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Chien-Sheng Liu, Yu-Ching Chang, Kun-Wei Lin, Po-Heng Lin
Effective methods for speckle reduction are essential in improving the image quality of laser imaging applications. Accordingly, the present study proposes a novel technique for reducing the speckle contrast in laser imaging applications by means of the magneto-optic Kerr effect induced by a ... [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 16-20 (2014)]
Xinbin Cheng, Abudusalamu Tuniyazi, Jinlong Zhang, Tao Ding, Hongfei Jiao, Bin Ma, Zeyong Wei, Hongqiang Li, Zhanshan Wang
Our recent studies on nodular damage in dielectric multilayer mirrors were first reviewed, and the main findings are taken as a foundation to further investigate the influence of seed absorptivity and asymmetrical boundary on the laser-induced damage of nodules. Experimental results showed that the ... [Appl. Opt. 53, A62-A69 (2014)]
Publication year: 2010
Source: Optics Communications, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 21 May 2010
Xiaofeng, Jin , Jianfeng, Sun , Yi, Yan , Yu, Zhou , Liren, Liu
In range-resolved reflective tomography laser radar imaging system, for accurate image reconstruction, all projections must be aligned to the center of target rotation. Due to the unknown location of the axis of rotation and random target translation, the center of target rotation in each projection cannot be measured accurately and images reconstructed based on range-resolved projections without registration would be dislocated. Here, we apply a feature tracking method to align projections data for tomographic reconstruction in laboratory-scale laser radar imaging. The target was placed on a spin table with an unknown and fixed axis, and the oscillatory motion of the...
Nature Photonics 6, 795 (2012).
Fifty years ago, researchers at a handful of laboratories around the world were reporting lasing from the first semiconductor lasers. Our IT infrastructure today relies on their diligence and success.
Jennifer L. Gottfried
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is a promising approach for explosive residue detection, but several limitations to its widespread use remain. One issue is that the emission spectra of the residues are dependent on the substrate composition because some of the substrate is usually entrained in ... [Appl. Opt. 52, B10-B19 (2013)]
V. Ménoret, R. Geiger, G. Stern, N. Zahzam, B. Battelier, A. Bresson, A. Landragin, P. Bouyer
We present a compact and stable dual-wavelength laser source for onboard atom interferometry with two different atomic species. It is based on frequency-doubled telecom lasers locked on a femtosecond optical frequency comb. We take advantage of the maturity of fiber telecom technology to reduce the ... [Opt. Lett. 36, 4128-4130 (2011)]
Yusuke Nagai, Ryushi Fujimura, Kotaro Kajikawa
A core-resonance cylindrical whispering gallery mode (WGM) laser is reported in dye-doped nematic liquid crystals (NLCs) filled in a glass capillary. This laser runs on the basis of the properties that NLC has an extraordinary refractive index much higher than that of a glass and that it plays as a ... [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2233-2239 (2013)]
Jianmin Li, Ye Tian, Chongxiang Li
A theoretical model of far-field interference from a sphere has been established, and its applications have been investigated. When two coherent parallel laser beams shine on a smooth sphere surface from opposite directions, the reflected lights form interference fringes at far field. The fringes ... [Appl. Opt. 51, 2501-2504 (2012)]
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Daniel Sando, Esa Jaatinen
We present a method for optical encryption of information, based on the time-dependent dynamics of writing and erasure of refractive index changes in a bulk lithium niobate medium. Information is written into the photorefractive crystal with a spatially amplitude-modulated laser beam which when ... [Opt. Express 21, 19510-19517 (2013)]
J. Emile, F. Casanova, H. Tabuteau, and O. Emile
We have developed a simple optical technique to investigate the characteristics of liquid films wetting solid surfaces. To validate this technique, we have studied the wetting film that separates a train of lamellas moving through a channel. Total reflection of the laser beam on the wetting film/air ... [Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 074107 (2012)] published Thu Feb 16, 2012.
Siao-Shan Jyu, Yinchieh Lai
Repetition frequency pulling effects are found to exist in asynchronous harmonic mode-locked fiber soliton lasers. The deviation frequency of asynchronous mode-locking is found to be dependent on the active modulation depth, not wholly determined by the difference between the intracavity active ... [Opt. Lett. 38, 347-349 (2013)]
H. Guillet de Chatellus, O. Jacquin, O. Hugon, W. Glastre, E. Lacot, J. Marklof
We show both theoretically and experimentally that frequency-shifted feedback (FSF) lasers seeded with a single frequency laser can generate Fourier transform-limited pulses with a repetition rate tunable and limited by the spectral bandwidth of the laser. We demonstrate experimentally in a FSF ... [Opt. Express 21, 15065-15074 (2013)]
I. Dancus, V. I. Vlad, A. Petris, N. Gaponik, V. Lesnyak, A. Eychmüller
In this work, we report on an experimental investigation of the nonlinear optical properties near the first electronic resonance of thiol-capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs) being in the strong confinement regime. Using a cw laser excitation in a Z-scan experimental setup, we show the presence of ... [Opt. Lett. 35, 1079-1081 (2010)]
We propose and experimentally demonstrate a time-division-multiplexed acoustic sensor array employing multiple low-gain Er-doped fiber amplifiers to multiplex ten compact Fabry-Perot acoustic sensors. We show that the ten sensors can be interrogated with a single laser diode at a single wavelength, and exhibit the same measured SNR within
Source:Optics & Laser Technology, Volume 54
Author(s): Alaa Y. AL-Ahmad , Mohammed F. AL-Mudhaffer , Hussain A. Badran , Chassib A. Emshary
Haohua Tu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Rui Zhang, Shi Tong, Yuan Liu, Stephen A. Boppart
We predict and realize the targeted wavelength conversion from the 1550-nm band of a fs Er:fiber laser to an isolated band inside 370-850 nm, corresponding to a blue-shift of 700-1180 nm. The conversion utilizes resonant dispersive wave generation in widely available optical fibers with good ... [Opt. Express 21, 23188-23196 (2013)]