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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: 3.714*
Total Citations: 70,740 (ranked 3rd out of 97 journals)*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.08737 (ranked 4th out of 97 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 77 (ranked 6th among Optics & Photonics journals)
Median Time to Web Publication: 73 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the Journal Citation Reports (Source Clarivate, 2020)
2020 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board

Miguel Alonso,
Aix Marseille Université, Institut Fresnel, and Centrale Marseille, France
University of Rochester, USA

Deputy Editors

Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Edward Whittaker, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Feature Editor
Andrea M. Armani, University of Southern California
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Kazi Abedin, LGS Innovations—CACI, USA (Optical Fibers and Communications, Fiber Lasers and Sensors)
Tatiana Alieva, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (Propagation, Polarization, Scattering, and Coherence)
Tatiana Amotchkina, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (Thin Film Optics)
Cristian Antonelli, University of L'Aquila, Italy (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Daniele Brida, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Ultrafast Optics, Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Plasmonics, and Broadband Nonlinear Optics)
Hou-Tong Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (Terahertz and Meta-materials)
Weidong Chen, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Lasers, Laser Materials and Devices, and Structured Laser Beams)
Gabriella Cipparrone, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy (Liquid Crystal and Related Nonlinear Optics)
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China (Silicon Integrated Photonics)
Yongkang Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (Optical Fiber Devices and Sensors)
Avishay Eyal, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (Scattering and Polarization)
Jing Feng, Jilin University, China (Micro- and Nanostructure Fabrication, Surface Plasmons, Light-emitting Polymers, and Thin Film Devices)
Mable P. Fok, University of Georgia, USA (Microwave Photonics)
Michael Galili, DTU Fotonik, Denmark (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Jie Gao, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA (Metamaterials, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics)
Patrice Genevet, CNRS, France (Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Nonlinear Optics)
Goëry Genty, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics)
Rachel Grange, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Switzerland (Nonlinear and Quantum Optics)
Sivanandan S. Harilal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Laser Spectroscopy, Plasma Spectroscopy, Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy)
Michaël Hemmer, JILA, University of Colorado, USA (Ultrafast Lasers and Laser Measurement)
Javier A. Jo, Texas A&M University, USA (Biomedical Optics)
Hideaki Kano, Kyushu University, Japan (Microscopy and Imaging)
Yaroslav Kartashov, Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (Nonlinear optics, Diffraction, and Beam propagation)
Antonio Khoury, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil (Quantum Optics)
Chang-Seok Kim, Pusan National University, South Korea (Fiber Optics, Fiber Sensors, and Biomedical Optical Systems and Sensing)
DaiSik Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea (Nano-photonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials)
Olga Kosareva, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Laser-induced Filamentation)
Anand Kumar, Harvard Medical School, USA (Medical Optics and Biotechnology, Spectroscopy, Imaging Systems, and Microscopy)
Xiaoying Li, Tianjin University, China (Quantum Optics)
Xingde Li, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA (Biophotonics)
Xun Li, McMaster University, Canada (Integrated Optics and Optical Communication)
Xiaoyan Liang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China (Ultrafast and Solid-state Lasers)
Gong-Ru Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Integrated Optics and Optical Communication)
Weiwei Liu, Nankai University, China (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and THz Photonics)
Cuicui Lu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (Nanophotonics)
Hanne Ludvigsen, Aalto University, Finland (Optical Fibers)
Cristina Masoller, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (Lasers and Laser Optics, Optoelectronics)
Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan (Holography and Display)
Mohammad-Ali Miri, Queens College of CUNY, USA (Optical Propagation and Scattering)
Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Integrated Photonics)
Norihiko Nishizawa, Nagoya University, Japan (Optical Fiber Laser)
Yoshitomo Okawachi, Columbia University, USA (Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Photonics)
Razvigor Ossikovski, Ecole Polytechnique, France (Polarimetry, Mueller Matrices, Ellipsometry)
Oleg Palashov, Federal Research Center Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia (High Power Laser, Laser Materials and Devices)
Francesca Parmigiani, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK (Optical Communications, Optical Fibers, Optical Transmission, and Optical Signal Processing)
Soma Venugopal Rao, University of Hyderabad, India (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, Photonics, and Ultrafast Spectroscopy)
Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, USA (Optical System Design)
Harald Schwefel, University of Otago, New Zealand (Nonlinear Light-Matter Interaction, Frequency Conversion, Frequency Combs, Applications in Sensing)
Marc Sciamanna, CentraleSupélec, France (Diode lasers/Semiconductor lasers, Nonlinear optics, Chaos)
Andriy Shevchenko, Aalto University, Finland (Light Propagation, Coherence and Polarization, Light-matter Interaction at Nanoscale, and Optical Metamaterials)
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Enrique Tajahuerce, Universitat Jaume I, Spain (Holography, Compressive Sensing, and Diffractive Optical Elements)
Lei Tian, Boston University, USA (Computational Imaging and Sensing, Neurophotonics, Microscopy, Biomedical Imaging
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester, USA (Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics)
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)
Thomas Weiss, University of Stuttgart, Germany (Plasmonics, Sensors, Metamaterials, Gratings, and Fibers)
Dong Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China (Femtosecond Laser Micro/Nanofabrication)
Heping Zeng, East China Normal University, China (Optical Fiber Laser and Optical Device)
Quing (Ching) Zhu, Washington University, St. Louis, USA (Photoacoustics)


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