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Optics and Lasers

A section of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

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The section of Optics and Lasers is open to receive high-quality papers reporting state-of-the-art technology in the fields of optics and lasers, which includes non-linear optics such as high-order harmonics, Raman, wave-mixing, multiphoton ionization, as well as other basic phenomena in this field. The section welcomes rudimentary and challenging studies concerning optical devices, such as photonic crystal fibers and micro-scale optics for fabrication of novel optical systems. Needless to say, production of lasers with unique properties, such as a high-power fiber laser or facilitating a large-scale laser system, are of great importance in this section. By contrast, studies focusing on data analyses methods or simulation based on traditional techniques should be sent to a different specialized journal. Download Section Flyer

Imaging and Holography

Fourier optics
Phase retrieval
Image reconstruction; tomography
Holographic optical elements; holographic gratings
Hologram recording and readout methods


Gas lasers including excimer and metal-vapor lasers
Semiconductor lasers; laser diodes
Solid state lasers
X- and γ-ray lasers
Fiber lasers
Raman lasers
Laser optical systems: design and operation

Laser Applications

Laser spectroscopy
Laser microscopy
Biological and medical applications
Environmental and Forensic applications
Analytical applications
Industrial applications
Metrological applications; optical frequency synthesizers for precision spectroscopy

Nonlinear Optics

Stimulated Raman scattering; CARS
Stimulated Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering
Phase conjugation; photorefractive and Kerr effects
Beam trapping, self-focusing and defocusing; self-phase modulation
Frequency conversion; harmonic generation, including higher-order harmonic generation
Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression
Optical solitons; nonlinear guided waves
Optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Optical Materials, Devices, and Systems

Liquid crystals
Laser materials
Holographic recording materials; optical storage media
Nonlinear optical crystals
Photonic bandgap materials
Acousto-optical devices
Imaging detectors and sensors
Optical coatings

Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Fabrication, cladding, and splicing
Propagation, scattering, and losses; solitons
Birefringence, polarization
Fiber waveguides, couplers, and arrays
Other fiber-optical devices
Fabrication techniques; lithography, pattern transfer

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