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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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Introducing the concept of anisotropy at different scales for modeling optical turbulence
In this paper, the concept of anisotropy at different atmospheric turbulence scales is introduced. A power... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1868-1875 (2014)

Isochromatic lines as extension of Helmholtz reciprocity principle for effect paints
Flake-based parameters were recently introduced as a physical concept to predict a series of measurement... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1861-1867 (2014)

Plasmonic corrugated cylinder–cone terahertz probe
The spoof surface plasmon polariton (SPP) effect on the electromagnetic field distribution near the tip of a... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1856-1860 (2014)

Compensation of modeling errors due to unknown domain boundary in diffuse optical tomography
Diffuse optical tomography is a highly unstable problem with respect to modeling and measurement errors.... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1847-1855 (2014)

Large aperture adaptive doublet polymer lens for imaging applications
We report a full design process—finite element modeling, fabrication, and characterization—of... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1842-1846 (2014)

Numerical solution of nonparaxial scalar diffraction integrals for focused fields
In this paper, we present sampling conditions for fast-Fourier-transform-based field propagations. The input... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1832-1841 (2014)

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)

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Photonic Metamaterials: from Random to Periodic
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