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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: 3.292*
Total Citations: 55,580 (ranked 3rd out of 86 journals)*
EigenFactor Score: 0.12733 (ranked 4th out of 86 journals)*
Median Time to Web Publication: 78 days
*According to Optics category rankings in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

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Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief
Xi-Cheng Zhang,
University of Rochester (USA)


Deputy Editors
Peter Andersen, Technical University of Denmark
Brian Justus, Naval Research Laboratory
Andrea Galtarossa, University of Padova
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Brian Applegate, Texas A&M University (Biomedical Optics)
Andrea Armani, University of Southern California (Integrated Optics)
Gaetano Assanto, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre (Integrated Optics and Nonlinear Optics)
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University (nano-photonics and plasmonics)
John Ballato, Clemson University (Spectroscopy and Optical Materials)
Ole Bang, Technical University of Denmark (General Optics and Optical Design)
Randy A. Bartels, Colorado State University (Ultrafast Optics and Spectroscopy)
Milivoj Belic, Texas A&M University at Qatar (Nonlinear Optics)
Marco Bellini, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica—CNR (Ultrafast and Highly Nonlinear Optics, and Quantum Optics)
Antonella Bogoni, CNIT (Fiber optics and optical communications)
Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University (Surface Plasmon Polaritons, Metamaterials, Nanophotonics, and Photonic Crystal Waveguides)
Riccardo Borghi, Universiá degli Studi "Roma Tre" (propagation, polarization, scattering, and coherence)
Benoit Boulanger, Institut Néel CNRS (Nonlinear and Quantum Optics, Material Engineering)
Misha Brodsky, AT&T Labs (Quantum Optics; Optical Communications)
Daniel Thomas Cassidy, McMaster University (DFB, Quantum Well, and External Cavity Diode Lasers)
Zhigang Chen, San Francisco State University (Nonlinear optics and photonics, Optical manipulation, Solitons and Chaos)
Charles DiMarzio, Northeastern University (Microscopy)
Fabio Di Teodoro, The Aerospace Corporation (Fiber Lasers, Amplifiers, and remote sensing)
Pietro Ferraro, Istituto di Cibernetica (CNR) (Microscopy, Materials Characterization, and Phase Imaging)
Mircea D. Guina, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (semiconductor lasers)
L. Michael Hayden, University of Maryland—Baltimore County (Nonlinear Optics; THz Generation)
Jian-Jun He, Zhejiang University (Semiconductor Lasers, Opto-electronics and Integrated Optics)
Xiaoyong Hu, Peking University (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics)
Olga Korotkova, University of Miami (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Dietmar Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover (Lasers, Ultrafast Lasers, Fiber Lasers, and Materials Processing)
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo (Vision)
Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University (Holography and Holographic Storage)
Kristjan Leosson, University of Iceland (Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials)
Svetlana Lukishova, University of Rochester (Nonlinear Optics, Liquid Crystals, and Nanophotonics)
Boris Lukyanchuk, Data Storage Institute (Nonlinear Optics)
Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto (Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Imaging)
Robert R. McLeod, University of Colorado at Boulder (Optical Fabrication, Photopolymers, and Microscopy)
Arnaud Mussot, University of Lille (Nonlinear Optics)
Irina Novikova, College of William and Mary (Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics)
Paulo Nussenzveig, University of São Paulo (Quantum Optics)
Jim Oliver, University of Rochester (Thin Film Optics and Laser Damaging)
Luca Palmieri, University of Padova (Fiber Optics and Sensors)
Valentin Petrov, Max Born Institute (Lasers)
Clifford R. Pollock, Cornell University (Tunable Lasers, Optical Waveguide Devices, and Optical Spectroscopy of Solid State Material)
Carsten Rockstuhl, Institute of Solid State Theory and Optics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Metamaterials, Nanophotonics, and Solar Cells)
Hartmut Roskos, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität (THz Technology, and Ultrafast Semiconductor physics)
José Luís Santos, University of Porto (Fiber Optics, Fiber Sensors, and Optical Communication)
Lawrence Shah, The Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, The University of Central Florida (Optical Fiber Lasers)
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Guenter Steinmeyer, Max Born Institute and the Optoelectronics Research Centre - Tampere (Ultrafast Optical Phenomena)
Michael Sumetsky, Aston University, UK (Fiber Optics)
Hong-Bo Sun, Jilin University (Laser Nano-fabrication, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Micro-optics, and Integrated System at Nano-scale)
Chi-Kuang Sun, National Taiwan University (Ultrafast Phenomena, THz Technologies, and Biophotonic Imaging)
Jani Tervo, University of Eastern Finland (physical optics, coherence and diffractive optics)
Ton van Leeuwen, University of Amsterdam (Optical Coherence Measurements and Biomedical Optics)
Gracie Vargas, University of Texas Medical Branch (Bio-optics, Sensing, Imaging, and Scattering)
Igor Vurgaftman, Naval Research Laboratory (Semiconductor Lasers)
Edward Whittaker, Stevens Institute of Technology (Spectroscopy)
Jianping Yao, University of Ottawa (microwave photonics)
X. Steve Yao, General Photonics Corp, USA (Fiber optics and optical communications; Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology; Optical devices)

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