Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Applications of Adaptive Optics" in conjunction with the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, which will be held virtually. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.
Adaptive optics is now playing a major role in multiple branches of optics and photonics ranging from the original work in astronomy and atmospheric turbulence correction through to ongoing development for application to microscopy, ophthalmology, telecommunications, etc. The work covers a range of theory and simulations, laboratory-based experimental work through to trials and deployment on a wide range of operational systems (telescopes, clinics, life science laboratories, etc.). Since the initial work in the field, the methodology has found applications in a very wide area of science and it is anticipated that the techniques will soon be incorporated into a wide range of commercially available products. In the past 15 years there has been an explosion in the range of applications being explored.
This special issue will cover methods, analysis, components, and applications related to Adaptive Optics. 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All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal.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 Optics Express Article Processing 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 Optics Express and submit through OSA's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Applications of Adaptive Optics.
Julian Christou, University of Arizona, USA (Lead Editor)
John Girkin, Durham University, UK
Caroline Kulcsár, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
Laura Young, Newcastle University, UK