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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: 3.6*

Immediacy Index: 0.9*

Total Citations: 76,873*

Journal Citation Indicator: 1.16*

Google Scholar h5-index: 76

Median Time to First Decision: 28 days

Median Time to Web Publication: 75 days

*Source: 2023 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate, 2023).

2023 Google Scholar Optics & Photonics Top Publications.

Editorial Board


Miguel Alonso,

Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, Institut Fresnel, and Centrale Méditerranée, France
University of Rochester, USA

Deputy Editors

Antonella Bogoni

Scuola Superiore San'Anna (SSSA), Italy

William Shieh

Westlake University, China

Thomas Weiss

University of Graz, Austria

Features Editor

Ed Whittaker

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

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)

Cristian Antonelli

University of L'Aquila, Italy
(Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)

Seung-Whan Bahk

University of Rochester, USA
(High-power Lasers)

Daniele Brida

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
(Ultrafast Optics, Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Plasmonics, and Broadband Nonlinear Optics)

Karima Chah

Université de Mons, Belgium

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)

Yung-Fu Chen

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
(Solid-state Laser and Spectroscopy)

Maria Chernysheva

Leibniz Institute of Photonics Technology, Germany
(Ultrafast Fiber Lasers)

Daoxin Dai

Zhejiang University, China
(Silicon Integrated Photonics)

Ran Ding

Jilin University, China
(Organic/Hybrid Single-Crystalline Semiconductors; Multifunctional Optoelectronic Devices; Applied Optics)

Ana Doblas

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 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)

Matthew Foreman

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(Multiple Scattering; Microscopy; Polarization Optics and Polarimetry; Surface Plasmonics and Nanoparticles; Microresonators and Nanophotonics; Biosensors; Imaging and Focusing Theory; Information Theory)

Michael Galili

DTU Fotonik, Denmark
(Fiber Optics and Optical Communications)

Laurent Gallais

Ecole Centrale Méditerranée and Institut Fresnel, France
(High-power Lasers and Laser-matter Interaction)

Jie Gao

Stony Brook University, 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 Sensing/Actuation Devices and Systems)

Yi-Jun Jen

National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan
(Optical Coatings of Metamaterials; Dielectric Anisotropic Thin Films; Novel Polarization Devices; Surface Plasmon Resonance; 2-D and 3-D Nanosculptured Thin Films)

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)

Jungwon Kim

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
(Ultrafast Optics and Frequency Combs)

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)

Naoya Kuse

Tokushima University, Japan
(Optical Frequency Combs, Optical Signal Processing, Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Photonics)

Martin Lavery

University of Glasgow, UK
(Space Division Multiplexed Communication Systems, Structured Light in Turbulent Environments)

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)

Hans-Peter Loock

University of Victoria, Canada
(Molecular Spectroscopy and Spectrometers, Optical Resonators, Fiber-optic Sensors)

Cuicui Lu

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Hanne Ludvigsen

Aalto University, Finland
(Optical Fibers)

Christos Markos

DTU Electro, Denmark
(Optical Materials, Optical Fibers and Sensors, Nonlinear Optics, Spectroscopy)

Cristina Masoller

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
(Lasers and Laser Optics, Optoelectronics)

Pasquale Memmolo

Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems "Eduardo Caianiello" (ISASI), Italy
(Computational Microscopy)

Owen Miller

Yale University, USA
(Nanophotonics, Optimization, Plasmonics, Scattering Theory, Photovoltaics, Optical Materials)

Yosuke Mizuno

Yokohama National University, Japan
(Optical Fiber Devices and Sensors)

Eric Numkam Fokoua

University of Southampton, UK
(Optical Fibers, Optical Waveguides, Fiber Lasers, Imaging Systems and Endoscopy)

Razvigor Ossikovski

Ecole Polytechnique, France
(Polarimetry, Mueller Matrices, Ellipsometry)

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)

Brandon Redding

US Naval Research Laboratory, USA
(Coherent Sensing and Imaging Systems)

Stefania Residori

CNRS, France
(Nonlinear Optics; Optical Feedback Systems; Holography and Slow Light)

Dibakar Roy Chowdhury

Mahindra University, India
(Terahertz; Metamaterials and Metasurfaces, and Topological Photonic Crystals)

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)

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)

Enrique Tajahuerce

Universitat Jaume I, Spain
(Holography, Compressive Sensing, and Diffractive Optical Elements)

Juan P. Torres

Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
(Quantum and Nonlinear Optics)

Ranjith R. Unnithan

University of Melbourne, Australia
(Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Sensors, Optical Devices)

Stephen Warren-Smith

University of South Australia, Australia
(Fiber Optics and Optical Communications; Optical Sensors, Measurements, and Metrology)

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


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