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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: 3.776*
Total Citations: 74,402*
Immediacy Index: 0.900*
Google Scholar h5-index: 79
Median Time to Web Publication: 73 days

*Source: 2021 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2021).
2021 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board

Miguel Alonso,
Aix Marseille Université, Institut Fresnel, and Centrale Marseille, France
University of Rochester, USA

Deputy Editors

Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore San'Anna (SSSA), Italy
Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
William Shieh, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Feature Editor
Andrea M. Armani, University of Southern California
Topical Editors and Content Areas
Kazi Abedin, LGS Innovations—CACI, USA (Optical Fibers and Communications, Fiber Lasers and Sensors)
Tatiana Alieva, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (Propagation, Polarization, Scattering, and Coherence)
Tatiana Amotchkina, OptiLayer GmbH, Germany (Thin Film Optics)
Cristian Antonelli, University of L'Aquila, Italy (Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)
Daniele Brida, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Ultrafast Optics, Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Plasmonics, and Broadband Nonlinear Optics)
Karima Chah, Université de Mons, Belgium (Sensors)
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)
Maria Chernysheva, Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technology, Germany (Ultrafast Fiber Lasers)
Daoxin Dai, Zhejiang University, China (Silicon Integrated Photonics)
Ana Doblas, University of Memphis, USA (Imaging Systems and 3D Optical Microscopy)
Yongkang Dong, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (Optical Fiber Devices and Sensors)
Fabian Duerr, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (Freeform Optics)
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)
Patrice Genevet, CNRS, France (Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Nonlinear Optics)
Rachel Grange, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Switzerland (Nonlinear and Quantum Optics)
Ming Han, Michigan State University, USA (Fiber-optic Devices and Sensors)
Michaël Hemmer, JILA, University of Colorado, USA (Ultrafast Lasers and Laser Measurement)
Javier A. Jo, University of Oklahoma, USA (Biomedical Optics)
Igor Jovanovic, University of Michigan, USA (Radiation Detection, Lasers and Optics)
Hideaki Kano, Kyushu University, Japan (Microscopy and Imaging)
Antonio Khoury, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil (Quantum Optics)
Chang-Seok Kim, Pusan National University, South Korea (Fiber Optics, Fiber Sensors, and Biomedical Optical Systems and Sensing)
DaiSik Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea (Nano-photonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials)
Vladimir Konotop, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (Nonlinear Optics)
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)
Xiaoyan Liang, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China (Ultrafast and Solid-state Lasers)
Weiwei Liu, Nankai University, China (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and THz Photonics)
Cuicui Lu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China (Nanophotonics)
Hanne Ludvigsen, Aalto University, Finland (Optical Fibers)
Cristina Masoller, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain (Lasers and Laser Optics, Optoelectronics)
Mohammad-Ali Miri, Queens College of CUNY, USA (Optical Propagation and Scattering)
Yosuke Mizuno, Yokohama National University, Japan (Optical Fiber Devices and Sensors)
Nobuhiko Nishiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (Integrated Photonics)
Norihiko Nishizawa, Nagoya University, Japan (Optical Fiber Laser)
Eric Numkam Fokoua, University of Southampton, UK (Optical Fibers, Optical Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, Imaging Systems and Endoscopy)
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)
Francesca Parmigiani, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK (Optical Communications, Optical Fibers, Optical Transmission, and Optical Signal Processing)
Wei Peng, Dalian University of Technology, China (Photonic and Biomedical Sensors, Fiber Sensors, Surface Plasmons)
Soma Venugopal Rao, University of Hyderabad, India (Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, Photonics, and Ultrafast Spectroscopy)
Stefani Residori, CNRS, France (Nonlinear Optics; Optical Feedback Systems; Holography and Slow Light)
Christina Schwarz, University of Tübingen, Germany (Vision and Adaptive Optics)
Harald Schwefel, University of Otago, New Zealand (Nonlinear Light-Matter Interaction, Frequency Conversion, Frequency Combs, Applications in Sensing)
Minah Seo, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea (Nanophotonics, Optical Sensors, Terahertz and Ultrafast Optics, Metamaterials)
Andriy Shevchenko, Aalto University, Finland (Light Propagation, Coherence and Polarization, Light-matter Interaction at Nanoscale, and Optical Metamaterials)
Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Chiba University, Japan (Holography and Display)
Valentina Shumakova, Photonics Institute, TU Wien, Austria (Nonlinear Optics, Optical Parametric Amplification, Mid-IR Optics, Atmospheric Optics, Laser Technology, Structured Light, Spectroscopy)
Radan Slavik, University of Southampton, UK (Light Propagation, Coherence, and Polarization)
Enrique Tajahuerce, Universitat Jaume I, Spain (Holography, Compressive Sensing, and Diffractive Optical Elements)
Lei Tian, Boston University, USA (Computational Imaging and Sensing, Neurophotonics, Microscopy, Biomedical Imaging)
Ranjith R Unnithan, University of Melbourne, Australia (Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Sensors, Optical Devices)
Nick Vamivakas, University of Rochester, USA (Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics)
Jian Wang, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (Optical Communication, Optical Fiber, and Integrated Photonics)
Thomas Weiss, University of Graz, Austria (Plasmonics, Sensors, Metamaterials, Gratings, and Fibers)
Chao-Hsin (Wayne) Wu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Optoelectronics, Lasers, Optical Communications, Silicon Photonics)
Dong Wu, University of Science and Technology of China, China (Femtosecond Laser Micro/Nanofabrication)
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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