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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: 3.866*
Total Citations: 70,631 (ranked 3rd out of 95 journals)*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.09298 (ranked 4th out of 95 journals)*
Google Scholar h5-index: 80 (ranked 3rd among Optics & Photonics journals)
Median Time to Web Publication: 67 days

*According to Optics category rankings in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)
July 2019 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 Editor
Andrea M. Armani, University of Southern California
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Tatiana Amotchkina, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (Thin Film Optics)
Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China (nano-photonics and plasmonics)
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)
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)
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)
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China (Silicon Integrated Photonics)
Charles DiMarzio, Northeastern University, USA (Microscopy)
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)
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)
Michaël Hemmer, JILA, University of Colorado, USA (Ultrafast Lasers and Laser Measurement)
Javier A. Jo, Texas A&M University, USA (Biomedical 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)
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)
Gong-Ru Lin, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Integrated Optics and Optical Communication)
Boris Luk'yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, Singapore (Nonlinear Optics)
Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan (Holography and Display)
Mohammad-Ali Miri, Queens College of CUNY, USA (Optical Propagation and Scattering)
Arnaud Mussot, University of Lille, France (Nonlinear Optics)
Síle Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology, Japan (General 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)
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)
Luca Palmieri, University of Padova, Italy (Fiber Optics and Sensors)
Francesca Parmigiani, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK (Optical Communications, Optical Fibers, Optical Transmission, and Optical Signal Processing)
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)
Andriy Shevchenko, Aalto University, Finland (Light Propagation, Coherence and Polarization, Light-matter Interaction at Nanoscale, and Optical Metamaterials)
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Hong-Bo Sun, Jilin University, China (Laser Nano-fabrication, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Micro-optics, and Integrated System at Nano-scale)
Enrique Tajahuerce, Universitat Jaume I, Spain (Holography, Compressive Sensing, and Diffractive Optical Elements)
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)
X. Steve Yao, General Photonics Corp, USA (Fiber optics and optical communications; Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology; Optical devices)
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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