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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 based surface modeling of non-Lambertian using intensity data of light detection and ranging
To provide a credible model for light detection and ranging (LiDAR) target classification, the focus of this... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2055-2063 (2014)

Focal plane internal energy flows of singular beams in astigmatically aberrated low numerical aperture systems
Singular beams have circulating energy components. When such beams are focused by low numerical aperture... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2046-2054 (2014)

Partially coherent beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence [Invited]
Partially coherent beams hold much promise in free-space optical communications for their resistance to the... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2038-2045 (2014)

Temporal power spectra of irradiance scintillation for infrared optical waves’ propagation through marine atmospheric turbulence
Current theoretical temporal power spectra models of an optical wave have been developed for terrestrial... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2030-2037 (2014)

Transformational volume holography
We analyze the bulk elastic transformation of volume holograms as a general approach for three-dimensional... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2021-2029 (2014)

Realization of first-order optical systems using thin convex lenses of fixed focal length
A general axially symmetric first-order optical system is realized using free propagation and thin convex... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2011-2020 (2014)

On the instrument profile of slit spectrographs
We derive an analytic expression for the instrument profile of a slit spectrograph, also known as the line... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.2002-2010 (2014)

Truncation of the flash-lag effect by a fixed spatial landmark
The flash-lag effect is a visual illusion where a moving image is perceived to be advanced in its spatial... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1993-2001 (2014)

Optical forces from evanescent Bessel beams, multiple reflections, and Kerker conditions in magnetodielectric spheres and cylinders
In this work we address, first, the optical force on a magnetodielectric particle on a flat dielectric... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1984-1992 (2014)

Asymmetric Bessel–Gauss beams
We propose a three-parameter family of asymmetric Bessel–Gauss (aBG) beams with integer and fractional... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1977-1983 (2014)

Molding the flow of light with a magnetic field: plasmonic cloaking and directional scattering
We investigate electromagnetic (EM) scattering and plasmonic cloaking in a system composed of a dielectric... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1969-1976 (2014)

Bit error rate of focused Gaussian beams in weak oceanic turbulence
Formulation of the on-axis scintillation index of a focused Gaussian beam in weak oceanic turbulence is... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1963-1968 (2014)

Geometric algebra description of polarization mode dispersion, polarization-dependent loss, and Stokes tensor transformations
This paper demonstrates that numerous calculations involving polarization transformations can be condensed by... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 9, pp.1956-1962 (2014)

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