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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
2012 Impact Factor: 1.665

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Fast high-order perturbation of surfaces methods for simulation of multilayer plasmonic devices and metamaterials
The scattering of time-harmonic linear waves by periodic media arises in a wide array of applications from... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1820-1831 (2014)

Electromagnetic energy within coated cylinders at oblique incidence and applications to graphene coatings
We address electromagnetic (EM) wave scattering by an infinite coated cylinder at an arbitrary incidence... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1811-1819 (2014)

Wavefront reconstruction in phase-shifting interferometry via sparse coding of amplitude and absolute phase
Phase-shifting interferometry is a coherent optical method that combines high accuracy with high measurement... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1801-1810 (2014)

Backscatter analysis based algorithms for increasing transmission through highly scattering random media using phase-only-modulated wavefronts
Recent theoretical and experimental advances have shed light on the existence of so-called “perfectly... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1788-1800 (2014)

Light scattering by three-dimensional objects with semi-hard boundaries
We introduce analytical models for scattering potentials of particles that have ellipsoid-, cylinder-, and... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1782-1787 (2014)

Scaling perceived saturation
Two psychophysical experiments were conducted at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Rochester... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1773-1781 (2014)

Optical phase under deep turbulence conditions
The Markov approximation for waves in random media specifies that, under strong scintillation conditions, the... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1766-1772 (2014)

Accelerating propagation properties of misplaced Hermite–Gaussian beams
A new family of finite-energy accelerating beams was constructed through misplacing the Hermite polynomial... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1762-1765 (2014)

Coherence filtering and revivals in x-ray waveguides: a communication-modes approach
Waveguides for short-wavelength x-rays have been successfully employed for microbeam and nanobeam production... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1754-1761 (2014)

Holographic particle sizing and locating by using Hilbert–Huang transform
By using the Hilbert–Huang transform, a novel method is proposed to perform the task of particle... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1747-1753 (2014)

High-order integral equation methods for problems of scattering by bumps and cavities on half-planes
This paper presents high-order integral equation methods for the evaluation of electromagnetic wave... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1738-1746 (2014)

Diffraction by nanocrystals II
Nanocrystals with more than one molecule in the unit cell will generally crystallize with incomplete unit... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1730-1737 (2014)

Real-time and accurate rail wear measurement method and experimental analysis
When a train is running on uneven or curved rails, it generates violent vibrations on the rails. As a result,... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1721-1729 (2014)

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Advances in Lithography
  • Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014


Color Vision
  • Rigmor Baraas, Valerie Bonnardel, Steven L. Buck, Barry B. Lee, Delwin Lindsey, Michael A. Webster, and John S. Werner
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Color Vision
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Adaptive Optics
  • Julian Christou, Brent Ellerbroek, Thierry Fusco, and Donald Miller
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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
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Interactive Science Publishing
  • Stephen A. Burns and Joseph Izatt
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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
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