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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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Radiologist experience effects on contrast detection
Current literature shows that radiologist experience does not affect detection tasks when the object does not... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 11, pp.2328-2333 (2014)

Vector scattering from one-dimensional periodic perfectly conducting surface: transverse magnetic polarization
Based on the Rayleigh hypothesis and Floquet’s theorem, a vector method for studying electromagnetic... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2321-2327 (2014)

Human gesture recognition using three-dimensional integral imaging
Three-dimensional (3D) integral imaging allows one to reconstruct a 3D scene, including range information,... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2312-2320 (2014)

Robust and efficient inverse mask synthesis with basis function representation
Mask optimization is essential in the resolution scaling of optical lithography due to its strong ability to... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 12, pp.B1-B9 (2014)

Comparative assessment of orthogonal polynomials for wavefront reconstruction over the square aperture
Four orthogonal polynomials for reconstructing a wavefront over a square aperture based on the modal method... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2304-2311 (2014)

Two-dimensional Green’s tensor for gyrotropic clusters composed of circular cylinders
The construction of Green’s tensor for two-dimensional gyrotropic photonic clusters composed of... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2294-2303 (2014)

FDTD-based quantitative analysis of terahertz wave detection for multilayered structures
Experimental investigations have shown that terahertz pulsed imaging (TPI) is able to quantitatively... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2285-2293 (2014)

Comparison of rigorous coupled-wave approach and finite element method for photovoltaic devices with periodically corrugated metallic backreflector
Optimal design of photovoltaic devices with a periodically corrugated metallic backreflector requires a rapid... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2275-2284 (2014)

Nonparaxial propagation of elliptical Gaussian vortex beams in uniaxial crystal orthogonal to the optical axis
Analytical expressions for the three components of nonparaxial propagation of a polarized elliptical Gaussian... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2268-2274 (2014)

Theoretical analysis and applications on nano-block loaded rectangular ring
We propose compact and switchable optical filters based on nano-block loaded rectangular rings, and... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2263-2267 (2014)

Tailorable optical scattering properties of V-shaped plasmonic nanoantennas: a computationally efficient and fast analysis
In this work, we introduce an efficient computational scheme, based on the macro basis function method, to... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2256-2262 (2014)

Local transformation leading to an efficient Fourier modal method for perfectly conducting gratings
We present an efficient Fourier modal method for wave scattering by perfectly conducting gratings (in the two... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2249-2255 (2014)

Invisibility assessment: a visual perception approach
Determining the invisibility of an optical cloak intended to hide something has become a complex problem in... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2244-2248 (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
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