Optical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Adam Wax, Duke University

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 sensors; communication and signal processing; and optical materials, photonic devices, and sensors.

On the cover: The figure is from "Haze reduction in concentric electrode-based large aperture liquid crystal lens with segmented phase profile" by Amit K. Bhowmick et al. in Vol. 62, Issue 8.

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Special Section on Autonomous Vehicles

Guest Editors: Paul McManamon, Umar Piracha, Steve Jameson, Jeremy Bos, Robert Stead

Analysis of structures and technologies of various types of photodetectors used in laser warning systems: a review

Shahram Mohammadnejad and Meysam Aasi

Special Section on Multimodal Optical Sensing

Guest Editors: Ettore Stella, Peter Lehmann, Pietro Ferraro, Armando Albertazzi Gonçalves, and Wolfgang Osten

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Perifoveal retinal augmented reality on contact lenses

Vincent Nourrit, Yoran-Eli Pigeon, Kevin J. Heggarty, Jean-Louis M. de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye (2021) Open Access

Fiber Bragg grating sensors for monitoring of physical parameters: a comprehensive review

Jasjot K. Sahota, Neena Gupta, Divya Dhawan (2020) Open Access

Visualizing quantum mechanics in an interactive simulation – Virtual Lab by Quantum Flytrap

Piotr Migdał, Klementyna Jankiewicz, Paweł Grabarz, Chiara Decaroli, Philippe Cochin (2022) Open Access

Mapping of index of refraction profile for polymer gradient index optics using confocal Raman spectroscopy

Nicholas S. Kochan, Greg R. Schmidt, Andrew J. Berger, Duncan T. Moore (2020) Open Access

Structured light for ultrafast laser micro- and nanoprocessing

Daniel Flamm et al. (2021) Open Access

Comprehensive review of hyperspectral image compression algorithms

Yaman Dua, Vinod Kumar, Ravi Shankar Singh (2020) Open Access

Hardware implementations of computer-generated holography: a review

Youchao Wang, Daoming Dong, Peter J. Christopher, Andrew Kadis, Ralf Mouthaan, Fan Yang, Timothy D. Wilkinson (2020) Open Access

Performance enhancement for a non-orthogonal multiple access system using 4 × 4 multiple-input multiple-output visible-light communication

Ibrahim A. Elewah, Faezah Jasman, Shashiong Ng (2020) Open Access

High capacity and access rate, data storage using laser communications

Paul McManamon, Armand Vedadi, Alan E. Willner, Dipayan Choudhary, Nick Montifiore, Ohad Harlev (2021) Open Access

Color conversion matrices in digital cameras: a tutorial

D. Andrew Rowlands (2020) Open Access

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CiteScore™ 2022: 2.8
Impact Factor*: 1.3
h5-index: 29

*Source: Journal Impact Factor TM, from Clarivate, 2023

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