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The Optical Society (OSA) publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Optics Letters offers rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. Optics Letters covers the latest research in optical science, including optical measurements, optical components and devices, atmospheric optics, biomedical optics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, optical processing, optoelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical storage and holography, optical coherence, polarization, quantum electronics, ultrafast optical phenomena, photonic crystals, and fiber optics. Criteria used in determining acceptability of contributions include newsworthiness to a substantial part of the optics community and the effect of rapid publication on the research of others. This journal, published twice each month, is where readers look for the latest discoveries in optics.

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 3.416*
Total Citations: 61,986 (ranked 3rd out of 92 journals)*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.10446 (ranked 4th out of 92 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 79 (ranked 4th out of 20 top journals)
Median Time to Web Publication: 66 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
June 2017 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board

Xi-Cheng Zhang,
University of Rochester, USA

Deputy Editors

Andrea Galtarossa, University of Padova, Italy
Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Edward Whittaker, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Feature Editors
Andrea M. Armani, University of Southern California
Brian Justus, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Brian Applegate, Texas A&M University, USA (Biomedical Optics)
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China (nano-photonics and plasmonics)
Ole Bang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark (General Optics and Optical Design)
Randy A. Bartels, Colorado State University, USA (Ultrafast Optics and Spectroscopy)
Marco Bellini, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica—CNR, Italy (Ultrafast and Highly Nonlinear Optics, and Quantum Optics)
Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, Italy (Fiber optics and optical communications)
Riccardo Borghi, Universiá degli Studi "Roma Tre", Italy (propagation, polarization, scattering, and coherence)
Benoit Boulanger, Institut Néel CNRS, France (Nonlinear and Quantum Optics, Material Engineering)
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (Terahertz and Meta-materials)
Weidong Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, China (Lasers, Laser Materials and Devices, and Structured Laser Beams)
Zhigang Chen, Nankai University, China and San Francisco State University, USA (Nonlinear optics and photonics, Optical manipulation, Solitons and Chaos)
Gabriella Cipparrone, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy (Liquid Crystal and Related Nonlinear Optics)
Charles DiMarzio, Northeastern University, USA (Microscopy)
Mable P. Fok, University of Georgia, USA (Microwave Photonics)
Goëry Genty, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics)
Mircea D. Guina, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (semiconductor lasers)
Sivanandan S. Harilal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Laser Spectroscopy, Plasma Spectroscopy, Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy)
Jian-Jun He, Zhejiang University, China (Semiconductor Lasers, Opto-electronics and Integrated Optics)
Xiaoyong Hu, Peking University, China (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics)
Yaroslav Kartashov, Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (Nonlinear optics, Diffraction, and Beam propagation)
DaiSik Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea (Nano-photonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials)
Xiaoying Li, Tianjin University, China (Quantum Optics)
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA (Biophotonics)
Boris Luk'yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, Singapore (Nonlinear Optics)
Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, Canada (Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Imaging)
Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan (Holography and Display)
Robert R. McLeod, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (Optical Fabrication, Photopolymers, and Microscopy)
Arnaud Mussot, University of Lille, France (Nonlinear Optics)
Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Integrated Photonics)
Norihiko Nishizawa, Nagoya University, Japan (Optical Fiber Laser)
Paulo Nussenzveig, University of São Paulo, Brazil (Quantum Optics)
Yoshitomo Okawachi, Columbia University, USA (Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Photonics)
Jim Oliver, University of Rochester, USA (Thin Film Optics and Laser Damaging)
Oleg Palashov, Federal Research Center Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (High Power Laser, Laser Materials and Devices)
Luca Palmieri, University of Padova, Italy (Fiber Optics and Sensors)
Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute, Germany (Lasers)
Clifford R. Pollock, Cornell University, USA (Tunable Lasers, Optical Waveguide Devices, and Optical Spectroscopy of Solid State Material)
Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, USA (Optical System Design)
Hartmut Roskos, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Germany (THz Technology, and Ultrafast Semiconductor physics)
José Luís Santos, University of Porto, Portugal (Fiber Optics, Fiber Sensors, and Optical Communication)
Marc Sciamanna, CentraleSupélec, France (Diode lasers/Semiconductor lasers, Nonlinear optics, Chaos)
Lawrence Shah, The Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The University of Central Florida, USA (Optical Fiber Lasers)
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Wiendelt Steenbergen, University of Twente, the Netherlands (Opto-acoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy, Biomedical Optics)
Guenter Steinmeyer, Max Born Institute and the Optoelectronics Research Centre—Tampere, Germany (Ultrafast Optical Phenomena)
Hong-Bo Sun, Jilin University, China (Laser Nano-fabrication, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Micro-optics, and Integrated System at Nano-scale)
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester, USA (Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics)
David Voelz, New Mexico State University, USA (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Brian Vohnsen, University College Dublin, Ireland (Vision, Adaptive Optics, and Geometrical Optics)
Jian Wang, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (Optical Communication, Optical Fiber, and Integrated Photonics)
Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa, Canada (microwave photonics)
X. Steve Yao, General Photonics Corp, USA (Fiber optics and optical communications; Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology; Optical devices)


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