Applied Optics 50th Anniversary: 1962–2012

This website features historical and commemorative content from Applied Optics' Golden Anniversary.

Biographies of Past Editors-in-Chief

Learn more about the Editors-in-Chief of Applied Optics.

Commemorative and Historical Editorials

Browse editorials in commemoration of the Golden Anniversary. Also read selected editorials from the last 50 years.

50 Most Cited Articles

Enjoy free full access to the 50 most cited Applied Optics articles.

Editor's Picks

Read these articles that Applied Optics Editors selected to show how certain topical areas have changed over time.

50 Most Published Authors

Find out who the most prolific authors of Applied Optics are.