About the Journal
Advances in Optics and Photonics encompasses comprehensive review articles and multimedia tutorials appropriate for students, researchers, faculty, business professionals and engineers. Authoritative content covers advances in optics and photonics from fundamental science to engineering applications.
Editor-in-Chief: Govind Agrawal, University of Rochester
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publishing; Quarterly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 9.688
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The photonic lantern
Photonic lanterns are made by adiabatically merging several single-mode cores into one multimode core. They... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 7 Issue 2, pp.107-167 (2015)
Optical communications using orbital angular momentum beams
Orbital angular momentum (OAM), which describes the “phase twist” (helical phase pattern) of... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 7 Issue 1, pp.66-106 (2015)
Principles of interference microscopy for the measurement of surface topography
Interference microscopy plays a central role in noncontact strategies for process development and quality... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 7 Issue 1, pp.1-65 (2015)
Space-division multiplexing: the next frontier in optical communication
Space-division multiplexing (SDM) uses multiplicity of space channels to increase capacity for optical... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 6 Issue 4, pp.413-487 (2014)
Vector Fourier optics of anisotropic materials
The Fourier optics technique is founded on the transfer function derived from the scalar wave equation and... Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 6 Issue 4, pp.368-412 (2014)
Selected Review Articles from OSA JournalsThe following review articles appear in recent issues of OSA journals.
- Apr 13 2015 : New Light for Old Master Paintings
- Apr 06 2015 : Biomedical Optics Express Research - Precious Pulses: Rice University Researchers Develop a New Camera-Based, Touch-Free Technology for Measuring Vital Signs
- Apr 01 2015 : Optica Research - Light-Powered Gyroscope is World’s Smallest: Promises a Powerful Spin on Navigation Technologies