IEEE Photonics Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Current impact factor: 2.21

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.209
2013 Impact Factor 2.33
2012 Impact Factor 2.356
2011 Impact Factor 2.32
2010 Impact Factor 2.344

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.21
Cited half-life 2.50
Immediacy index 0.40
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.81
Other titles Photonics journal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers photonics journal
ISSN 1943-0655
OCLC 232664463
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • Z. W. Yang · Y. D. Wang · J. Y. Liao · J. Z. Yang · J. B. Qiu · Z. G. Song ·

    IEEE Photonics Journal 12/2015; 7(6):1-8. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2500886
  • Hai-zi Yao · Shuncong Zhong ·

    IEEE Photonics Journal 12/2015; 7(6). DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2501165
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    ABSTRACT: A numerical investigation of a surface plasmon biosensor based on D-shaped microstructured optical fiber (MOF) with rectangular lattice is presented. A full-vector finite-element method is applied to analyze the resonance coupling properties. By adjusting the diameters of two large air holes, the proposed biosensor shows excellent performance. High sensitivity and narrow full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) can be achieved. In particular, the figure of merit can reach to 478.3RIU-1, which is to our knowledge the highest among the reported MOF sensors. In the last part, the influence of coating thickness on the sensing performance has been considered.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5). DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2488278
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    ABSTRACT: We propose cascaded mode-division-multiplexing and time-division-multiplexing passive optical network (MDM-TDM-PON) based on low mode-crosstalk few-mode fiber (FMF) and all-fiber mode multiplexer/demultiplexer (MUX/DEMUX), in which optical network units communicate with the optical line terminal utilizing different time slots and specific optical linearly polarized spatial modes. An MDM optical distribution network (ODN) is cascaded with multiple conventional TDM ODNs to effectively extend a larger scale of current commercial PON systems based on TDM. The upgrade from TDM-PON to the cascaded MDM-TDM-PON is simple and cost-effective. No multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) digital signal processing is required to eliminate the mode crosstalk. The all-fiber mode MUX/DEMUXs are composed of mode selective couplers, which simultaneously multiplex or demultiplex multiple modes. We experimentally demonstrate MDM-PON transmission over 10 and 55 km two-mode FMFs and cascaded MDM-TDM-PON transmission over a 10-km two-mode FMF and a 10-km standard single-mode fiber with 10-Gb/s optical on–off keying (OOK) signal and direct detection.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-9. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2470098
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    ABSTRACT: In most optical imaging systems and applications, images with high resolution (HR) are desired and often required. However, charged coupled device (CCD) and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors may be not suitable for some imaging applications due to the current resolution level and consumer price. To transcend these limitations, in this paper, we present a novel single image super-resolution method. To simultaneously improve the resolution and perceptual image quality, we present a practical solution that combines manifold learning and sparse representation theory. The main contributions of this paper are twofold. First, a mapping function from low-resolution (LR) patches to HR patches will be learned by a local regression algorithm called sparse support regression, which can be constructed from the support bases of LR–HR dictionary. Second, we propose to preserve the geometrical structure of image patch dictionary, which is critical for reducing artifacts and obtaining better visual quality. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method produces high-quality results, both quantitatively and perceptually.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-1. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2484287
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    ABSTRACT: We demonstrate a novel method for obtaining high spatial resolution optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) utilizing recirculating frequency shifter for broadening the optical frequency sweeping. Twelve times broadened optical frequency sweeping is achieved. We obtain 0.97 cm spatial resolution over 710-m measurement range with modulation frequency sweeping span of 882 MHz. Such a spatial resolution corresponds to a frequency sweeping span of 10.31 GHz. The experimental results indicate that the measurement range can be extended to 10 km, based on the proposed method.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-1. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2484283
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    ABSTRACT: We report on the diode-pumped continuous-wave laser operation of a c-cut Nd:YAlO3 (YAP) laser crystal at various low gain emission wavelengths around 1.1 μm by using a simple and compact linear cavity and a glass etalon. Inserting and tilting the etalon in a particular position, single-wavelength operation at 1099 nm is achieved first, at low pump power, with a maximum output power value of 0.15 W. Then, increasing the pump power leads to dual-wavelength operation at 1079 and 1099 nm with a maximum output power value of 2.28 W and a laser slope efficiency value of about 20%. Further tilting the etalon, dual- and single-wavelength laser operations could be achieved, for the first time to our knowledge, at 1090 and 1106 nm. Single-wavelength laser operations at 1106 and 1090 nm are obtained with maximum output power values of 0.25 and 1.44 W, respectively, and simultaneous dual-wavelength lasing could be obtained with a maximum output power value of 1.89 W and a laser slope efficiency value of nearly 18%.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5). DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2475611
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    ABSTRACT: We report numerical simulations on the high-order group-velocity-locked vector soliton (GVLVS) generation based on the fundamental GVLVS. The high-order GVLVS generated is characterized with a two-humped pulse along one polarization while a single-humped pulse along the orthogonal polarization. The phase difference between the two humps could be 180 degree. It is found that by appropriate setting the time separation between the two components of the fundamental GVLVS, the high-order GVLVS with different pulse width and pulse intensity could be obtained. 1+2 and 2+2 type high-order GVLVS could be either obtained.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-6. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2478080
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    ABSTRACT: Soliton trapping of dispersive waves during supercontinuum generation in the photonic crystal fiber with three zero-dispersion wavelengths, which is pumped by femtosecond pulses, is numerically studied. It is demonstrated that the generated supercontinuum is bounded by two branches of dispersive waves, namely, soliton-like dispersive wave and red-shifted dispersive wave (R-DW). When the R-DW with low intensity is generated in the marginal normal dispersion regime, the soliton-like dispersive wave with high intensity, which is a new frequency component, is generated in the marginal anomalous dispersion regime, whose energy mainly comes from blue-shifted dispersive wave. In addition, through the four-wave mixing effect, fundamental solitons can trap R-DW radiated from the first-ejected fundamental soliton in the normal dispersion regime, as well as soliton-like DW in the anomalous dispersion regime. These new captured components contribute to generate a wider and smoother supercontinuum spectrum.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-1. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2486683
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    ABSTRACT: We experimentally demonstrate a stable passively mode-locked Raman fiber laser delivering high-energy pulses that can be switched between the regime of hundreds of nanoseconds and that of picoseconds by the nonlinear polarization rotation technique. Maximum average output power values of 304 and 53 mW are obtained, respectively, for the two typical mode-locking states with the pulse duration of 500 ns and 180 ps at the fundamental repetition rate of 275 kHz. The corresponding single pulse energy is as much as 1.1 $mumbox{J} $ and 193 nJ, respectively. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest pulse energy achieved from mode-locked Raman fiber lasers reported so far.
    IEEE Photonics Journal 10/2015; 7(5):1-7. DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2015.2477515