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: 3.894*
Eigenfactor Score: 0.13611 (ranked 1st out of 99 journals)*
Total Citations: 129,224*
Google Scholar h5-index: 98
Median Time to Publication: 69 days

*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021). Rankings according to the Optics category.
2021 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
Nicolas Bonod, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, France
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
Marija Strojnik, Optical Research Center, Mexico
James Sullivan, Florida Atlantic University, USA (Energy and Environmental Optics Express)
Associate Editors

Ayman Alfalou, ISEN-Brest, France
Antonio Ambrosio, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Christos Argyropoulos, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Paul Barclay, University of Calgary, Canada
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
Gerard Bouwmans, Lille I University, France
Christophe Caucheteur, Universite de Mons, Belgium
Guoqing (Noah) Chang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wen Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Xi (Vivian) Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Yung-Fu Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Junho Cho, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Myunghwan (Mark) Choi, Seoul National University, S. Korea
Andy Chong, University of Dayton, USA
Thibault Derrien, Institute of Physics (FZU), Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Yajie Dong, University of Central Florida, USA
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
Nicolas Fontaine, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Matthew Foreman, Imperial College London, UK
Amy Foster, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Sonja Franke-Arnold, University of Glasgow, UK
Jesse Frantz, US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Gerald Fraser, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Ulrike Fuchs, asphericon Gmbh, Germany
Takao Fuji, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Vincenzo Galdi, University of Sannio, Italy
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
Anthony Hoffman, University of Notre Dame, USA
Lingling Huang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Yue-Kai Huang, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., USA
Ifan Hughes, University of Durham, UK
Olindo Isabella, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Klaus Jaeger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany
Ravi Jain, University of New Mexico, USA
Nicolas Joly, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Hannah Joyce, University of Cambridge, UK
Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jennifer Kruschwitz, University of Rochester, USA
Fredrik Laurell, KTH, Sweden
Jensen Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Fan Li, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Yan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hsing-Chih Liang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Yi-Hsin Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Natalia Litchinitser, Duke University, USA
Yufei Ma, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Pasquale Maddaloni, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (INO-CNR), Italy
Mangirdas Malinauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Carlos Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Argishti Melikyan, II-VI Optical Systems, USA
Paolo Minzioni, University of Pavia, Italy
Ivan Moreno, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
Jeffrey Moses, Cornell University, USA
Johan Nilsson, University of Southampton, UK
Sang-Hyun Oh, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
Vittorio Passaro, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Nicolaie Pavel, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania
Marco Peccianti, University of Sussex, UK
Romain Peretti, IEMN CNRS, France
Nicholas Peters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Samanta Piano, University of Nottingham, UK
Gordon Robb, University of Strathclyde, UK
Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies LLC, USA
Jose Sanchez-Gil, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Spain
Giorgio Santarelli, CNRS Université de Bordeaux, France
Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Paolo Serena, University of Parma, Italy
Jin-Wei Shi, National Central University, Taiwan
Wei-Chuan Shih, University of Houston, USA
Philippe Smet, Ghent University, Belgium
Regina Soufli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Balaji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Jim Sullivan, Florida Atlantic University, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, USA
Xiankai Sun, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Simon Thibault, University of Laval, Canada
Lyuba Titova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Victor Torres-Company, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dmitry Turchinovich, Bielefeld University, Germany
Andreas Velten, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Esteban Vera, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
Ulrich Wittrock, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Getinet Woyessa, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Kenneth Kin-Yip Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xiaojun Wu, Beihang University, China
Vladislav Yakovlev, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
Shinji Yamashita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Joel Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Xiaodong Yang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Seongwoo Yoo, Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore
Yanguang Yu, The University of Wollongong, Australia
Irene Zanette, University of Southampton, UK
Pengwang Zhai, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Qican Zhang, Sichuan University, China
Jianzhong Zhang, Harbin Engineering University, China
Qican Zhang, Sichuan University, China
Zonghua Zhang, Hebei University of Technology, China
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Qunbi Zhuge, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xihua Zou, Southwest Jiaotong University, China


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