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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A



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The Journal of the Optical Society of America A (JOSA A) is devoted to developments in any field of classical optics, image science, and vision. JOSA A includes original peer-reviewed papers on such topics as atmospheric optics, clinical vision, coherence and statistical optics, color, image processing, machine vision, scattering, and visual optics.

Editor-in-Chief: Franco Gori, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre
ISSN: 1084-7529 | eISSN: 1520-8532
Frequency: Rapid article-at-a-time publication; Monthly issues
2013 Impact Factor: 1.448

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Perturbative analysis of partially coherent illumination for coma aberration measurements
The theory of coma aberration measurement for aerial image sidelobe peaks is extended from coherent... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.669-677 (2015)

Poynting vector profile of a tightly focused radially polarized beam in the presence of primary aberrations
The Poynting vector profile of a tightly focused radially polarized beam has some unique and interesting... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.660-668 (2015)

Analytical expression for the average ensquared energy
We derive an expression for the average area of intersection between a blur spot of radius R and a square... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.654-659 (2015)

Free-space nonperpendicular electric–magnetic fields
The electric and magnetic components of an electromagnetic wave in free space are believed by many to be... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.647-653 (2015)

Range resolved mode mixing in a large volume for the mitigation of speckle and strategic target orientation requirements in active millimeter-wave imaging
In spite of many reports of active millimeter-wave imaging in the literature, speckle and requirements for... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.637-646 (2015)

Vertical mode expansion method for analyzing elliptic cylindrical objects in a layered background
The vertical mode expansion method (VMEM) [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A31, 293... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.630-636 (2015)

Diffraction of a focused wave by an aperture: a new perspective
A new approach for calculating the field in the focal region along lines through the focal point of a lens is... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.623-629 (2015)

Theory and operational rules for the discrete Hankel transform
Previous definitions of a discrete Hankel transform (DHT) have focused on methods to approximate the... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.611-622 (2015)

Interpretation of azimuthal angle dependence of periodic gratings in Mueller matrix spectroscopic ellipsometry
Mueller matrix spectroscopic ellipsometry becomes increasingly important for determining structural... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.604-610 (2015)

Mirage is an image in a flat ground surface
Mirage is a fascinating phenomenon that has attracted many scientists to report their observations and... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.599-603 (2015)

Intensity fluctuations of multimode laser beams in underwater medium
In an oceanic optical communications link, the received intensity fluctuations, quantified by the... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.593-598 (2015)

Modified reciprocity relation for the time-dependent diffusion equation
The classical reciprocity relation of radiative transfer fails for two points placed in regions having... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.586-592 (2015)

Understanding disability glare: light scatter and retinal illuminance as predictors of sensitivity to contrast
The presence of a bright light in the visual field has two main effects on the retinal image: reduced... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 4, pp.576-585 (2015)

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