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Applied Optics Feature Announcement

Imaging and Applied Optics

Submissions Open: 1 September 2017
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2017

Imaging systems have numerous applications in industrial, military, consumer, and medical settings. Assembling a complete imaging system requires the integration of optics, sensing, image processing, and display rendering. This feature issue is aimed at scientists, engineers, and practitioners interested in understanding how different materials, components, and image processing combine to determine and influence image system performance. Its intent is to bring together the components that define the imaging system and identify the research advances in the areas of use. The design of these optical systems must factor the system as an integrated unit and optimize the performance for the application. There are numerous disciplines that are needed for the design and advancement of an optical system. These disciplines include imaging optics; optical detection; computational, adaptive, and compressive imaging; dis plays, and usability of information. All of these contribute to defining the system.

This feature issue provides participants from OSA's Imaging Congress the opportunity to publish an account of their work as a peer-reviewed archival paper in Applied Optics. Particular emphasis is placed on work from Mathematics in Imaging, Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging, Imaging Systems and Applications, and 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in these areas.

All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the journal. The standard Applied Optics publication charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, the paper needs to add substantial and/or significant new information to the original conference summary. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers found here.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Imaging system design and components: Optical system and lens design; Imaging system design and characterization; Solid-state image sensors and focal plane arrays
  • Imaging modalities and systems: Wide field-of-view imaging; multi/hyper-spectral and polarimetric imaging; microscopy and endoscopy; coherence in imaging
  • Computational, adaptive, and compressive imaging: Wavefront coding, coded aperture systems, and single pixel imagers; lensless and multi-aperture imaging systems; plenoptic imaging systems, image processing, and 3D sensing; new imaging system demonstrations; joint optical-digital system design and optimization; applications of computational imaging
  • The mathematics of imaging: Inverse scattering; regularization; constraints; inversion in the multiple scattering regime; shape optimization; blind deconvolution; phaseless imaging; 3D imaging; imaging through turbulent, random, or highly scattering media; algorithm design; biomimetic imaging
  • Emerging technologies with impact on imaging systems and components: Curved focal plane arrays; novel detector materials; liquid lens technology; plasmonic devices; graded-index components and metamaterials; biologically inspired imaging systems and components
  • Methods to overcome challenges related to imaging systems: Limited dynamic range, depth of field, spatiotemporal resolution; superresolution imaging and resolution enhancement
  • Human vision as it pertains to imaging systems: Image quality and quality metrics; display technology; human interaction with imaging systems
  • Applications of military, industrial, medical, and consumer imaging: Military imaging in all bands; applications of target acquisition, intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR), and persistent surveillance; imaging systems in security, entertainment, and machine vision; Imaging for robotics and process control; imaging systems for medical applications (e.g., microscopy, endoscopy); digital photography and video recording
  • 3D image capture and display: Headset displays; virtual reality; augmented reality

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Applied Optics and must be submitted online through OSA's online submission system. When submitting, authors must specify that the manuscript is for the "Imaging and Applied Optics" feature issue.

Feature Issue Editors

Zeev Zalevsky, Bar Ilan University, Israel (Lead Editor)
Matthew Arnison, Canon Information Systems Research, Australia
Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA
Markus Testorf, Dartmouth College, USA

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