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 communications; and optical materials, photonic devices, and sensors.

On the cover: The figure is from the paper "Time-resolved measurements of light–current characteristic and mode competition in pulsed THz quantum cascade laser" by Yury V. Lobanov et al. in Volume 60 Issue 8. 

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Analysis of backlight white spots on the TFT-LCD screen and improvement countermeasures

Shangxin Chen et al.

Special Section on Advances in Terahertz and Infrared Optoelectronics

Guest Editors: Irina N. Dolganova, Dmitry S. Ponomarev, Igor E. Spektor, Peter S. Timashev, Michael S. Shur, Valery V. Tuchin

Special Section on Solid State Lighting and LED Optics

Guest Editors: Ching-Cherng Sun and Virendra N. Mahajan

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Understanding diffraction grating behavior: including conical diffraction and Rayleigh anomalies from transmission gratings

James E. Harvey, Richard N. Pfisterer (2019) Open Access


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

Jasjot K. Sahota, Neena Gupta, Divya Dhawan (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


Generation and decomposition of scalar and vector modes carrying orbital angular momentum: a review

Srinivas Pachava et al. (2019) Open Access


Photonic integrated circuits for Department of Defense-relevant chemical and biological sensing applications: state-of-the-art and future outlooks

Rohith Chandrasekar, Zachary J. Lapin, Andrew Nichols, Rebecca Braun, Augustus W. Fountain III (2019) 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


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


Color conversion matrices in digital cameras: a tutorial

D. Andrew Rowlands (2020) Open Access


Development of convolutional neural network and its application in image classification: a survey

Wei Wang, Yujing Yang, Xin Wang, Weizheng Wang, Ji Li (2019) Open Access


Zinc oxide light-emitting diodes: a review

Faiz Rahman (2019) Open Access


Journal Metrics

CiteScore™ 2019: 2.4
Impact Factor*: 1.084
5-Year Impact Factor*: 1.098
h5-index: 29

*Source: Journal Impact Factor TM, from Clarivate, 2021

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