Optical Engineering

Optical Engineering

Optical Engineering publishes papers reporting on research and development in optical science and engineering and the practical applications of known optical science, engineering, and technology.

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Guest Editors: Fernando Mendoza Santoyo, Marc Georges, Peter Lehmann, Wolfgang Osten, and Armando Albertazzi G., Jr.

Special Section on Laser Damage III (in progress)

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Special Section on Optical Refrigeration and Radiation-Balanced Lasers (in progress)

Guest Editors: Richard Epstein and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae

Special Section on Active Electro-Optical Sensing: Phenomenology, Technology, and Applications (in progress)

Guest Editors: Paul F. McManamon, Walter F. Buell, Gary Kamerman, Ove Steinvall, and Kazuhiro Asai

Special Section on Optical Computational Imaging (in progress)

Guest Editors: Abhijit Mahalanobis, Amit Ashok, and Lei Tian

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About the Journal


Contributed papers cover a broad range of subject classifications encompassing the general fields of:

  • Imaging Components, Systems, and Processing
  • Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement
  • Optical Design and Engineering
  • Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications
  • Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors

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ISSN: 0091-3286
E-ISSN: 1560-2303
Frequency: Monthly
Indexed in:
  • Science Citation Index
  • Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Current Contents - Engineering, Computing & Technology
  • Inspec
  • Scopus
  • Ei Compendex
  • Astrophysics Data System

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