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100 Most Cited Articles JOSA A

To highlight some of the seminal research published in JOSA A, we asked Thomson Reuters, an authoritative aggregator of journal articles, to compile a list of the most-cited articles from JOSA A. They will be free to access throughout 2016.

*As of Summer 2015

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1. Practical cone-beam algorithm

L. A. Feldkamp, L. C. Davis, and J. W. Kress

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(6) 612-619 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 2488

2. Spatiotemporal energy models for the perception of motion

Edward H. Adelson and James R. Bergen

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 284-299 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 1866

3. Discrete-Dipole Approximation For Scattering Calculations

Bruce T. Draine and Piotr J. Flatau

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(4) 1491-1499 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 1540

4. Closed-form solution of absolute orientation using unit quaternions

Berthold K. P. Horn

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(4) 629-642 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 1476

5. Relations between the statistics of natural images and the response properties of cortical cells

David J. Field

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(12) 2379-2394 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 1408

7. Formulation for stable and efficient implementation of the rigorous coupled-wave analysis of binary gratings

M. G. Moharam, Eric B. Grann, Drew A. Pommet, and T. K. Gaylord

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12(5) 1068-1076 (1995)
TOTAL CITES: 1283

8. Exact solutions for nondiffracting beams. I. The scalar theory

J. Durnin

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(4) 651-654 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 1167

9. Stable implementation of the rigorous coupled-wave analysis for surface-relief gratings: enhanced transmittance matrix approach

M. G. Moharam, Drew A. Pommet, Eric B. Grann, and T. K. Gaylord

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12(5) 1077-1086 (1995)
TOTAL CITES: 810

10. Model of human visual-motion sensing

Andrew B. Watson and Albert J. Ahumada

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 322-342 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 754

11. Image rotation, Wigner rotation, and the fractional Fourier transform

Adolf W. Lohmann

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(10) 2181-2186 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 739

12. Low-dimensional procedure for the characterization of human faces

L. Sirovich and M. Kirby

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(3) 519-524 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 731

13. Boundary conditions for the diffusion equation in radiative transfer

Richard C. Haskell, Lars O. Svaasand, Tsong-Tseh Tsay, Ti-Chen Feng, Matthew S. McAdams, and Bruce J. Tromberg

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(10) 2727-2741 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 716

14. Supernormal vision and high-resolution retinal imaging through adaptive optics

Junzhong Liang, David R. Williams, and Donald T. Miller

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(11) 2884-2892 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 695

15. Use of Fourier series in the analysis of discontinuous periodic structures

Lifeng Li

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(9) 1870-1876 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 669

16. Objective measurement of wave aberrations of the human eye with the use of a Hartmann–Shack wave-front sensor

Junzhong Liang, Bernhard Grimm, Stefan Goelz, and Josef F. Bille

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(7) 1949-1957 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 650

17. New formulation of the Fourier modal method for crossed surface-relief gratings

Lifeng Li

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(10) 2758-2767 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 569

18. Elaborated Reichardt detectors

Jan P. H. van Santen and George Sperling

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 300-321 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 559

19. Fractional Fourier transforms and their optical implementation: I

David Mendlovic and Haldun M. Ozaktas

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(9) 1875-1881 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 559

20. Preattentive texture discrimination with early vision mechanisms

Jitendra Malik and Pietro Perona

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(5) 923-932 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 557

21. Highly improved convergence of the coupled-wave method for TM polarization

Philippe Lalanne and G. Michael Morris

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(4) 779-784 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 550

22. Retroreflectance from a dense distribution of spherical particles

Yasuo Kuga and Akira Ishimaru

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(8) 831-835 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 533

23. Drift-balanced random stimuli: a general basis for studying non-Fourier motion perception

Charles Chubb and George Sperling

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(11) 1986-2007 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 514

24. Formulation and comparison of two recursive matrix algorithms for modeling layered diffraction gratings

Lifeng Li

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(5) 1024-1035 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 512

25. Color constancy: a method for recovering surface spectral reflectance

Laurence T. Maloney and Brian A. Wandell

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(1) 29-33 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 462

26. Cladding-mode resonances in short- and long-period fiber grating filters

Turan Erdogan

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(8) 1760-1773 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 458

27. Robust two-dimensional weighted and unweighted phase unwrapping that uses fast transforms and iterative methods

Dennis C. Ghiglia and Louis A. Romero

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(1) 107-117 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 438

28. Aberrations and retinal image quality of the normal human eye

Junzhong Liang and David R. Williams

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(11) 2873-2883 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 431

29. Uncertainty explains many aspects of visual contrast detection and discrimination

Denis G. Pelli

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(9) 1508-1532 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 428

30. Contrast in complex images

Eli Peli

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(10) 2032-2040 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 426

31. Evaluation of linear models of surface spectral reflectance with small numbers of parameters

Laurence T. Maloney

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(10) 1673-1683 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 403

32. Estimating fractal dimension

James Theiler

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(6) 1055-1073 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 401

33. Using phase retrieval to measure the intensity and phase of ultrashort pulses: frequency-resolved optical gating

Rick Trebino and Daniel J. Kane

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(5) 1101-1111 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 395

34. Human luminance pattern-vision mechanisms: masking experiments require a new model

John M. Foley

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(6) 1710-1719 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 395

35. Interpretation of Mueller matrices based on polar decomposition

Shih-Yau Lu and Russell A. Chipman

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(5) 1106-1113 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 394

36. Realization of general nondiffracting beams with computer-generated holograms

Antti Vasara, Jari Turunen, and Ari T. Friberg

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(11) 1748-1754 (1989)
TOTAL CITES: 381

37. Rigorous coupled-wave analysis of metallic surface-relief gratings

M. G. Moharam and T. K. Gaylord

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(11) 1780-1787 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 378

38. Production and uses of diffractionless beams

R. M. Herman and T. A. Wiggins

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8(6) 932-942 (1991)
TOTAL CITES: 356

39. Monochromatic aberrations of the human eye in a large population

Jason Porter, Antonio Guirao, Ian G. Cox, and David R. Williams

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(8) 1793-1803 (2001)
TOTAL CITES: 354

40. Fractional Fourier transforms and their optical implementation. II

Haldun M. Ozaktas and David Mendlovic

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(12) 2522-2531 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 348

41. Calculation of the T matrix and the scattering matrix for ensembles of spheres

Daniel W. Mackowski and Michael I. Mishchenko

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(11) 2266-2278 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 341

42. Light scattering from a sphere arbitrarily located in a Gaussian beam, using a Bromwich formulation

G. Gouesbet, B. Maheu, and G. Gréhan

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(9) 1427-1443 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 338

43. Temporal covariance model of human motion perception

Jan P. H. van Santen and George Sperling

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(5) 451-473 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 336

44. Discriminant analysis for recognition of human face images

Kamran Etemad and Rama Chellappa

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(8) 1724-1733 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 335

45. Geometries and materials for subwavelength surface plasmon modes

Rashid Zia, Mark D. Selker, Peter B. Catrysse, and Mark L. Brongersma

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21(12) 2442-2446 (2004)
TOTAL CITES: 335

46. Convolution, filtering, and multiplexing in fractional Fourier domains and their relation to chirp and wavelet transforms

Haldun M. Ozaktas, Billur Barshan, David Mendlovic, and Levent Onural

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(2) 547-559 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 334

47. Model for the extraction of image flow

David J. Heeger

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(8) 1455-1471 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 330

48. Hierarchical Bayesian inference in the visual cortex

Tai Sing Lee and David Mumford

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20(7) 1434-1448 (2003)
TOTAL CITES: 330

49. Characteristic spectra of Munsell colors

J. P. S. Parkkinen, J. Hallikainen, and T. Jaaskelainen

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(2) 318-322 (1989)
TOTAL CITES: 324

50. Affine structure from motion

Jan J. Koenderink and Andrea J. van Doorn

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8(2) 377-385 (1991)
TOTAL CITES: 324

51. Statistical variation of aberration structure and image quality in a normal population of healthy eyes

Larry N. Thibos, Xin Hong, Arthur Bradley, and Xu Cheng

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(12) 2329-2348 (2002)
TOTAL CITES: 322

52. Closed-form solution of absolute orientation using orthonormal matrices

Berthold K. P. Horn, Hugh M. Hilden, and Shahriar Negahdaripour

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(7) 1127-1135 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 319

53. Improved solutions of the steady-state and the time-resolved diffusion equations for reflectance from a semi-infinite turbid medium

Alwin Kienle and Michael S. Patterson

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(1) 246-254 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 315

54. Light scattering by randomly oriented axially symmetric particles

M. I. Mishchenko

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8(6) 871-882 (1991)
TOTAL CITES: 314

55. Age and visual search: expanding the useful field of view

Karlene K. Ball, Bettina L. Beard, Daniel L. Roenker, Richard L. Miller, and David S. Griggs

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(12) 2210-2219 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 300

56. Direct phase determination in hologram interferometry with use of digitally recorded holograms

Ulf Schnars

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(7) 2011-2015 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 298

57. Luminance and chromatic modulation sensitivity of macaque ganglion cells and human observers

Barry B. Lee, Joel Pokorny, Vivianne C. Smith, Paul R. Martin, and Arne Valbergt

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(12) 2223-2236 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 296

58. Anomalous refractive properties of photonic crystals

Boris Gralak, Stefan Enoch, and Gérard Tayeb

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17(6) 1012-1020 (2000)
TOTAL CITES: 285

59. Phase retrieval from the magnitude of the Fourier transforms of nonperiodic objects

J. Miao, D. Sayre, and H. N. Chapman

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(6) 1662-1669 (1998)
TOTAL CITES: 285

60. Perceived velocity of moving chromatic gratings

Patrick Cavanagh, Christopher W. Tyler, and Olga Eizner Favreau

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(8) 893-899 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 282

61. Propagation of photon-density waves in strongly scattering media containing an absorbing semi-infinite plane bounded by a straight edge

Joshua B. Fishkin and Enrico Gratton

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(1) 127-140 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 280

62. Digital holographic interference-phase measurement using the Fourier-transform method

Thomas Kreis

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(6) 847-855 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 278

63. Statistics of cone responses to natural images: implications for visual coding

Daniel L. Ruderman, Thomas W. Cronin, and Chuan-Chin Chiao

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(8) 2036-2045 (1998)
TOTAL CITES: 274

64. Experimental study of scattering from characterized random surfaces

K. A. O’Donnell and E. R. Mendez

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(7) 1194-1205 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 274

65. Properties of a 4Pi confocal fluorescence microscope

Stefan Hell and Ernst H. K. Stelzer

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9(12) 2159-2166 (1992)
TOTAL CITES: 269

66. Model for photon migration in turbid biological media

R. F. Bonner, R. Nossal, S. Havlin, and G. H. Weiss

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(3) 423-432 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 266

67. Multilayer modal method for diffraction gratings of arbitrary profile, depth, and permittivity

Lifeng Li

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(12) 2581-2591 (1993)
TOTAL CITES: 265

68. Postadaptation orientation discrimination

D. Regan and K. I. Beverley

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 147-155 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 263

69. High-resolution ab initio three-dimensional x-ray diffraction microscopy

Henry N. Chapman, Anton Barty, Stefano Marchesini, Aleksandr Noy, Stefan P. Hau-Riege, Congwu Cui, Malcolm R. Howells, Rachel Rosen, Haifeng He, John C. H. Spence, Uwe Weierstall, Tobias Beetz, Chris Jacobsen, and David Shapiro

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23(5) 1179-1200 (2006)
TOTAL CITES: 262

70. Temporal coupled-mode theory for the Fano resonance in optical resonators

Shanhui Fan, Wonjoo Suh, and J. D. Joannopoulos

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20(3) 569-572 (2003)
TOTAL CITES: 260

71. Thin-films field-transfer matrix theory of planar multilayer waveguides and reflection from prism-loaded waveguides

John Chilwell and Ian Hodgkinson

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(7) 742-753 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 260

72. Saturated patterned excitation microscopy—a concept for optical resolution improvement

Rainer Heintzmann, Thomas M. Jovin, and Christoph Cremer

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(8) 1599-1609 (2002)
TOTAL CITES: 259

73. High-resolution image recovery from image-plane arrays, using convex projections

Henry Stark and Peyma Oskoui

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(11) 1715-1726 (1989)
TOTAL CITES: 253

74. Addition of a channel mechanism to the ideal-observer model

Kyle J. Myers and Harrison H. Barrett

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(12) 2447-2457 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 253

75. Electromagnetic diffraction of light focused through a planar interface between materials of mismatched refractive indices: an integral representation

P. Török, P. Varga, Z. Laczik, and G. R. Booker

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12(2) 325-332 (1995)
TOTAL CITES: 252

76. Contribution of the cornea and internal surfaces to the change of ocular aberrations with age

Pablo Artal, Esther Berrio, Antonio Guirao, and Patricia Piers

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(1) 137-143 (2002)
TOTAL CITES: 252

77. Phase retrieval by iterated projections

Veit Elser

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20(1) 40-55 (2003)
TOTAL CITES: 249

78. Iterative Fourier-transform algorithm applied to computer holography

Frank Wyrowski and Olof Bryngdahl

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5(7) 1058-1065 (1988)
TOTAL CITES: 249

79. Reconstruction of a complex-valued object from the modulus of its Fourier transform using a support constraint

J. R. Fienup

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(1) 118-123 (1987)
TOTAL CITES: 244

80. Calculation of total cross sections of multiple-sphere clusters

Daniel W. Mackowski

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(11) 2851-2861 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 243

81. X-ray imaging with submicrometer resolution employing transparent luminescent screens

Andreas Koch, Carsten Raven, Per Spanne, and Anatoly Snigirev

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(7) 1940-1951 (1998)
TOTAL CITES: 240

82. Objective assessment of image quality: effects of quantum noise and object variability

Harrison H. Barrett

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(7) 1266-1278 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 240

83. Modified line-element theory for spatial-frequency and width discrimination

Hugh R. Wilson and Douglas J. Gelb

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1(1) 124-131 (1984)
TOTAL CITES: 239

84. Efficient nonlinear algorithm for envelope detection in white light interferometry

Kieran G. Larkin

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(4) 832-843 (1996)
TOTAL CITES: 238

85. Scattering by a random set of parallel cylinders

D. Felbacq, G. Tayeb, and D. Maystre

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(9) 2526-2538 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 237

86. Model of visual contrast gain control and pattern masking

Andrew B. Watson and Joshua A. Solomon

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(9) 2379-2391 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 237

87. Anatomically accurate, finite model eye for optical modeling

Hwey-Lan Liou and Noel A. Brennan

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(8) 1684-1695 (1997)
TOTAL CITES: 233

88. Simultaneous color constancy

Lawrence Arend and Adam Reeves

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(10) 1743-1751 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 231

89. Joint estimation of object and aberrations by using phase diversity

Richard G. Paxman, Timothy J. Schulz, and James R. Fienup

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9(7) 1072-1085 (1992)
TOTAL CITES: 231

90. Hyperacuity thresholds of 1 sec: theoretical predictions and empirical validation

Stanley A. Klein and Dennis M. Levi

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(7) 1170-1190 (1985)
TOTAL CITES: 229

91. Diffractive optical elements: iterative calculation of quantized, blazed phase structures

Frank Wyrowski

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(6) 961-969 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 227

92. Eye movements and optical flow

William H. Warren and Danial J. Hannon

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 7(1) 160-169 (1990)
TOTAL CITES: 225

93. Atmospheric turbulence effects on a partially coherent Gaussian beam: implications for free-space laser communication

Jennifer C. Ricklin and Frederic M. Davidson

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(9) 1794-1802 (2002)
TOTAL CITES: 225

94. Light propagation through nanometer-sized structures: the two-dimensional-aperture scanning near-field optical microscope

L. Novotny, D. W. Pohl, and P. Regli

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(6) 1768-1779 (1994)
TOTAL CITES: 219

95. Application of the Wigner distribution function to partially coherent light

Martin J. Bastiaans

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(8) 1227-1238 (1986)
TOTAL CITES: 217

96. Nondiffracting optical fields: some remarks on their analysis and synthesis

G. Indebetouw

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(1) 150-152 (1989)
TOTAL CITES: 216

97. Dynamics of the eye’s wave aberration

Heidi Hofer, Pablo Artal, Ben Singer, Juan Luis Aragón, and David R. Williams

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(3) 497-506 (2001)
TOTAL CITES: 216

98. Use of grating theories in integrated optics

Eric Silberstein, Philippe Lalanne, Jean-Paul Hugonin, and Qing Cao

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(11) 2865-2875 (2001)
TOTAL CITES: 215

99. Material parameter estimation with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

Timothy D. Dorney, Richard G. Baraniuk, and Daniel M. Mittleman

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(7) 1562-1571 (2001)
TOTAL CITES: 214

100. Natural demodulation of two-dimensional fringe patterns. I. General background of the spiral phase quadrature transform

Kieran G. Larkin, Donald J. Bone, and Michael A. Oldfield

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18(8) 1862-1870 (2001)
TOTAL CITES: 214

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