Optica Publishing Group publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in its portfolio of journals, which serve the full breadth of the optics and photonics community.

Optics Express is the all-electronic, open access journal for optics providing rapid publication for peer-reviewed articles that emphasize scientific and technology innovations in all aspects of optics and photonics.

Additionally, Optics Express publishes papers dedicated to new developments in the science and engineering of light and their impact on sustainable energy, the environment, and green technologies in its dedicated section, Energy and Environmental Optics Express. These papers are published online in each issue as they are ready.

For details about the scope of Optics Express with regards to digital image processing, see the editorial published in April 2014.

Optics Express considers original research articles, special issue contributions, invited reviews and comments on published articles.

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Key Journal Metrics

Impact Factor: 3.8*

Eigenfactor Score: 0.11061 (ranked 1st out of 102 journals)*

Total Citations: 141,373*

Journal Citation Indicator: 1.19*

Google Scholar h5-index: 105

Median Time to First Decision: 32 days

Median Time to Publication: 77 days

*Source: 2023 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023). Rankings according to the Optics category.

2023 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

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Editorial Board


James Leger,

University of Minnesota, USA

Senior Deputy Editor

Thomas E. Murphy,

University of Maryland at College Park, USA

Deputy Editors

Maria Chekhova

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany

John Girkin

University of Durham, UK

Reuven Gordon

University of Victoria, Canada

Frédéric Grillot

Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

John Koshel

University of Arizona, USA

Fabian Rotermund

KAIST, South Korea

Isabelle Staude

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

James Sullivan

Florida Atlantic University, USA

(Energy and Environmental Optics Express)

Simon Thibault

University of Laval, Canada

Associate Editors

Anjali Agarwal


Antonio Ambrosio

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Ehab Awad

King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia

Christiane Becker

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Philippe Ben-Abdallah

Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France

Benedikt Bläsi

Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Pablo Bianucci

Concordia University, Canada

Patrick Bouchon

Onera, University Paris-Saclay, France

Guoqing (Noah) Chang

Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Baile Chen

ShanghaiTech University, China

Wen Chen

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Junho Cho

Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Ray Conley

Argonne National Labs, USA

Meng Cui

Purdue University, USA

Thibault Derrien

Institute of Physics (FZU), Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

David Doxaran

Lab d'Océanographie de Villefranche—LOV, France

Shengwang Du

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Konstantinos Falaggis

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Vivian Ferry

University of Minnesota, USA

Radim Filip

Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Aleksandra Foltynowicz

Umeå University, Sweden

Nicolas Fontaine

Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Jesse Frantz

US Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Songnian Fu

Guandong University of Technology, China

Ulrike Fuchs

Asphericon Gmbh, Germany

Takao Fuji

Institute for Molecular Science, Japan

Vincenzo Galdi

University of Sannio, Italy

Mindaugas Gedvilas,

State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania

Thomas Gerrits

National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA

Ruediger Grunwald

Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy, Germany

Junpeng Guo

University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

Charlotte Hagen

University College London, UK

Sivanandan S. Harilal

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Michael Hart

University of Arizona, USA

Ravi Hegde

IIT Gandhinagar, India

Wolfgang Heidrich

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Javier Hernandez-Andres

University of Granada, Spain

Oliver Höhn

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany

Lingling Huang

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Yue-Kai Huang

NEC Laboratories America, Inc., USA

Ifan Hughes

University of Durham, UK

Ognjen Ilic

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Olindo Isabella

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Luiz Jacobsohn

Clemson University, USA

Klaus Jaeger

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany

Xuefeng Jiang

Seton Hall University, USA

Nicolas Joly

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Domna Kotsifaki

Duke Kunshan University, China

Fredrik Laurell

KTH, Sweden

Seung Ah Lee

Yonsei University, South Korea

Wei Lee

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung Univ, Taiwan

Fan Li

Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Guixin Li

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Tao Li

Nanjing University, China

Hsing-Chih Liang

National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Rui Lin

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Zhengjun Liu

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Yufei Ma

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Carlos Marques

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Muhammad Qasim Mehmood

Information Technology University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Argishti Melikyan

Coherent Corp., USA

Terrence Meyer

Purdue University, USA

Ivan Moreno

Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico

Johan Nilsson

University of Southampton, UK

Vittorio Passaro

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Nicolaie Pavel

National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania

Maria Pelizzo

University of Padova, Italy

Romain Peretti


Samanta Piano

University of Nottingham, UK

Paolo Pintus

University of Cagliari, Italy

Sascha Preu

Technical University Damstadt, Germany

Gordon Robb

University of Strathclyde, UK

Michael Rosenbluh

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Jose Sanchez-Gil

Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Spain

Giorgio Santarelli

CNRS Université de Bordeaux, France

Paolo Serena

University of Parma, Italy

Deyuan Shen

Jiangsu Normal University, China

Yuecheng Shen

Sun Yat-sen University, China

Wei-Chuan Shih

University of Houston, USA

Wayne Slade

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, USA

Weitao Song

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dawn Tan

Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore

Lyuba Titova

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Andreas Velten

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Esteban Vera

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile

Maria Antonietta Vincenti

University of Brescia, Italy

Xiaoming Wei

South China University of Technology, China

Liang Jie Wong

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Getinet Woyessa

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Lin Wu

Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Rengmao Wu

Zhejiang University, China

Xiaojun Wu

Beihang University, China

Vladislav Yakovlev

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany

Hongbao Xin

Jinan University, China

Shinji Yamashita

University of Tokyo, Japan

Seongwoo Yoo

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Yanguang Yu

The University of Wollongong, Australia

Marie Zdora

Monash University, Australia

Qican Zhang

Sichuan University, China

Jianzhong Zhang

Harbin Engineering University, China

Kuang Zhang

Harbin institute of Technology, China

Zonghua Zhang

Hebei University of Technology, China

Li-Guo Zhu

China Academy of Engineering Physics and Nankai University, China

Zuqing Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China, China

Xihua Zou

Southwest Jiaotong University, China


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