Acoustic Techniques (January 2016)
Guest Editors: Tribikram Kundu, Francesco Lanza di Scalea, and Hoon Sohn

Complex Light (November 2015)
Guest Editors: David L. Andrews, Enrique J. Galvez, and Jesper Glückstad

Digital Photoelasticity: Advancements and Applications (August 2015)
Guest Editor: Krishnamurthi Ramesh

Computational Approaches to Imaging LADAR (March 2015)
Guest Editors: David Rabb and Joseph Marron

Fiber Lasers and Applications (January 2015)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Abraham Katzir, and Yoav Sintov

Optical Frequency Combs (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Vladimir Ilchenko and Zhaohui Li

Laser Damage II (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Vitaly Gruzdev and Michelle D. Shinn

Advances of Precision Optical Measurements and Instrumentation for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantities (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Lian Dong Yu, Ben Yong Chen, and Lianxiang Yang

Practical Holography: New Procedures, Materials, and Applications (November 2014)
Guest Editors: A.R. Ganesan and Pietro Ferraro

High-Speed 3-D Optical Metrology and Applications (November 2014)
Guest Editors: Song Zhang, Rongguang Liang, and Lianxiang Yang

Slow and Fast Light (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Selim Shahriar and Jacob Scheuer

Machine Vision: Processing, Components, and Systems (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Richard Kleihorst and Hideo Saito

Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology (September 2014)
Guest Editors: Daniel Malacara-Hernández, Joanna Schmit, and Sven Schröder

Single-Photon Detection, Generation, and Applications (August 2014)
Guest Editors: Alex McIntosh and Mark Itzler

Glass Photonics for Integrated Optics (July 2014)
Guest Editors: Maurizio Ferrari and Stefano Taccheo

Human Vision (June 2014)
Guest Editors: Eli Peli, Joyce Farrell, Stephen Burns, and Susana Marcos

Laser Sensing and Imaging (June 2014)
Guest Editors: Chunqing Gao and Dingyuan Tang

Ocean Optics (May 2014)
Guest Editor: Weilin Hou

Ultrashort Pulsed Laser and Applications Engineering (May 2014)
Guest Editors: Marcos Dantus and Gerald C. Manke II

Terahertz Physics and Applications (March 2014)
Guest Editors: Mehdi Anwar, Joseph S. Melinger, Ekmel Ozbay, and Masayoshi Tonouchi

Freeform Optics (March 2014)
Guest Editors: Groot Gregory, Craig Olson, and Florian Fournier

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive Sensing (February 2014)
Guest Editor: Augustus W. Fountain III

Optical and Hybrid Imaging and Processing for Big Data Problems (January 2014)
Guest Editors: Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Abdul A. S. Awwal, S. Susan Young, and Ghaleb M. Abdulla

Gradient-Index Optics (November 2013)
Guest Editors: Predrag Milojkovic, Stefanie Tompkins, and Ravindra Athale

High Dynamic Range Imaging (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Touradj Ebrahimi and Andrew G. Tescher

Speckle Metrology (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Ángel F. Doval, Cristina Trillo, and José Carlos López Vázquez

Space Telescopes II (September 2013)
Guest Editors: Jim Oschmann, Mark Clampin, and Howard MacEwen

Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics (September 2013)
Guest Editor: Chunlei Du

Ground-Based/Airborne Telescopes and Instrumentation (August 2013)
Guest Editor: Helen Hall

Aero-Optics and Adaptive Optics for Aero-Optics (July 2013)
Guest Editor: Eric J. Jumper

Video Compression Technology (July 2013)
Guest Editors: Ofer Hadar and Dan Grois

Infrared Systems (June 2013)
Guest Editors: Michael Eismann and Phil Perconti

Optical Materials (May 2013)
Guest Editor: Ishwar D. Aggarwal

Target Search and Detection Modeling (April 2013)
Guest Editors: Piet Bijl, Tana Maurer, David Wilson

High-Energy Laser Systems and Components (February 2013)
Guest Editor: John R. Albertine

Laser Damage (December 2012)
Guest Editors: Vitaly E. Gruzdev and Michelle D. Shinn

Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (November 2012)
Guest Editors: John N. Lee and Christoher G. Simi

Imaging Through the Atmosphere (October 2012)
Guest Editor: Giesele Bennett

Terahertz and Millimeter Wave Imaging (September 2012)
Guest Editors: Eddie Jacobs, Roger Appleby, and Dennis Prather

Precision Optical Measurements and Instrumentation for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantities (August 2012)
Guest Editors: Kuang-Chao Fan, Rong-Sheng Lu, and Lian-Xiang Yang

Computational Imaging (July 2012)
Guest Editors: David J. Brady and Robert Gibbons

Active Imaging: Concepts, Components, and Application (June 2012)
Guest Editor: Edward A. Watson

Free-Space Laser Communications (March 2012)
Guest Editor: Hamid Hemmati

3-D and 4-D Imaging Techniques and Applications (February 2012)
Guest Editors: G. Charmaine Gilbreath and Lenny Lipton

Space Telescopes (January 2012)
Guest Editors: Mark Clampin and Kathryn A. Flanagan

Optical Design (November 2011)
Guest Editors: G. Groot Gregory and Bryan Stone

Fiber Lasers (September 2011)
Guest Editor: Dahv Kliner

Advances of Optical Metrology in the Transportation Industry (October 2011)
Guest Editors: Lianxiang Yang and Andreas Ettemeyer

Digital Holography and Holographic Displays (September 2011)
Guest Editor: Hans I. Bjelkhagen

Liquid Crystals for Photonics (August 2011)
Guest Editor: Ignacio Moreno

Integrated Optics (July 2011)
Guest Editor: Giancarlo C. Righini

Infrared Detectors (June 2011)
Guest Editors: Paul Norton and Mel Kruer

Quantum and Interband Cascade Lasers (November 2010)
Guest Editors: Jerry Meyer and Igor Vurgaftman

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Laser (September 2010)
Guest Editors: Gregory J. Quarles and Yehoshua Kalisky

Optics and Photonics for Homeland Security (October 2004)
Guest Editor: Bahram Javidi

Trends in Pattern Recognition Algorithms, Architectures, and Devices (August 2004)
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