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Optics Express

Optics Express


About Optics Express

Optics Express is the all-electronic journal for optics published by the Optical Society of America and edited by Andrew M. Weiner of Purdue University. The journal is published every other Monday. ISSN: 1094-4087

Additionally, Optics Express publishes papers dedicated to new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies in its supplement Energy Express. These papers are published online as they are ready, but are also combined for readers into a bimonthly dedicated supplement.

Journal Scope and Features

Optics Express publishes peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics. For more details about the scope of Optics Express with regards to digital image processing, read this editorial.

Drawing on unique features of the electronic medium, Optics Express offers authors:

  • rapid publication
  • the chance to include color images at no additional cost
  • the medium for presenting data and results in ways not possible in print via audio and video multimedia files

Additionally, Optics Express publishes papers dedicated to new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies in its supplement Energy Express. These papers are published online as they are ready, but are also combined for readers into a bimonthly dedicated supplement.

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Focus Issues

Optics Express has published a number of special focus issues. See the Directory of Published and Ongoing Focus Issues.


Optics Express displays articles in the "Upcoming" page. After an article has been fully accepted, formatted for publication, and the publication fee has been paid, we will immediately publish it on our Upcoming page.

Papers displayed here will form the upcoming issue. Every other Monday, all articles mounted on the Upcoming page will become fixed as the current issue and archived, and new articles will then be added to a new Upcoming issue.

This feature will not only ensure the fastest possible turn-around time for the authors; it will also provide readers with the fastest way to keep up on the latest research.

Papers not yet assigned a Table of Contents category will be assigned one within several days of being posted.

Editorial Board

Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University (USA)

Senior Deputy Editor
James Leger, University of Minnesota (USA)

Deputy Editors
Glenn Boreman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA)
James Burge, University of Arizona (USA)
F. Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain)
Guifang Li, University of Central Florida (USA)
Colin McKinstrie, Applied Communication Sciences (USA)
Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University (Japan)
Vitor Schneider, Corning Inc. (USA)
Christian Seassal, CNRS, University of Lyon (France)

Associate Editors
Nikola Alic, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Tatiana Alieva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Peter Bermel, Purdue University (USA)
Nicolas Bonod, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
Jörn Bonse, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)
Igal Brener, Sandia National Labs (USA)
Christian Brosseau, Université de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
David Burns, University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Patrice Camy, University of Caen (France)
Yung-Fu Chen, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Dmitry Chigrin, University of Wuppertal (Germany)
James H. Churnside, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
Jerry Dadap Jr., Columbia University (USA)
Chris Dainty, National University of Ireland (Ireland) and University College London (UK)
Paolo De Natale, CNR - INO (Italy)
Hamid Dehghani, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Hilmi Volkan Demir, Nanyang Technological University LUMINOUS! (Singapore) and Bilkent University UNAM (Turkey)
Olivier Deparis, University of Namur (Belgium)
Po Dong, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA)
Christophe Dorrer, University of Rochester (USA)
Andrew D. Ellis, Aston University (United Kingdom)
Takeshi Fujisawa, Hokkaido University (Japan)
Javier Garcia-Monreal, University of Valencia (Spain)
John Girkin, University of Durham (USA)
Frédéric Grillot, Télécom ParisTech (France)
Chunlei Guo, University of Rochester (USA)
Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Robert Hadfield, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Amr Helmy, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
Siegfried Janz, National Research Council (Canada)
Yoonchan Jeong, Seoul National University (South Korea)
Peter Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Saulius Juodkazis, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia)
Magnus Karlsson, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Dae Wook Kim, University of Arizona (USA)
Yoon-Ho Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea)
R. John Koshel, University of Arizona (USA)
Michael Kudenov, North Carolina State University (USA)
Eric Lantz, Université de Franche Comté (France)
Sin-Doo Lee, Seoul National University (South Korea)
Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Li Li, National Research Council (Canada)
Xiang Liu, Alcatel Lucent (USA)
Chao Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Robert P. Lucht, Purdue University (USA)
Alexander I. Lvovsky, University of Calgary (Canada)
Penghui Ma, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
David McKee, University of Strathclyde (UK)
Antonio Mecozzi, University of L'Aquila (Italy)
John D. Minelly, Coherent, Inc. (USA)
Niels Asger Mortensen, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas E. Murphy, University of Maryland at College Park (USA)
Otto Muskens, University of Southampton (UK)
Patrick P. Naulleau, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA)
Jeffrey W. Nicholson, OFS Laboratories (USA)
David Paganin, Monash University (Australia)
Nicolae Panoiu, University College London (United Kingdom)
Q-Han Park, Korea University (South Korea)
Stanley Pau, University of Arizona (USA)
Matthew Pelton, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA)
Viktor A. Podolskiy, University of Massachusetts - Lowell (USA)
Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Yves Quiquempois, Universite Lille 1 (France)
Mariola Ramirez, Universidad Autonoma Madrid (Spain)
Mahmoud Rasras, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Yuri Reznikov, National Academy of Science (Ukraine)
Jessie Rosenberg, IBM Watson Research Center (USA)
Jae-Hyun Ryou, University of Houston (USA)
Massimo Santarsiero, Roma Tre University (Italy)
Yoav Schechner, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
David Shealy, University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA)
Tero Setala, University of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Adrian Stern, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Vasily Strelkov, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Marija Strojnik, Optical Research Center (Mexico)
Thomas Südmeyer, University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Dingyuan Tang, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Limin Tong, Zhejiang University (China)
Vasan Venugopalan, University of California, Irvine (USA)
Jean-Pierre Veran, National Research Council (Canada)
Frank Vollmer, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Daniel Wasserman, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (USA)
Thomas White, Australian National University (Australia)
Roland Winston, University of California - Merced (USA)
Michael Withford, Macquarie University (Australia)
Maciej Wojtkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)
Gerard Wysocki, Princeton University (USA)
Hongxing Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Ho-Soon Yang, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (South Korea)
Lan Yang, Washington University, St. Louis (USA)
Yoshiaki Yasuno, Tsukuba University (Japan)
Seunghyup Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Seok Hyun (Andy) Yun, Harvard Medical School,Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Michalis Zervas, University of Southampton (UK)
Changhe Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Xiang Zhou, Google (USA)
Ning Hua Zhu, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Yucong Zhu, Nikon Corporation (Japan)


Peer Review E-mail Phone
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager cwashi@osa.org 202-416-1921
General Peer Review Questions opex@osa.org
Optics Express Fax Number 202-416-6129
Feature proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Editorial Production E-mail Phone
Sharon Jeffress, Senior Managing Editor sjeffr@osa.org 202-416-1448
Sara Naughton, Managing Editor snaughton@osa.org 202-416-1920
Sarah Walker, Managing Editor swalker@osa.org 202-416-1482
Laura Allenbaugh, Senior Production Editor lallenbaugh@osa.org 202-416-1418
Lynne Sturtz, Electronic Production Editor lsturtz@osa.org 202-416-1922
Page Charges opex@osa.org
Copyright Permission Requests copyright@osa.org
Online journal technical support elec@osa.org
General Information E-mail Phone
Elizabeth Nolan, Chief Publishing Officer
Kelly Cohen, Senior Publisher
Rob Bernstein, Associate Publisher
M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Christopher Videll, Director, Production & Technology
Tim Fincham, Associate Director, Production and Technology
Dan McDonold, Editorial Director
Keith Allen, Deputy Senior Director of Publishing Sales and Marketing

Archiving and Citation

Optics Express articles are archived electronically and available online from the journal Web site and in the Optics InfoBase repository. In addition, each volume is available in a CD-ROM format. Optics Express articles are uniquely and permanently identified by page, issue, and volume number.

OSA is committed to the permanent retention and preservation in electronic form of scholarly information published in OSA's journals, proceedings, and other publications. In 2000, OSA's mission statement was revised to include archiving as a responsibility and an Archiving Policy (PDF 54KB) was approved by the Board of Directors.

Subscriptions / Access

Optics Express is available free to readers via the Web. There is no subscription fee for access; the journal is funded by modest author publication fees. Sign-up for the free e-mail alerting service and receive the table of contents bi-weekly.

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