Optical Engineering publishes peer-reviewed articles reporting on research, development, and applications of optics and photonics. Primary topical areas include: imaging components, systems, and processing; optical instrumentation, techniques, and measurement; optical design and engineering; lasers, fiber optics, and communications; and optical materials, photonic devices, and sensors.
On the cover: The figure is from the paper "Mechanisms of picosecond laser-induced damage from interaction with model contamination particles on a high reflector" by Kyle R. Kafka et al. in the Special Section on Laser Damage V in Vol. 60 Issue 3.