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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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Profile reconstruction of periodic interface
The reconstruction problem for periodic (arbitrary profiled within a period) boundary between two homogeneous... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1083-1089 (2014)

Single-lens stereovision system using a prism: position estimation of a multi-ocular prism
In this paper, a position estimation method using a prism-based single-lens stereovision system is proposed.... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1074-1082 (2014)

Leakage interferences applied to surface plasmon analysis
We report the experimental combination of leakage radiation microscopy with a Young slit experiment to... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1067-1073 (2014)

Manifestation of Gouy phase anomaly in a coaxial focus array generated by a Dammann zone plate
Gouy phase anomaly of the coaxial focus array generated by a Dammann zone plate (DZP) was investigated. Based... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1059-1066 (2014)

Illuminant estimation for color constancy: why spatial-domain methods work and the role of the color distribution
Color constancy is a well-studied topic in color vision. Methods are generally categorized as... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1049-1058 (2014)

Origin and nature of measurement bias in catadioptric parallel goniophotometers
We briefly categorize and compare parallel goniophotometers, which are instruments capable of simultaneously... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1040-1048 (2014)

Coherence effects in scattering order expansion of light by atomic clouds
We interpret cooperative scattering by a collection of cold atoms as a multiple-scattering process. Starting... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1031-1039 (2014)

Examination of tapered plastic multimode fiber-based sensor performance with silver coating for different concentrations of calcium hypochlorite by soft computing methodologies—a comparative study
A soft methodology study has been applied on tapered plastic multimode sensors. This study basically used... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1023-1030 (2014)

Generalized channeled polarimetry
Channeled polarimeters measure polarization by modulating the measured intensity in order to create... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1013-1022 (2014)

Topological phase structure of vector vortex beams
The topological phase acquired by vector vortex optical beams is investigated. Under local unitary operations... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.1007-1012 (2014)

Diffraction tomography from intensity measurements: an evolutionary stochastic search to invert experimental data
We develop iterative diffraction tomography algorithms, which are similar to the distorted Born algorithms,... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.996-1006 (2014)

Few-view image reconstruction with fractional-order total variation
This work presents a novel computed tomography (CT) reconstruction method for the few-view problem based on... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.981-995 (2014)

Image formation of thick three-dimensional objects in differential-interference-contrast microscopy
The differential-interference-contrast (DIC) microscope is of widespread use in life sciences as it enables... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 5, pp.968-980 (2014)

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