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50 Most Cited Articles (As of January 6, 2012)

Launched in 1962, Applied Optics (AO) has published some of the most important applied research in the field. As one of the oldest applied journals in the industry, AO has paved the way for both OSA journals and non-OSA journals alike.

Below are the 50 most cited Applied Optics articles of all time, according to Thomson Reuters. They will be free to access throughout 2012.

1. Numerically stable algorithm for discrete-ordinate-method radiative transfer in multiple scattering and emitting layered media
Knut Stamnes, S-Chee Tsay, Warren Wiscombe, and Kolf Jayaweera
Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2502-2509 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 1444
2. Laser Beams and Resonators
H. Kogelnik and T. Li
Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 1550-1567 (1966)
TOTAL CITES: 1408
3. Optical Constants of Water in the 200-nm to 200-µm Wavelength Region
George M. Hale and Marvin R. Querry
Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 555-563 (1973)
TOTAL CITES: 1401
4. Phase retrieval algorithms: a comparison
J. R. Fienup
Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 2758-2769 (1982)
TOTAL CITES: 1280
5. Time resolved reflectance and transmittance for the non-invasive measurement of tissue optical properties
Michael S. Patterson, B. Chance, and B. C. Wilson
Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2331-2336 (1989)
TOTAL CITES: 1126
6. Photothermal deflection spectroscopy and detection
W. B. Jackson, N. M. Amer, A. C. Boccara, and D. Fournier
Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1333-1344 (1981)
TOTAL CITES: 913
7. Optical constants of ice from the ultraviolet to the microwave
Stephen G. Warren
Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1206-1225 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 901
8. Weakly Guiding Fibers
D. Gloge
Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 2252-2258 (1971)
TOTAL CITES: 843
9. The HITRAN database: 1986 edition
L. S. Rothman, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, L. R. Brown, R. A. Toth, H. M. Pickett, R. L. Poynter, J.-M. Flaud, C. Camy-Peyret, A. Barbe, N. Husson, C. P. Rinsland, and M. A. H. Smith
Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 19, pp. 4058-4097 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 767
10. Optical properties of the clearest natural waters (200-800 nm)
Raymond C. Smith and Karen S. Baker
Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 177-184 (1981)
TOTAL CITES: 766
11. Light Waves in Thin Films and Integrated Optics
P. K. Tien
Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 11, pp. 2395-2413 (1971)
TOTAL CITES: 765
12. ART 2: self-organization of stable category recognition codes for analog input patterns
Gail A. Carpenter and Stephen Grossberg
Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 4919-4930 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 747
13. Digital Wavefront Measuring Interferometer for Testing Optical Surfaces and Lenses
J. H. Bruning, D. R. Herriott, J. E. Gallagher, D. P. Rosenfeld, A. D. White, and D. J. Brangaccio
Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2693-2703 (1974)
TOTAL CITES: 728
14. Measurement of Thin Film Parameters with a Prism Coupler
R. Ulrich and R. Torge
Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2901-2908 (1973)
TOTAL CITES: 727
15. Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb, Ni, Pd, Pt, Ag, Ti, and W in the infrared and far infrared
M. A. Ordal, L. L. Long, R. J. Bell, S. E. Bell, R. R. Bell, R. W. Alexander, Jr., and C. A. Ward
Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 1099-1119 (1983)
TOTAL CITES: 718
16. Fourier transform profilometry for the automatic measurement of 3-D object shapes
Mitsuo Takeda and Kazuhiro Mutoh
Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 3977-3982 (1983)
TOTAL CITES: 672
17. Theory of Transparency of the Eye
G. B. Benedek
Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 459-473 (1971)
TOTAL CITES: 665
18. A Technique For Optically Convolving 2 Functions
C. S. Weaver and J. W. Goodman
Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 7, pp. 1248-1249 (1966)
TOTAL CITES: 647
19. Absorption spectrum (380-700 nm) of pure water. II. Integrating cavity measurements
Robin M. Pope and Edward S. Fry
Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 33, pp. 8710-8723 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 631
20. Phase-only matched filtering
Joseph L. Horner and Peter D. Gianino
Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 812-816 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 606
21. Light propagation in graded-index optical fibers
M. D. Feit and J. A. Fleck, Jr.
Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 3990-3998 (1978)
TOTAL CITES: 599
22. Polarization holography. 1: A new high-efficiency organic material with reversible photoinduced birefringence
T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, and N. Tomova
Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 4309-4312 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 592
23. Improved Mie scattering algorithms
W. J. Wiscombe
Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1505-1509 (1980)
TOTAL CITES: 584
24. Light scattering in Intralipid-10% in the wavelength range of 400-1100 nm
Hugo J. van Staveren, Christian J. M. Moes, Jan van Marie, Scott A. Prahl, and Martin J. C. van Gemert
Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 31, pp. 4507-4514 (1991)
TOTAL CITES: 573
25. Spectral Properties of Plants
David M. Gates, Harry J. Keegan, John C. Schleter, and Victor R. Weidner
Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 11-20 (1965)
TOTAL CITES: 570
26. Stable analytical inversion solution for processing lidar returns
James D. Klett
Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 211-220 (1981)
TOTAL CITES: 558
27. High Precision Scanning Ellipsometer
D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna
Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 220-228 (1975)
TOTAL CITES: 551
28. Model for laser Doppler measurements of blood flow in tissue
R. Bonner and R. Nossal
Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 2097-2107 (1981)
TOTAL CITES: 528
29. Repetitively Pulsed Tunable Dye Laser for High Resolution Spectroscopy
T. W. Hänsch
Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 895-898 (1972)
TOTAL CITES: 526
30. Optical waveguide refractive index profiles determined from measurement of mode indices: a simple analysis
J. M. White and P. F. Heidrich
Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 151-155 (1976)
TOTAL CITES: 512
31. Retrieval of water-leaving radiance and aerosol optical thickness over the oceans with SeaWiFS: a preliminary algorithm
Howard R. Gordon and Menghua Wang
Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 443-452 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 507
32. Phytoplankton pigment concentrations in the Middle Atlantic Bight: comparison of ship determinations and CZCS estimates
Howard R. Gordon, Dennis K. Clark, James W. Brown, Otis B. Brown, Robert H. Evans, and William W. Broenkow
Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 20-36 (1983)
TOTAL CITES: 501
33. A New Theory of Wood's Anomalies on Optical Gratings
A. Hessel and A. A. Oliner
Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 10, pp. 1275-1297 (1965)
TOTAL CITES: 498
34. Optical Power Handling Capacity of Low Loss Optical Fibers as Determined by Stimulated Raman and Brillouin Scattering
R. G. Smith
Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 2489-2494 (1972)
TOTAL CITES: 496
35. Analysis of atmospheric lidar observations: some comments
Frederick G. Fernald
Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 652-653 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 485
36. Direct recording of holograms by a CCD target and numerical reconstruction
U. Schnars and W. Jüptner
Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 179-181 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 483
37. The Spectra of the Doubly and Triply Ionized Rare Earths
G. H. Dieke and H. M. Crosswhite
Applied Optics, Vol. 2, Issue 7, pp. 675-686 (1963)
TOTAL CITES: 476
38. Binary Fraunhofer Holograms, Generated by Computer
A. W. Lohmann and D. P. Paris
Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1739-1748 (1967)
TOTAL CITES: 467
39. Digital phase-shifting interferometry: a simple error-compensating phase calculation algorithm
P. Hariharan, B. F. Oreb, and T. Eiju
Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 2504-2506 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 448
40. Spectrally narrow pulsed dye laser without beam expander
Michael G. Littman and Harold J. Metcalf
Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 2224-2227 (1978)
TOTAL CITES: 435
41. Light Scattering by a Spheroidal Particle
Shoji Asano and Giichi Yamamoto
Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 29-49 (1975)
TOTAL CITES: 417
42. Digital wave-front measuring interferometry: some systematic error sources
J. Schwider, R. Burow, K.-E. Elssner, J. Grzanna, R. Spolaczyk, and K. Merkel
Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 21, pp. 3421-3432 (1983)
TOTAL CITES: 407
43. Off-Axis Paths in Spherical Mirror Interferometers
D. Herriott, H. Kogelnik, and R. Kompfner
Applied Optics, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 523-526 (1964)
TOTAL CITES: 399
44. Computed Relationships Between the Inherent and Apparent Optical Properties of a Flat Homogeneous Ocean
Howard R. Gordon, Otis B. Brown, and Michael M. Jacobs
Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 417-427 (1975)
TOTAL CITES: 397
45. Speckle masking in astronomy: triple correlation theory and applications
Adolf W. Lohmann, Gerd Weigelt, and Bernhard Wirnitzer
Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 4028-4037 (1983)
TOTAL CITES: 396
46. On the Propagation of Gaussian Beams of Light Through Lenslike Media Including those with a Loss or Gain Variation
Herwig Kogelnik
Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 1562-1569 (1965)
TOTAL CITES: 392
47. Polarization optics of twisted single-mode fibers
R. Ulrich and A. Simon
Applied Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 2241-2251 (1979)
TOTAL CITES: 385
48. Adaptive bidirectional associative memories
Bart Kosko
Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 4947-4960 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 373
49. Phase-shifting speckle interferometry
Katherine Creath
Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 18, pp. 3053-3058 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 370
50. Avalanche photodiodes and quenching circuits for single-photon detection
S. Cova, M. Ghioni, A. Lacaita, C. Samori, and F. Zappa
Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 1956-1976 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 365





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