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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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Bidirectional reflectance distribution function measurements and analysis of retroreflective materials
We compare the performance of various analytical retroreflecting bidirectional reflectance distribution... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2561-2572 (2014)

Accurate and automated image segmentation of 3D optical coherence tomography data suffering from low signal-to-noise levels
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has proven to be a useful tool for investigating internal structures in... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.2551-2560 (2014)

Diffractive lens design for optimized focusing
We utilized nonlinear optimization to design phase-only diffractive lenses that focus light to a spot, whose... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.B27-B33 (2014)

Illumination source optimization in optical lithography via derivative-free optimization
Illumination source optimization (SO) in optical lithography is generally performed under a simulation model... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.B19-B26 (2014)

Scattering of on-axis Gaussian beam by a uniaxial anisotropic object
Based on the extended boundary condition method, a semi-analytical solution to the scattering of an on-axis... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2545-2550 (2014)

Analytical design of refractive optical elements generating one-parameter intensity distributions
We calculate a refractive surface to generate a one-parameter intensity distribution described by a vector... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2538-2544 (2014)

Blurred and noisy image pairs in parallel optics
In previous works we have shown that parallel optics (PO) architecture can be used to improve the system... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2529-2537 (2014)

Decomposition of Jones and Mueller matrices in terms of four basic polarization responses
A simple new method is introduced to analyze the polarization of light by media. This method decomposes a... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2518-2528 (2014)

Efficient representation of mask transmittance functions for vectorial lithography simulations
In this paper, a generalized method to efficiently represent the incident-angle-dependent mask transmittance... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.B10-B18 (2014)

Atomic lighthouse effect
We investigate the deflection of light by a cold atomic cloud when the light–matter interaction is... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2511-2517 (2014)

Discovering intrinsic properties of human observers’ visual search and mathematical observers’ scanning
There is a lack of consensus in measuring observer performance in search tasks. To pursue a consensus, we set... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2495-2510 (2014)

Light scattering by magnetoelectrically gyrotropic sphere with unit relative permittivity and relative permeability
An exact transition matrix was formulated for electromagnetic scattering by a sphere made of a... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2489-2494 (2014)

On the general properties of symmetric incomplete Airy beams
We study the general properties of a class of Airy beams symmetric under reflection of the transverse... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2484-2488 (2014)

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Advances in Lithography
  • Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • In Progress (no new submissions accepted)


Color Vision
  • Steven L. Buck, Rigmor Baraas, Valérie Bonnardel, Barry B. Lee, Delwin T. Lindsey, Michael A. Webster, and John S. Werner
  • Published
Color Vision
  • Rigmor Baraas, Steven L. Buck, Barry B. Lee, Michael A. Webster, and John S. Werner
  • Published
Adaptive Optics
  • Julian Christou, Brent Ellerbroek, Thierry Fusco, and Donald Miller
  • Published
Ideal Observers and Efficiency
  • Craig Abbey, Jason Gold, Daniel Kersten, and Bosco Tjan
  • Publilshed
Optical High-Performance Computing
  • H. John Caulfield, Shlomi Dolev, and William M. J. Green
  • Published
Interactive Science Publishing
  • Stephen A. Burns and Joseph Izatt
  • Published
Image Quality
  • Matthew Kupinski, Andrew Watson, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Kyle Myers, and Miguel Eckstein
  • Publlished
Photonic Metamaterials: from Random to Periodic
  • Vladimir M. Shalaev, Azriel Genack, and Evgenii Narimanov
  • Published
Advances in Retinal Imaging
  • Joseph Carroll, Wolfgang Drexler, and Austin Roorda
  • Published

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