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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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Equivalence relations and symmetries for laboratory, LIDAR, and planetary Müeller matrix scattering geometries
Symmetry relationships for optical observations of matter generally fall into several common scattering... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2789-2794 (2014)

Two-flux transfer matrix model for predicting the reflectance and transmittance of duplex halftone prints
We introduce a model allowing convenient calculation of the spectral reflectance and transmittance of duplex... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2775-2788 (2014)

Anti-aliasing Wiener filtering for wave-front reconstruction in the spatial-frequency domain for high-order astronomical adaptive-optics systems
Computationally efficient wave-front reconstruction techniques for astronomical adaptive-optics (AO) systems... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2763-2774 (2014)

Manipulation of dielectric particles with nondiffracting parabolic beams
The trapping and manipulation of microscopic particles embedded in the structure of nondiffracting parabolic... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2759-2762 (2014)

Degree of polarization of a tightly focused, partially coherent anomalous hollow beam
By using the Richards–Wolf vector diffraction theory, the formulas of the propagation of a linearly... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2753-2758 (2014)

Circular Bessel statistics: derivation and application to wave propagation in random media
We present a family of circular Bessel probability density functions that are capable of describing the... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2744-2752 (2014)

From a nondepolarizing Mueller matrix to a depolarizing Mueller matrix
The depolarizing properties of a generic Mueller matrix are synthesized from a corresponding nondepolarizing... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2736-2743 (2014)

Holographic laser Doppler imaging of microvascular blood flow
We report on local superficial blood flow monitoring in biological tissue from laser Doppler holographic... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2723-2735 (2014)

Foucault test: shadowgram modeling from the physical theory for quantitative evaluations
The physical theory of the Foucault test has been investigated to represent the complex amplitude and... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2719-2722 (2014)

Cutoff due to pointwise degradations in color images
Many studies analyze resolution limits in single-channel, pan-chromatic systems. However, color imaging is... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2711-2718 (2014)

Noise characterization of supercontinuum sources for low-coherence interferometry applications
We examine the noise properties of supercontinuum light sources when used in low-coherence interferometry... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2703-2710 (2014)

Adaptive deformation correction of depth from defocus for object reconstruction
The accuracy of three-dimensional object reconstruction using depth from defocus (DfD) can be severely... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2694-2702 (2014)

Cramer–Rao bounds in functional form: theory and application to passive optical ranging
A functional approach to the multivariate statistical model of a generalized incoherent passive optical... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2680-2693 (2014)

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