Applied Optics welcomes submissions to a feature issue on “Light and Color in Nature” in conjunction with the International Conference on Light and Color in Nature, which was held in Bar Harbor, ME on 15-18 July 2019. This issue will focus on the interplay of light with the landscape and other naked-eye phenomena. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.
This feature issue will explore the wide range of natural optical phenomena that can be seen in our natural environment, and the results of experimental and theoretical investigations undertaken to improve understanding of these phenomena.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Applied Optics Publication Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see OSA's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.
Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Applied Optics and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Light and Color in Nature.
Charles Adler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA (Lead Editor)
Laura Bagge, Air Force Research Lab, USA
Alex Haußmann, Micro-Epsilon GmbH, Germany