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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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Radiation force exerted on a sphere by focused Laguerre–Gaussian beams
The generalized Lorenz–Mie theory is employed to calculate the force exerted on a sphere by focused... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.130-142 (2015)

Parabasal thin-element approximation approach for the analysis of microstructured interfaces and freeform surfaces
The thin-element approximation (TEA) approach is an efficient algorithm to analyze microstructured... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.124-129 (2015)

Design of dense transmission diffraction gratings for high efficiency
We propose a design method for dense surface-relief diffraction gratings with high efficiency in transmission... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.108-123 (2015)

Performance of binoculars: Berek’s model of target detection
A model of target detection thresholds, first presented by Max Berek of Leitz, is fitted into a simple set of... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.101-107 (2015)

Rotation dynamics of particles trapped in a rotating beam
The rotation dynamics of particles trapped in a rotating beam is theoretically investigated. We find that... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.90-100 (2015)

DMD-based implementation of patterned optical filter arrays for compressive spectral imaging
Compressive spectral imaging (CSI) captures multispectral imagery using fewer measurements than those... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.80-89 (2015)

Polarization dependency of the metal-coated eccentric fiber
The transmission losses and lengths of two polarized fundamental modes for a metal-coated eccentric core... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.75-79 (2015)

Application of complex geometrical optics to determination of thermal, transport, and optical parameters of thin films by the photothermal beam deflection technique
In this work, complex geometrical optics is, for what we believe is the first time, applied instead of... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.61-74 (2015)

Absorption and scattering by bispheres, quadspheres, and circular rings of spheres and their equivalent coated spheres
This study demonstrates that the absorption and scattering cross sections and asymmetry factor of randomly... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.46-60 (2015)

Differentiability of a projection functional in ray-tracing processes: applied study to estimate the coefficients of a single lens with conic surfaces
In optical design, many error functions can be used to generate an optical system with desired... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.35-45 (2015)

Color filter array patterns for small-pixel image sensors with substantial cross talk
Digital image sensor outputs usually must be transformed to suit the human visual system. This color... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.28-34 (2015)

Saturation of multiplexed volume Bragg grating recording
Recording of volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) in photo-thermo-refractive glass is limited to a maximum refractive... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.22-27 (2015)

Fraunhofer diffraction of electromagnetic radiation by finite periodic structures with regular or irregular overall shapes
Based on an essentially different theoretical foundation than common classical diffraction theories that... JOSA A, Vol. 32 Issue 1, pp.12-21 (2015)

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