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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

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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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Real-time and accurate rail wear measurement method and experimental analysis
When a train is running on uneven or curved rails, it generates violent vibrations on the rails. As a result,... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1721-1729 (2014)

Realization of hybrid compressive imaging strategies
The tendency of natural scenes to cluster around low frequencies is not only useful in image compression, it... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1716-1720 (2014)

Intrinsic optical torque of cylindrical vector beams on Rayleigh absorptive spherical particles
The intrinsic optical torque of a focused cylindrical vector beam on a Rayleigh absorptive spherical particle... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1710-1715 (2014)

Projection operator method for biperiodic diffraction gratings with anisotropic/bianisotropic generalizations
The “projection operator” method is a variation of the normal-vector method for simulating... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1698-1709 (2014)

Electromagnetic modelization of spherical focusing on a one-dimensional grating thanks to a conical B-spline modal method
Focusing light onto nanostructures thanks to spherical lenses is a first step in enhancing the field and is... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 8, pp.1692-1697 (2014)

Modulation transfer function of a triangular pixel array detector
The modulation transfer function (MTF) is the main parameter that is used to evaluate image quality in... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1688-1691 (2014)

Object-color-signal prediction using wraparound Gaussian metamers
Alexander Logvinenko introduced an object-color atlas based on idealized reflectances called rectangular... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1680-1687 (2014)

Spatial–temporal-covariance-based modeling, analysis, and simulation of aero-optics wavefront aberrations
We introduce a framework for modeling, analysis, and simulation of aero-optics wavefront aberrations that is... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1666-1679 (2014)

Nonparaxial propagation and focusing properties of azimuthal-variant vector fields diffracted by an annular aperture
Based on the vectorial Rayleigh–Sommerfeld integrals, the analytical expressions for azimuthal-variant... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1657-1665 (2014)

Accuracy of sun localization in the second step of sky-polarimetric Viking navigation for north determination: a planetarium experiment
It is a widely discussed hypothesis that Viking seafarers might have been able to locate the position of the... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1645-1656 (2014)

Silhouette estimation
Silhouettes arise in a variety of imaging scenarios. Pristine silhouettes are often degraded via blurring,... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1636-1644 (2014)

Partial polarization of optical beams and near fields probed with a nanoscatterer
We consider theoretically the detection of the spectral polarization characteristics of random, partially... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1627-1635 (2014)

Majorization and measures of classical polarization in three dimensions
There has been much discussion in the literature about rival measures of classical polarization in three... JOSA A, Vol. 31 Issue 7, pp.1620-1626 (2014)

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Advances in Lithography
  • Andreas Erdmann, Apo Sezginer
  • Submission Opens: 1 June 2014; Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014

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Color Vision
  • Rigmor Baraas, Valerie Bonnardel, Steven L. Buck, Barry B. Lee, Delwin Lindsey, Michael A. Webster, and John S. Werner
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Color Vision
  • Rigmor Baraas, Steven L. Buck, Barry B. Lee, Michael A. Webster, and John S. Werner
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Adaptive Optics
  • Julian Christou, Brent Ellerbroek, Thierry Fusco, and Donald Miller
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Ideal Observers and Efficiency
  • Craig Abbey, Jason Gold, Daniel Kersten, and Bosco Tjan
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Optical High-Performance Computing
  • H. John Caulfield, Shlomi Dolev, and William M. J. Green
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Interactive Science Publishing
  • Stephen A. Burns and Joseph Izatt
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Image Quality
  • Matthew Kupinski, Andrew Watson, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Kyle Myers, and Miguel Eckstein
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Photonic Metamaterials: from Random to Periodic
  • Vladimir M. Shalaev, Azriel Genack, and Evgenii Narimanov
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Advances in Retinal Imaging
  • Joseph Carroll, Wolfgang Drexler, and Austin Roorda
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