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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, CiteScore: 1)
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 52, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 63)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.565, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.539, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 100)
Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.218, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Meteorology     Open Access   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Nonlinear Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optical Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.922, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Physical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.179, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Polymer Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Tribology     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.51, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.838, CiteScore: 2)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.669, CiteScore: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.852, CiteScore: 2)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, CiteScore: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.419, CiteScore: 2)
BioMed Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.935, CiteScore: 3)
Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.867, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.474, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.237, CiteScore: 4)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 2)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.219, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Computational Biology J.     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 1)
Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Conference Papers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.499, CiteScore: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.816, CiteScore: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, CiteScore: 2)
Economics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, CiteScore: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.952, CiteScore: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 2)
Heteroatom Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.333, CiteScore: 1)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.824, CiteScore: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, CiteScore: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.787, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.025, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.887, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.287, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Population Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Intl. J. of Reconfigurable Computing     Open Access   (SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.645, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Rotating Machinery     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Stochastic Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Surgical Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.573, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Vascular Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.782, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 226)

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  • An Augmented Reality Head-Up Display System with a Wide-View Eyebox

    • Abstract: This study proposes to apply the combination of two 90-degree prisms and a holographic optical element to an image-dividing element, divide an image into three through the virtual image projection system, and accurately project the images to 160 cm behind the windshield. In order to distinguish the left image, middle image, and right image at the horizontal direction, the 90-degree prism is first utilized for horizontally deflecting the light, a holographic optical element is then used for presenting the vertical deflection of the image, and finally, the images are horizontally arranged as a real image on the diffuser. An image-dividing element is eventually integrated to the virtual image projection system. Then, the divided images are made as a virtual image which is projected to 160 cm behind the windshield to combine with the street scene. The horizontal angle of view of an eyebox is increased from 2.51° to 7.22°, and the size of the eyebox is 31.68 cm × 12.48 cm, allowing a wide-view laser-based head-up display with the large-angle beam-splitting function being successfully designed. It would not affect the field of view on the road, and this system could reduce the space and be arranged easily in a vehicle. Therefore, this proposed system is suitable for the aftermarket.
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:35:04 +000
  • Motion Deblurring in Image Color Enhancement by WGAN

    • Abstract: Motion deblurring and image enhancement are active research areas over the years. Although the CNN-based model has an advanced state of the art in motion deblurring and image enhancement, it fails to produce multitask results when challenged with the images of challenging illumination conditions. The key idea of this paper is to introduce a novel multitask learning algorithm for image motion deblurring and color enhancement, which enables us to enhance the color effect of an image while eliminating motion blur. To achieve this, we explore the synchronization of processing two tasks for the first time by using the framework of generative adversarial networks (GANs). We add L1 loss to the generator loss to simulate the model to match the target image at the pixel level. To make the generated image closer to the target image at the visual level, we also integrate perceptual style loss into generator loss. After a lot of experiments, we get an effective configuration scheme. The best model trained for about one week has achieved state-of-the-art performance in both deblurring and enhancement. Also, its image processing speed is approximately 1.75 times faster than the best competitor.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 05:50:07 +000
  • An Analytical Study of the Diffraction of Light by a Circular Aperture
           Using Spherical Harmonics for

    • Abstract: Based on the importance of spherical harmonics and their applicability in many physical problems, this research aimed to study the diffraction pattern of light by a circular aperture starting from the first Rayleigh–Sommerfeld diffraction equation and to expand the polar radius of a point on the surface of the circular aperture based on spherical harmonics. We depended on this theoretical framework in our paper. We calculated the optical intensity compounds for . We studied the intensity distributions in three special cases (along the optical axis, at the geometrical focal plane, and along the boundary of the geometrical shadow). We presented numerical comparative examples to illustrate the variation of the intensity versus a ratio ( is the ratio of the distance between the circular aperture and the observation plane to a radius of the circular aperture), and we used Maple program to represent these results. We noticed that the expansion we made using spherical harmonic analysis led to an increase in the number of fringes bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. We then concluded with a brief discussion of the results.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:50:05 +000
  • A Novel Statistical Feature Analysis-Based Global and Local Method for
           Face Recognition

    • Abstract: Face recognition from an image/video has been a fast-growing area in research community, and a sizeable number of face recognition techniques based on texture analysis have been developed in the past few years. Further, these techniques work well on gray-scale and colored images, but very few techniques deal with binary and low-resolution images. As the binary image is becoming the preferred format for low face resolution analysis, there is a need for further studies to provide a complete solution for the image-based face recognition system with a higher accuracy rate. To overcome the limitation of the existing methods in extracting distinctive features in low-resolution images due to the contrast between the face and background, we propose a statistical feature analysis technique to fill the gaps. To achieve this, the proposed technique integrates the binary-level occurrence matrix (BLCM) and the fuzzy local binary pattern (FLBP) named FBLCM to extract global and local features of the face from binary and low-resolution images. The purpose of FBLCM is to distinctively improve performance of edge sharpness between black and white pixels in the binary image and to extract significant data relating to the features of the face pattern. Experimental results on Yale and FEI datasets validate the superiority of the proposed technique over the other top-performing feature analysis methods. The developed technique has achieved the accuracy of 94.54% when a random forest classifier is used, hence outperforming other techniques such as the gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM), bag of word (BOW), and fuzzy local binary pattern (FLBP), respectively.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 08:05:14 +000
  • A Unified Shape-From-Shading Approach for 3D Surface Reconstruction Using
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    • Abstract: Object shape reconstruction from images has been an active topic in computer vision. Shape-from-shading (SFS) is an important approach for inferring 3D surface from a single shading image. In this paper, we present a unified SFS approach for surfaces of various reflectance properties using fast eikonal solvers. The whole approach consists of three main components: a unified SFS model, a unified eikonal-type partial differential image irradiance (PDII) equation, and fast eikonal solvers for the PDII equation. The first component is designed to address different reflectance properties including diffuse, specular, and hybrid reflections in the imaging process of the camera. The second component is meant to derive the PDII equation under an orthographic camera projection and a single distant point light source whose direction is the same as the camera. Finally, the last component is targeted at solving the resultant PDII equation by using fast eikonal solvers. It comprises two Godunov-based schemes with fast sweeping method that can handle the eikonal-type PDII equation. Experiments on several synthetic and real images demonstrate that each type of the surfaces can be effectively reconstructed with more accurate results and less CPU running time.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 May 2020 09:20:06 +000
  • An Empirical Model of Angle-of-Arrival Variance for a Gaussian Wave
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    • Abstract: This paper proposes an empirical model of the angle-of-arrival (AOA) variance for a Gaussian wave propagating through the weak non-Kolmogorov turbulence. The proposed model is approximately expressed as the linear weighted average between the AOA variances of the plane and spherical waves. The Monte Carlo method is applied to validate the proposed model. The numerical simulations indicate that, under the geometrical optics approximation, the AOA variance for a Gaussian wave is insensitive to the change of the diffraction parameter and can be closely approximated by a simple linear relationship in the refraction parameter. These two properties ensure the validity of the empirical model.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 May 2020 09:20:14 +000
  • The Quantum Analysis of Nonlinear Optical Parametric Processes with
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    • Abstract: In this paper, employing the stochastic differential equations associated with the normal ordering, the quantum properties of a nondegenerate three-level cascade laser with a parametric amplifier and coupled to a two-mode thermal reservoir are thoroughly analyzed. Particularly, the enhancement of squeezing and the amplification of photon entanglement of the two-mode cavity light are investigated. It is found that the two cavity modes are strongly entangled and the degree of entanglement is directly related to the two-mode squeezing. Despite the fact that the entanglement and squeezing decrease with the increment of the mean photon number of the thermal reservoir, strong amount of these nonclassical properties can be generated for a considerable amount of thermal noise with the help of the nonlinear crystal introduced into the laser cavity. Moreover, the squeezing and entanglement of the cavity radiation enhance with the rate of atomic injection.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 May 2020 06:05:02 +000
  • On Anomalous Fluorescence of Symmetrical Polymethine Dyes

    • Abstract: The group-theoretical analysis of polymethine dyes (PMD) showed that relaxation processes between the states S3 and S1 are forbidden, either by radiation or by internal conversion. From the state S3, only transition to the ground state of the molecule is possible. Since the experimental data state that the quantum yield of S3 ⟶ S0 fluorescence does not exceed 1%, it is indicated that the internal conversion rate can be 2 orders of magnitude higher than the radiative relaxation rate of the molecule. Concerning the reasons for the appearance of fluorescence from the higher excited states of molecules, it can be asserted that the necessary condition for the appearance of S3 ⟶ S0 fluorescence is the absence of S0 ⟶ S1()-absorption in the region of the S0 ⟶ S3 transition. The sufficient condition is the corresponding symmetry of the excited states, which imposes a prohibition on the S3 ⟶ S1 relaxation process.
      PubDate: Thu, 14 May 2020 05:50:02 +000
  • Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Mechanical Parts Based on Digital

    • Abstract: In reconstruction of the off-axis digital hologram of diffuse reflection objects, the position of the positive first-order image cannot be accurately obtained because of the low quality of the reconstruction image. This paper focuses on the above problem and proposes a method for marking the first-order image of the 1-FFT surface based on the fast Fourier transform (1-FFT). The parameters of angle of illumination light were investigated, and the maximum relative measurement error is 5.6% by standard objects. The multiaperture stitching technique in cylindrical coordinates is applied to digital holography technology, and the particle swarm optimization algorithm is used to transform the nonlinear equations into optimization problems to solve the splicing parameters. Finally, the 3D display of a typical rotary three-dimensional mechanical part is successfully realized with holography stitching using the above method.
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    • Abstract: As one of the important raw materials for LED products, phosphors play an important role. At present, the spectrum of LED phosphors lacks red light, resulting in poor quality of white LED products and a low color rendering index (Ra
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:35:05 +000
  • A Strategy for Improving the Quality of Ghost Imaging

    • Abstract: A new method is proposed to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of regions of interest (ROIs) in a ghost imaging (GI) system with uneven speckle illumination. The imaging results in a GI system can be distorted when there is an uneven distribution of light. In this study, three thin-film polarizers are used to create illumination patterns in uneven light intensity distribution. In particular, the polarizer set is loaded on the object arm only, that is, the original uniformly distributed light field is still acquired by the reference arm. This small change in the light path eliminates the distortion caused by uneven illumination while increasing the SNR of the ROI. This strategy has been confirmed in principle and through simulation and experiments.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 06:35:04 +000
  • Realization of the Radiance Scale Using Transfer Function of the
           Laser-Based Optical System

    • Abstract: This work aims to determine the radiance responsivity to be used in the calibration of polychromatic radiation sources with low uncertainty. To realize the radiance, Ar-ion, He-Ne, and Nd-YAG lasers as well as an integrating sphere with a 0.15 m diameter are used to obtain radiation sources having Lambertian distributions. Then, a silicon photodiode-based reflection-type trap detector with calibrated precision aperture, which is traceable to a liquid helium cooled laser-based cryogenic radiometer, is used to measure the photocurrent corresponding to each wavelength and thereby to obtain radiance. The proposed system, which measures the spectral current response of this laser-based radiance, is a double-grating monochromator with a 2 × 300 mm focal length and triple gratings in each of its turrets. First, the radiance of the laser beam that emerged from the integrating sphere is calculated, and then the radiance responsivity of the system is obtained by measuring the photocurrent outputted from the exit slit of the monochromator at each laser wavelength. Finally, the spectral radiance values of the polychromatic lamps are obtained using the radiance responsivity of the system. Consequently, the study aims to develop the derivation and better understand traceability of the other radiometric and photometric quantities with low uncertainty from the fundamental radiometric radiance unit. Measurement results obtained in the expanded measurement uncertainty scale are determined using both classical and Monte Carlo methods.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:05:09 +000
  • Swimmer’s Head Detection Based on a Contrario and Scaled Composite
           JTC Approaches

    • Abstract: In order to accompany the swimming coaches in evaluating high-level swimmers, we developed a prototype for instantaneous speed estimation. To achieve this, we proposed and validated, in a previous work, a swimmer tracking system based on data fusion. However, the initialization phase is done manually, and our aim, in this paper, is to automate this process. First, we propose a region of interest localization module that allows the detection of the first appearance of the swimmer in the lane as well as the restriction of the region of interest around him. This module is based on the method a contrario which consists of modeling the random noise corresponding to the water and detecting the structured movement relative to the swimmer motion. To do that, we calibrate the pool using DLT (Direct Linear Transform) technique, extract the concerned lane, apply the frame difference approach to detect the moving objects, and then decompose the lane into blocs and classify them into swimmer motion or noise. Second, in order to detect the swimmer’s head, we propose the Scaled Composite JTC which is based on the NL-JTC correlation technique. The input plane of this latter includes a target and a reference image. The first is the region of interest detected by the method a contrario. The second consists of a Scaled Composite Reference. The tests conducted on real video sequences of French swimming championships (Limoges 2015) showed very good results in terms of region of interest localization and swimmer’s head detection which allows a reliable initialization for the tracking system.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:20:10 +000
  • Design of Counter Beam Tunnel Lights for CIE 88 : 2004
           Regulation in Threshold Zone

    • Abstract: To enhance driving safety, a counter beam light is proposed to meet CIE (International Commission on Illumination) specifications for tunnel lighting. The proposed new counter beam light (CBL) acts as a qualified counter beam light to help tunnel road lighting meet the CIE 88 : 2004 regulation standard in the threshold zone in both simulation and in practice. Through appropriate arrangements of the counter beam light and conventional fluorescent lights on the tunnel ceiling, we demonstrate that road tunnel lighting meeting CIE 88 : 2004 standards can be accomplished. Based on LiteStar four-dimensional simulation, the source file created through the measurement of the proposed CBL prototype achieved an average road surface brightness of 121 cd/m2, which is greater than the minimum regulation level of 105 cd/m2, a brightness uniformity of 0.88 (minimum regulation level of 0.4), longitudinal brightness uniformity of 0.98 (minimum regulation level of 0.6), a glare factor of 4.41% (maximum level of 15%), and a contrast revealing coefficient of 1.08, which is above the 0.6 minimum level in the threshold zone.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:50:12 +000
  • The Influence of LED Lighting on Attention and Long-Term Memory

    • Abstract: The fact that the illuminance of LED lights affects human attention and long-term memory has been verified through various studies, but there are no consistent research results about what level of illuminance is effective. The aims of this study were to systematically verify the effects of LED lighting on attention and long-term memory. The experiment was designed with four illuminance levels—300 lx, 400 lx, 500 lx, and 1,000 lx—as experimental conditions to determine the effects of LED lights on attention and long-term memory. Participants in the experiment were 18 college students. The attention task was performed using a handmade attention measuring instrument. Long-term memory was measured by the word fragment completion (hereinafter, referred to as “WFC”) task on the memory retention volume of the learning task that was learned exactly 24 hours before. Of the total 20 tasks, the ratio of correctly retrieval tasks was used as a dependent variable. As a result, attention showed the highest performance with a mean performance of 19.39 (SD = 3.78) at 1,000 lx. A statistically significant difference was also found between the 1,000 lx and 300  lx conditions (). On the contrary, long-term memory showed the highest retrieval rate at an average of 58.06% (SD = 22.57) at 400 lx, and long-term memory performance was better in the order of 500 lx (mean = 48.89, SD = 20.33), 1,000 lx (mean = 45.83, SD = 23.53), and 300 lx (Mean = 43.33, SD = 19.10). Statistically, there was a significant difference between 300 lx and 400 lx (), 400 lx and 1,000 lx (). Through this study, it was verified that the effects of attention and long-term memory are different according to the illuminance of LED lighting, and these results can be important data to clarify the influence of light on human memory in the future.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:20:06 +000
  • An Intelligent Model for Facial Skin Colour Detection

    • Abstract: There is little research on the facial colour; for example, choice of cosmetics usually was focused on fashion or impulse purchasing. People never try to make right decision with facial colour. Meanwhile, facial colour can be also a method for health or disease prevention. This research puts forward one set of intelligent skin colour collection method based on human facial identification. Firstly, it adopts colour photos on the facial part and then implements facial position setting of the face in the image through FACE++ as the human facial identification result. Also, it finds out the human face collection skin colour point through facial features of the human face. The author created an SCE program to collect facial colour by each photo, and established a hypothesis that uses minima captured points assumption to calculate efficiently. Secondly, it implements assumption demonstration through the Taguchi method of quality improvement, which optimized six point skin acquisition point and uses average to calculate the representative skin colour on the facial part. It is completed through the Gaussian distribution standard difference and CIE 2000 colour difference formula and uses this related theory to construct the optimized program FaceRGB. This study can be popularized to cosmetics purchasing and expand to analysis of the facial group after big data are applied. The intelligent model can quickly and efficiently to capture skin colour; it will be the basic work for the future fashion application with big data.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:20:02 +000
  • Investigation of the Atmospheric Attenuation Factors in FSO Communication
           Systems Using the Taguchi Method

    • Abstract: In this study, Mie and Rayleigh scattering in free space optics (FSO) communication systems were investigated in terms of the atmospheric attenuation. Because of the movement of the Earth, the communication distance and surrounding gas densities are inconsistent in each region. This change leads to atmospheric attenuation and then data losses and inefficient communication in FSO occur. Therefore, the density change and distance must be calculated in each communication once the data is transmitted. In the literature, it was observed that the atmospheric attenuation is regarding some FSO communication parameters such as transmission distance, visibility, and scatter particle size distribution, the number of particles per unit volume, scatter cross-sectional area, and wavelength. Besides, in real-time communication, it is necessary to update FSO parameters simultaneously. However, this updating process for all parameter takes a long time to adapt to a new position. This paper proposes the design of the experiment method (Doe) to determine the severity of the FSO parameters. And Taguchi’s Doe method allows analyzing of FSO communication system parameters to avoid long calculation time. Results show that the proposed method helps in understanding the priorities of the parameters in FSO and reducing the updating time.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:20:02 +000
  • Theoretical Analysis of a Novel WDM Optical Long-Haul Network Using the
           Split-Step Fourier Method

    • Abstract: In this paper, a new optical transmission model was investigated and developed in order to improve the performance of Wavelength Division Multiplexing optical transmission systems. For this purpose, an efficient theoretical method combining a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) was implemented. Enhancements on the transmitted signal amplitudes with important compensation of the chromatic dispersions and large reduction on the nonlinear effects were obtained. The reflectivity peak, the full width at half maximum bandwidth, and the side lobe level have been studied in depth to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method. To apply the new method, we considered a complicated system of 16-channel wavelengths, where the split-step fourier method was used to solve the nonlinear Schrödinger equations, and the transfer matrix method was applied to describe the coupled mode equations. The wavelengths corresponding to different values of reflectivity peaks calculated previously in the FBG outputs section were injected as EDFA inputs to determine the output power and the gain of the new transmission system. All results are analyzed using Matlab program.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:35:12 +000
  • Simultaneous Measurement of In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Displacements Using
           Talbot Fringe Projection

    • Abstract: The fringe projection technique has been widely used in optical measurements. In this paper, we demonstrate a scheme to measure the 3D displacement of a deformed sample using Talbot fringe projection. In this process, we designed a two-dimensional square Talbot hologram. In this approach, we used the basic principle of triangulation, and a computer-controlled liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LC-SLM) was placed in the optical path. The Talbot array hologram was displayed on the LC-SLM screen and projected onto the surface of a sample. Two patterns were recorded: one before and one after deformation. We simultaneously acquired the in-plane and out-of-plane displacements using the digital image correlation (DIC) method. This scheme is simple and easily implemented. Theoretical and experimental results are presented.
      PubDate: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:20:07 +000
  • Research on Degradation of GaN-Based Blue LED Caused by γ Radiation
           under Low Bias

    • Abstract: GaN multiquantum-well blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were radiated with 60Co γ-rays for accumulated doses up to 2.5 Mrad (SiO2). The radiation-induced current and 1/f noise degradations were studied when the devices operate at the low bias voltage. The current increased by 2.31 times, and the 1/f noise increased by 275.69 times after a dose of 2.5 Mrad (SiO2). Based on Hurkx’s trap-assisted tunneling model, the degradation of current was explained. γ radiation created defects in the space-charge region of LEDs. These defects as generation-recombination centers lead to the increase in the current. In addition, based on the quantum l/f noise theory, the degradation of 1/f noise might be also attributed to these defects, which caused an increase in the Hooge constant and a decrease in the carrier lifetimes. The current and 1/f noise degradations can be attributed to the same physical origin. Compared to the current, the 1/f noise parameter is more sensitive, so it may be used to evaluate the radiation resistance capability of GaN blue LEDs.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:05:08 +000
  • Q-Switched and Mode-Locked Nd/Cr:YAG Ceramic Pulse Laser

    • Abstract: A mode-locked and Q-switched short pulse laser using the Nd3+/Cr3+:YAG ceramic has been constructed with a SESAM and Cr4+:YAG crystal optical switch based on excite state absorption (ESA). Laser oscillations of the pulse laser were observed experimentally. The Nd/Cr:YAG ceramic laser has a high conversion efficiency from white light (such as lamp light or solar light) to the laser. The Nd/Cr:YAG ceramic has a higher laser gain than the Nd:YAG laser for the same pumping power. The laser oscillation can be obtained very easily. A single-mode-locked laser pulse with fast modulation on the order of 100 ps was obtained in some pump power regimes when using the Cr4+:YAG crystal. The obtained pulse duration of the short pulse was a few hundred ps. A maximum peak power of 60 kW was obtained when using a SESAM. The same level of peak power (60 kW) was also obtained when using the Cr4+:YAG crystal.
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:50:04 +000
  • Time Domain Equalization and Digital Back-Propagation Method-Based
           Receiver for Fiber Optic Communication Systems

    • Abstract: Fiber optic communication systems (FOCSs) have attained a lot of attention by revolutionizing the telecommunication industry and offering new possibilities with the technical advancements in state-of-the-art high speed digital electronics. Advanced modulation formats make use of the phase, amplitude, and polarization of the optical signals at the same time to provide high spectral efficiency as compared with 1 bit/s/Hz for the intensity modulation direct detection system (IMDD), but are highly prone to transmission impairments. Thus, the effects that add up to the optical fiber impairments such as optical fiber chromatic dispersion (OFCD), polarization model dispersion (PMD), and phase offset and noise (POaN) need to be addressed at the receiver side. The development of components and algorithms to minimize these effects in next generation FOCSs with 100 Gbps data rate and beyond with long-haul transmission is still a challenging issue. In this paper, digital signal processing- (DSP-) assisted dispersion and nonlinear compensation techniques are presented to compensate for physical layer impairments including OFCD, PMD, and POaN. The simulations are performed considering Dual Polarization- (DP-) QPSK modulation format to achieve two-fold data rate to achieve spectral efficiency of 3.28 bits/s/Hz by making use of the polarization diversity and system performance is investigated in terms of bit error rate (BER), constellation diagrams, and quality factor (Q-factor) for different values of optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR), launch power (), and fiber length.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:20:05 +000
  • Sum Squeezing of the Field Amplitude in Frequency Upconversion Process

    • Abstract: Sum squeezing of the field amplitude is studied in the nondegenerate and degenerate frequency upconversion process under the short interaction time. It is shown that sum squeezing can be converted into normal squeezing via sum-frequency generation in the nondegenerate frequency upconversion process, while the amplitude-squared squeezing of the fundamental mode directly changed into the squeezing of the harmonic in the degenerate frequency upconversion process. All reachable conditions of uncorrelated modes for obtaining a sum squeezing in two modes and its dependence on the squeezing of individual field modes are investigated. It is found that the squeezed states are associated with large number of pump photons. It is also confirmed that the higher-order squeezing (sum squeezing) is directly associated with coupling of the field and interaction time.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 00:50:11 +000
  • Optimal Lighting of Optical Devices for Oral Cavity

    • Abstract: Oral surgery mainly provides surgical scope illumination by doctors wearing headlamps, but there are still clinical restrictions on use. The limitations are (1) due to the angle of the head swing and the shadow of the visual field during the operation and (2) due to projection of the light source being worn on the doctor’s head and the length of the wire, and the fiber-optic wire will affect the relative position of the surgical instrument and limit the scope of the doctor’s activity. This study will focus on the development of oral lighting optical microstructure devices to solve and improve the abovementioned clinical use limitations. The production method is to make an oral lighting mold by 3D printing technology and use the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) of liquid silicone material to make an oral lighting device with mold casting technology. The results show that the optical simulation achieves the target light distribution by optimizing the three geometric reflection surfaces combined with the lens design by the optimization method, and the maximum illumination value can reach 5102 lux. According to the measurement results of mold casting technology, the average errors of the profile of the 3D printing finished product and the PDMS finished product of the oral device structure are about 1.4% and 16.9%, respectively. Because the contour of the PDMS finished product’s error caused the light to shift by 0.5∼3 mm distance, the light is still concentrated in the range of the tonsils, so this study can be defined as within the acceptable range of within 16.9% of the intra lighting error. The development of oral lighting devices in this study will reduce the burden on physicians in nonprofessional fields, reduce the time of surgery for patients to maintain the health of doctors, and rise the level of medical equipment to increase surgical safety.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:50:16 +000
  • Research on Hyperspectral Image Reconstruction Based on GISMT Compressed
           Sensing and Interspectral Prediction

    • Abstract: Hyperspectral remote-sensing images have the characteristics of large transmission data and high propagation requirements, so they are faced with transmission and preservation problems in the process of transmission. In view of this situation, this paper proposes a spectral image reconstruction algorithm based on GISMT compressed sensing and interspectral prediction. Firstly, according to the high spectral correlation of hyperspectral remote-sensing images, the hyperspectral images are grouped according to the band, and a standard band is determined in each group. The standard band in each group is weighted by the GISMT compressed sensing method. Then, a prediction model of the general band in each group is established to realize the remote-sensing image reconstruction in the general band. Finally, the difference between the actual measured value and the predicted value is calculated. According to the prediction algorithm, the corresponding difference vector is obtained and the predicted measured value is iteratively updated by the difference vector until the hyperspectral reconstructed image of the relevant general band is finally reconstructed. It is shown by experiments that this method can effectively improve the reconstruction effect of hyperspectral images.
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:50:10 +000
  • Color Tuning in the Luminescence of Two Oligomers Derived from
           N,N′-(Naphthalenediyl)bis-phenylimine Containing Oligomers

    • Abstract: Two oligomers with different molecular weight were produced. Fluorescence properties were examined both in solutions and in the solid state. In the solid state, molecular weight turned out to be an important factor influencing the aggregation structures and therefore the emission of the compounds, in colour and intensity. The neat compounds emit two different colours, blue and yellow, with increasing the molecular weight, whereas both compounds are blue emitters in solution and dispersed in host polymers. Dissolved in a LC host polymer and in a PVK matrix, they displayed noteworthy photoluminescence quantum yields.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:35:05 +000
  • The Simulation of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Metallic Grating for
           Maximizing THz Sensitivity in Refractive Index Sensor Application

    • Abstract: Nowadays, the simplicity of both designing and fabrication process of a terahertz (THz) resonator-based sensing technique leads to its ongoing development. The consumable THz resonator needs to be easily integrated into an existing terahertz time domain spectroscopy (THz TDS) measurement system. It should also be able to be fabricated in a mass scale with a low production cost. In this work, a metal-coated surface plasmon resonance- (SPR-) based sensor is simulated and designed as a low-cost refractive index sensor utilizing rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA). To demonstrate our methodology, we design a gold-coated grating with a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) as a substrate, in order to perform quantitative analysis of gasoline-toluene mixture composition, which has a refraction index variation of 0.1 at THz frequency. The grating period is tuned such that its surface plasmon resonance (SPR) frequency matches with the peak frequency of the THz TDS system. Moreover, other grating parameters, i.e., a filling factor and a grating depth, are optimized to increase the sensor sensitivity and sharpen the resonance dip. High sensitivity up to 500 GHz/RIU with a refractive index resolution up to 0.01 is numerically revealed. The H-field of the designed grating is then evaluated to indicate a strong SPR excitation. The well-developed designed grating introduces a promising, low-cost, and easily fabricated THz refractive index sensor.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:20:03 +000
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