Celebrate 20 Years of Optics Express

Launched in 1997, Optics Express has provided readers with high-quality content edited by active researchers in optics and photonics for 20 years. To celebrate the Journal's accomplishment, we have created this special website, which includes special content and article collections.

New! Anniversary Review Articles

Browse invited reviews and perspective articles from distinguished authors.

100 Most-Cited Optics Express Papers

Browse the Journal's most cited articles of all time.

The Editors of Optics Express

Learn about the Editors that contributed to making Optics Express a leader in the field.

Biographies of Editors-in-Chief | Editorial Board Members

Commemorative Editorials and Other Historic Material

Read commemorative editorials and other materials that were published in and about the Journal over the years.

Editors' Picks Collections

Read a selection of articles chosen by the editors to represent important topic areas that have been covered by the Journal.

Energy | Imaging and Instrumentation | Lasers and Quantum Optics | Microstructured and Photonic Crystal Fibers and Photonic Nanowires | Nanophotonics | Nonlinear Optics | Optical Communications | Optoelectronics | Plasmonics and Metamaterials | Silicon Photonics