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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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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)

Photon diffusion in a homogeneous medium bounded externally or internally by an infinitely long circular cylindrical applicator. VI. Time-domain analysis
Part VI analytically examines time-domain (TD) photon diffusion in a homogeneous medium enclosed by a... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2232-2243 (2014)

Phase control of light transmission and reflection based biexciton coherence in a defect dielectric medium
Phase control of two weak probe lights’ transmission and reflection based biexciton coherence in a... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2223-2231 (2014)

Experimental study of spatial coherence diffraction based on full-field coherence visualization
A novel optical geometry for direct visualization of the optical coherence function is proposed. The... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2217-2222 (2014)

Comprehensively characterizing ophthalmic freeform lenses with contour plots and astigmatic axis
An accurate evaluation method is proposed for comprehensively characterizing ophthalmic freeform lenses... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2210-2216 (2014)

Boundary integral spectral element method analyses of extreme ultraviolet multilayer defects
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is an emerging technology for high-density semiconductor patterning.... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2203-2209 (2014)

Cross beam scintillations in non-Kolmogorov medium
For the collimated and focused cross beams, the on-axis scintillation index is evaluated when these beams... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2198-2202 (2014)

Optical force on a large sphere illuminated by Bessel beams: comparisons between ray optics method and generalized Lorenz–Mie theory
Optical forces are calculated for a dielectric spherical particle illuminated by a zero-order Bessel beam... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2192-2197 (2014)

Wave propagation analysis using the variance matrix
The propagation of a coherent laser wave-field through a pseudo-random phase plate is studied using the... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2185-2191 (2014)

On the intensity distribution function of blazed reflective diffraction gratings
We derive from first principles the expression for the angular/wavelength distribution of the intensity... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 10, pp.2179-2184 (2014)

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