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Applied Optics

Applied Optics


Applied Optics
Editor-in-Chief: Ronald Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems
ISSN: 1559-128X (print)
ISSN: 2155-3165 (online)
36 issues per year

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About Applied Optics

Applied Optics publishes in-depth peer-reviewed content that covers applications-centered research in optics. These articles cover research in optical technology, photonics, lasers, information processing, sensing and environmental optics.

Applied Optics' research articles should:

  • Concentrate on practical applications of science and technology,
  • Introduce new science or technology by either increasing understanding of existing research or reporting novel applications,
  • Include the development and performance of technologies when applying theories,
  • Provide sufficient background, detail, and explanation so that others can reproduce the results, and so that the significance of the work is clear.

In addition to regular research and review articles, Applied Optics is now publishing Engineering and Laboratory Notes (E&L Notes). E&L Notes are brief articles devoted to the design, analysis, fabrication, integration, alignment, and measurement techniques used when creating optical components and systems. E&L Notes offers a unique way to publish observations from your engineering notebook in Applied Optics.

Submission Instructions

Please see the author information page for instructions to prepare and submit a manuscript.

Editorial Board


Ronald Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems

Division Editors

James G. Grote, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Myung Keun Kim, University of South Florida
Eugenio Mendez, CICESE

Feature Editors

Gisele Bennett, Georgia Institute of Technology
Brian Monacelli, The Optical Sciences Co.

Topical Editors

Emmanuel A. Anagnostakis, Hellenic Air Force Academy (Optoelectronics, Photonic Nanodevices, and Detectors)
Mohammad R.N. Avanaki, Wayne State University (Fiber Optics Sensors, Optical Coherence Tomography and Photoacoustic Microscopy)
Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton (Dynamic Holography and Polymers)
Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Integrated Optics, lasers, and optical sensors; Silicon Photonics)
Eva Campo, Bangor University, UK (Nanophotonics and Optical Fabrication)
Nanguang Chen, National University of Singapore (optical microscopy and biomedical optics)
Alessandro Chiasera, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie IFN-CNR (Integrated Optics)
Alejandro Cornejo-Rodríguez, INAOE, Mexico (Metrology, Testing, Optical design)
Geoffrey Cranch, Naval Research Laboratory (Optical Fiber and Waveguide Devices; Optical Sensors)
Jesse A. Frantz, Naval Research Laboratory (Thin Films)
Augusto Garcia-Valenzuela, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Light Scattering)
Jihong Geng, AdValue Photonics (Glass Optics and Lasers)
Francois Goudail, Institut d'Optique (Target Detection and Recognition; Statistical Image Processing)
Frank (Kenneth) Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RXAP), USA (Sensors and Instrumentation)
Steve Kim, UES, Inc (Organic Optics: Chemical Diagnosis)
Taegeun Kim, Sejong University (Digital Holography and 3-D Optical Pattern Recognition)
Gilles Lerondel, Université de Technologie de Troyes (materials science, nanooptics, and photonics)
Ricardo Letelier, Oregon State University (Ocean Optics: Ocean Color Remote Sensing)
Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology (3D Dynamic Holographic Display, Micro-/Nano- Optical Elements)
Jung-Ping Liu, Feng Chia University (holographic data storage and holographic display)
Tariq Manzur, US Navy (Optical Devices, Lasers, and Imaging Systems)
Mario Carlos Marconi, Colorado State University (Extreme UV and Soft-X-Ray Lithography)
Daniel Marks, Duke University (Compressive Sensing, Microscopy, and Spectroscopy)
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (CIO) (Nondestructive Testing)
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Institute of Applied Physics—CNR (Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Optoelectronics)
Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University (3D Display and Optical Information Processing)
Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, Exnodes (Computational Imaging)
Giancarlo Pedrini, Stuttgart University (Digital Holography and Speckle Interferometry)
Pascal Picart, ENSIM, Université du Maine, France (Holographic Interferometry and Metrological Instrumentation)
Ileana Rau, Politehnica University of Bucharest (Nonlinear Optics; Devices and Instrumentation)
Oliver Reitebuch, German Aerospace Center DLR (Atmospheric Physics, Wind Lidar, Spaceborne Lidar, and Remote Sensing)
Joseph Rosen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Digital Holography, 3-D Sensing, and Display)
Yunlong Sheng, University Laval (Nano-optics, plasmonics and optical trapping)
Wei Shi, Tianjin University (Nonlinear Optics and Lasers)
Ingve Simonsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Surface Scattering, Diffraction, Theory Wave Propagation)
Guohai Situ, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (Optical Imaging and Optical Signal Processing)
Feng Song, Nankai University (Lasers)
Ching-Cherng Sun, National Central University (Lighting and Display Optics; Volume Holography)
Anna Sytchkova, ENEA (Optical Coatings Technology)
Catherine E. Towers, University of Leeds (Optical Metrology and Interferometry)
Peter Tsang, City University of Hong Kong (Computer-Generated Holography)
Erik Vartiainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology (Spectroscopy and Optical Materials)
Timothy D. Wilkinson, University of Cambridge (Displays, Liquid Crystals, and Reconfigurable Photonic Materials)
Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Nihon University (Computer-Generated Holography and 3D Display)
Qiwen Zhan, University of Dayton Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Nano-Metallic Photonics, and Polarization)
Giuseppe Zibordi, Institute for Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre (Ocean Color, Optical Radiometry, Marine Optics)
Weiyao Zou, ASML Optics Inc (Optical design and instrumentation)


Peer Review E-mail Phone
Nicole Williams-Jones, Peer Review Coordinator nwjones@osa.org 202-416-1969
General peer review questions aomss@osa.org
Applied Optics Fax Number 202-416-6129
Feature Proposals dmcdonold@osa.org
Editorial Production E-mail Phone
Cristina Kapler (copy editing, proofs, scheduling), Managing Editor ckapler@osa.org 202-416-1489
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M. Scott Dineen, Senior Director, Publishing, Production & Technology.
Jennifer Mayfield, Deputy Senior Director, Electronic Publications
Christopher Videll Director, Production & Technology
Carmelita Washington, Peer Review Manager
Keith Allen, Deputy Sr. Director of Publishing Sales and Marketing

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