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Optical Engineering Special Section Calls for Papers

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission SystemLeaving site. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors who pay the voluntary page charges will receive the benefit of open access.

View the list of special sections that have already been published on the SPIE Digital Library.

Calls for Papers:

Freeform Optics

Instrumentation and Techniques for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantity Measurement

Optical Refrigeration and Radiation-Balanced Lasers

Free-Space Laser Communication

Speckle-Based Metrology

Laser Damage III

Active Electro-Optical Sensing-Phenomenology, Technology, and Applications

Freeform Optics

July 2016

Freeform Optics

Guest Editors:

Oliver Fähnle
Rorschacher Strasse 268
9016 St. Gallen, Switzerland
E-mail: Oliver.Faehnle@fisba.com

Ray Williamson
Ray Williamson Consulting
New Port Richey, Florida 34653 United States
E-mail: raywilliamson@verizon.net

Dae Wook Kim
University of Arizona
College of Optical Sciences
1630 East University Boulevard
Tucson, Arizona 85721 United States
E-mail: optjcs@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Optical design and production has almost exclusively concentrated on surfaces of revolution, or surfaces with circular cross sections, while the packaging and performance requirements of optical systems may not be so symmetrical. Imaging through a window conformal to an airfoil, or optimal illumination of an area from prescribed locations, are examples. System performance requirements, design techniques, geometrical descriptions and notation, fabrication methods, and metrology are all reaching a tipping point allowing for realization of actual freeform solutions in greater numbers. And yet while at a tipping point, none of these areas are mature and differing approaches compete.

This special section will concentrate on the various interlocking considerations for freeform optics, focusing on glass optics and molds for pressing glass. We are soliciting contributions in the following areas, and others as appropriate:


  • Imaging
  • Illumination


  • Methods for description and optimization
  • Optical design software survey
  • Novel application solutions


  • Surface form descriptions - NURBS, point cloud, polynomials
  • Alignment and datum systems
  • Tolerancing

Fabrication methods:

  • Active/conformable tools
  • Fluid jet polishing
  • Magnetorheological finishing
  • Ion beam figuring
  • Bonnet polishing
  • Single point diamond turning
  • Molding


  • Slope/curvature measurements
  • Mid-spatial frequency metrology
  • Alignment
  • Profilometry
  • Deflectometry
  • Wavefront sensing
  • Interferometric methods including stitching and computer-generated holograms.

Closed for submissions.


bulk typed fs laser system

September 2016

Instrumentation and Techniques for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantity Measurement

Guest Editors:

Liandong Yu
Hefei University of Technology
School of Instrument Science and Optoelectronic Engineering
Hefei, Anhui, 230009, China
E-mail: liandongyu@hfut.edu.cn

Peter Ott
Heilbronn University
Institute of Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics
Max Planck Str. 39, D-74081
Heilbronn, Germany
E-mail: peter.ott@hs-heilbronn.de

Lian Qing Zhu
Beijing Information Science and Technology University
School of Instrument Science and Opto-Electronic Engineering
12 E. Xiaoyin Road, Qinghe of Haidan District
Beijing 100192, China
E-mail: zhulianqing@bistu.edu.cn

Ben Yong Chen
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
2 Avenue Development District, Campus Xiasha
310018 Huangzhou, China

Lian Xiang Yang
Oakland University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
220 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309
E-mail: yang2@oakland.edu

Call for Papers: Measurement of geometrical and mechanical quantities has a long history and a strong basis. In industrial production and manufacturing, such measurements ensure that components, assembly, and the whole machine meet the design requirements and achieve the technical quality standards. In recent years, precision optical measurement of these quantities has gained prominence because of the fast development of new and improved high-precision production and manufacturing.

This special section is intended to highlight the latest developments in instrumentation and techniques for precision optical measurement of geometrical and mechanical quantities, with a focus on new concepts/techniques and devices for engineering implementations in industry, including automotive, aeronautic/astronautic, biomedical, high tech, and other related fields. The highlighted topics for the solicited papers are as follows:

  • Length, angle, and coordinate measurement instrumentation and techniques
  • Vibration, displacement, strain/stress measurement instrumentation and techniques
  • Micro/nanomeasurements and devices
  • Optoelectronic systems and optical instrument design
  • Optical measurements and image processing
  • Online and in-press measurements
  • Intelligent measurements and instrumentation
  • Uncertainty, traceability and calibration, and signal-processing algorithms.

Closed for submissions.


Optical Refrigeration

October 2016

Optical Refrigeration and Radiation-Balanced Lasers

Guest Editors:

Richard Epstein
ThermoDynamic Films, LLC
1313 Madrid Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 United States
E-mail: richard.epstein@gmail.com

Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
University of New Mexico
Physics and Astronomy Department
MSC07 4220
1919 Lomas Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 United States
E-mail: msb@unm.edu

Call for Papers: The laser cooling of solids by anti-Stokes emission has been advancing on many fronts. Work on the laser cooling of rare earth–doped solids has expanded to include materials comprised of ytterbium, thulium, holmium, erbium, and dysprosium dopants in a variety of crystal and glass hosts. The quality of these cooling materials has improved to the point that operating temperatures are approaching liquid nitrogen temperatures. Rare earth–based cryogenic optical refrigerators may soon find applications in cooling infrared cameras, low-noise electronics, high-purity germanium gamma ray spectrometers, and high-temperature superconductors. Laser cooling in semiconductor devices has also been pursued intensively, and net cooling in CdS nanostructures was recently reported. Innovative approaches such as Raman cooling in photonic crystal structures have been proposed. In parallel, "athermal" or radiation-balanced lasers (RBL), which exploit anti-Stokes fluorescence to balance the heat generated by quantum defect in rare earth–doped lasers, may enable the development of extremely high-power devices with excellent beam quality. Extending the RBL concept to optically pumped semiconductor lasers will potentially open exciting new frontiers in this field.

We encourage the submission of papers on all aspects of optical refrigeration of solids and radiationally balanced lasers. Topics include experimental and theoretical studies, related materials science issues, diagnostic and characterization techniques, device development, and technological applications. In particular, participants in the 2016 Photonics West conference on Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids IX are welcome to adapt and expand their conference presentations for possible publication in this special section.

Manuscripts due 15 March 2016.


LADEE Spacecraft with LLCD. Credit: NASA

November 2016

Free-Space Laser Communication

Guest Editor:

Hamid Hemmati
Facebook Inc.
Menlo Park, California, United States
E-mail: Hemmati@fb.com

Call for Papers: The demand for free-space delivery of ever-increasing volumes of data is pointing to use of higher frequencies relative to that of the conventional technology. The higher frequencies, including the optical bands, offer significantly higher bandwidth, and in some cases minimally regulated spectrum. Fiberoptic and wireless optical (laser) communications have received much interest from industry and academia, leading to tremendous technology advancements in both technologies. Free-space laser communications (lasercom) is no longer an emerging technology, and is now being used operationally. In the past two decades, numerous successful lasercom demonstrations worldwide, via airborne and space-borne platforms, have matured the technology and provided the impetus for operational use of this technology. The objective of this special section is to solicit research papers addressing the key technologies in free-space lasercom, along with future directions of the field.

Topics of interest for this special section of Optical Engineering include, but are not limited to:

  • Space-borne and airborne demonstrations and measurements
  • Planned demonstrations and proposed new systems
  • Beam control
  • Systems engineering and analysis
  • Modulation and coding for free-space channels
  • Channel modeling and characterization
  • Transmitters and receivers
  • Quantum communications
  • Underwater communications.

Prospective authors should submit original high-quality papers. This call for papers is open to everyone, and participants in the 2016 conference on Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVIII (San Francisco, CA) are specifically invited to submit work presented at the conference. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://oe.msubmit.net.

Submissions due 15 March 2016.



December 2016

Speckle-Based Metrology

Guest Editors:

Fernando Mendoza Santoyo
Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C.
Loma del Bosque 115, Colonia Lomas del Campestre
León, Guanajuato, México 37160
E-mail: fmendoza@cio.mx

Marc Georges
Université de Liège
Centre Spatial de Liège
Liege Science Park, Avenue du Pré Aily
4031 Angleur (Liège), Belgium
E-mail: mgeorges@ulg.ac.be

Peter Lehmann
University of Kassel
Department of Electrical Engineering
Measurement Technology
E-mail: p.lehmann@uni-kassel.de

Wolfgang Osten
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Technische Optik
Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
E-mail: osten@ito.uni-stuttgart.de

Armando Albertazzi G., Jr
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Depto. Engenharia Mecanica
Florianopolis, Brazil
E-mail: a.albertazzi@ufsc.br

Call for Papers: Once considered to be noise arising from the use of coherent laser beams, the speckle phenomenon has since shown unique potential as a tool in many optical metrology applications. Many techniques have emerged over the past 50 years that use speckles as their underlying carrier of information, such as amplitude and phase of a sample under study. These data can be displayed on a map with millions of points of valuable information from which scientists and engineers may obtain physical and mechanical parameters without the need to interact destructively with the sample. Today most of these laser-based techniques have reached maturity and are being used in a broad range of applications to perform metrology from meters to subnanometers. The objective for this special section is to gather a collection of papers that show the state of the art advances in speckle fundamentals and their applications in metrology.

We are thus soliciting contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

New metrology methods and techniques using speckle light

  • Speckle interferometry and digital speckle techniques
  • Speckle shearing interferometry (e.g., shearography)
  • Digital holography and digital holographic interferometry
  • Analog holography and analog holographic interferometry
  • Speckle pattern photography and digital image correlation
  • Dynamic laser speckle
  • Speckle and holographic techniques at nonvisible wavelengths
  • Hybrid methods/techniques using speckle

Processing and interpretation techniques of speckle and noisy interferograms

  • Phase computation
  • Phase unwrapping
  • Filtering
  • Analysis of interferograms towards interpretation
  • Processing of speckled images and fringe patterns (speckle denoising)

Applications using speckle light metrology

  • Shape measurement
  • Strain measurement
  • Nondestructive testing and inspection (e.g. flaw detection)
  • Biospeckles and applications of speckle in the life sciences
  • Scattering by particles, surfaces, and phase screens
  • Inverse scattering approaches for object reconstruction from speckled images
  • Imaging through scattering media
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Diffuse wave spectroscopy
  • Intensity fluctuations in random media

Speckle fundamentals

  • Polarization of speckle patterns
  • Near-field speckle
  • Random light fields
  • Speckle theory and fundamentals.

Submissions due 15 March 2016.


Laser Damage

January 2017

Laser Damage III

Guest Editors:

Vitaly Gruzdev
University of Missouri
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
E2412 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
E-mail: gruzdevv@missouri.edu

Michelle D. Shinn
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Suite 19
12000 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, Virginia 23606
E-mail: shinn@jlab.org

Call for Papers: The Annual Laser Damage Symposia is the leading forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of laser-induced damage in materials for high-power/high-energy lasers. Materials of interest include but are not limited to thin films, bulk optical materials, glass, fibers, metaoptics, and materials with nanostructured surfaces. The series of conference proceedings has grown to be a comprehensive source of information on optics and materials for high-power/high-energy lasers. However, participants of the Laser Damage Symposia have expressed a strong need to publish selected presentations from the Symposia in a peer-reviewed journal. To meet that need, Special Sections on Laser Damage were published by Optical Engineering in 2012 and 2014. They received remarkable attention of readers and experts and made reasonable to publish the third Special Section on Laser Damage. This special section is open for submissions from participants of the symposia, but also from all interested researchers worldwide who wish to publish original and novel results in the following areas:

  • Laser-component fabrication
  • Measurements of laser-damage threshold
  • Laser-induced damage protocols
  • Optical materials for high-power lasers
  • Characterization of properties of the optical materials
  • Novel materials for high-power lasers
  • Materials for thin films and thin-film preparation
  • Thin-film properties, design and durability
  • Aging issues for laser optics
  • Contamination of optical components
  • Fundamental mechanisms of laser-solid interactions
  • Fundamental effects in laser damage of optical materials
  • Ultrafast laser-material interactions
  • Nonlinear effects in laser-solid interactions
  • High-power propagation effects in transparent solids
  • Modeling of the laser-material interactions.

To submit a manuscript for consideration in the special section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and submit the paper via the online submission system. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures.

Submissions due 1 May 2016.



April 2017

Active Electro-Optical Sensing: Phenomenology, Technology, and Applications

Lead Guest Editor:

Paul F. McManamon
Exciting Technology LLC, and
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States
E-mail: paul@excitingtechnology.com

Associate Guest Editors:

Walter F. Buell
The Aerospace Corporation
Los Angeles, California, United States
E-mail: Walter.F.Buell@aero.org

Gary Kamerman
FastMetrix, Inc.
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
E-mail: gwk@fmi-usa.com

Ove Steinvall
Swedish Defense Research Agency
Linköping, Sweden
E-mail: ove.steinvall@foi.se

Call for papers: Active electro-optical (EO) sensing—known by its various names of light detection and ranging, lidar, laser detection and ranging, ladar, laser radar, and optical radar—is becoming much more prevalent, as highlighted by the 2014 U.S. National Academy of Sciences study on the subject.

This special section will include phenomenologies exploited by active EO sensing, and include 2-D and 3-D active imaging, active spectral sensing of gasses and surfaces, Doppler and microDoppler (vibration) sensing. Active EO sensing finds applications in topographic mapping, long-range imaging, satellite laser ranging, space science and exploration, environmental sensing, archaeology, forestry, metrology for manufacturing (including additive manufacturing), gaming, robotics, and self-driving cars among many others. The components making up a lidar instrument are maturing rapidly, including lasers, optical apertures, receivers, and processing. The aim of this special section is to solicit archival articles in the area of active EO sensing, spanning the various phenomenologies, the various applications, and various components that are driving the strong emergence of this technical area. We welcome both review and conventional papers covering these and related topics of interest.

Topics of interest for this special section of Optical Engineering include, but are not limited to:

Active EO phenomenologies

  • 2-D and 3-D active imaging
  • Active spectral sensing
  • Frequency and phase-sensitive measurement
  • Atmospheric propagation and statistical optics

Active EO applications

  • Topographic mapping
  • Bathymetric lidar
  • Atmospheric sensing
  • Geodesy and plate tectonics
  • Space science and exploration
  • Robotics, self-driving cars, precision navigation for unmanned aerial systems and spacecraft

Active EO methods and technologies

  • Direct detection
  • Coherent detection
  • Synthetic and holographic aperture techniques
  • Digital holography and spatial heterodyne
  • Synthetic wavelength techniques
  • Advanced waveform techniques

Active EO components

  • Laser sources and modulators
  • Active EO detectors, including Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes (APD) and linear-mode APDs
  • Wavelength conversion and frequency modulation elements
  • Spectral filtering, particularly over wide fields of view
  • Mechanical and nonmechanical beam steering, including optical phased arrays

Active EO processing and exploitation

  • Data fusion and 3-D texturing
  • 3-D Lidar processing algorithms
  • Noise reduction techniques
  • Atmospheric retrievals
  • Chemical analysis algorithms
  • Metrics for evaluation of active EO sensing products, including comparison of methods of generating 3-D images
  • Modeling and simulating lidar systems.

Prospective authors should submit original high-quality papers. This call for papers is open to everyone. Participants in the 2016 conferences on Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI and Advanced Photon Counting Techniques X, both held as part of the Defense and Commercial Sensing Symposium in Baltimore, are specifically invited to submit work presented at the conference. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Optical Engineering, which can be found at http://spie.org/OEauthorinfo. Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://oe.msubmit.net.

Submissions due 1 July 2016.


Published Special Sections:

2-D Materials for Optics and Photonics (August 2016)
Guest Editors: Oliver Fähnle, Ray Williamson, and Dae Wook Kim

Microwave Photonics: Deep Interactions between Microwaves and Lightwaves (March 2016)
Guest Editors: Xihua Zou, Attila Szep, and Chao Wang

Structural Health Monitoring: Use of Guided Waves and/or Nonlinear Acoustic Techniques (January 2016)
Guest Editors: Tribikram Kundu, Francesco Lanza di Scalea, and Hoon Sohn

Complex Light (November 2015)
Guest Editors: David L. Andrews, Enrique J. Galvez, and Jesper Glückstad

Digital Photoelasticity: Advancements and Applications (August 2015)
Guest Editor: Krishnamurthi Ramesh

Computational Approaches to Imaging LADAR (March 2015)
Guest Editors: David Rabb and Joseph Marron

Fiber Lasers and Applications (January 2015)
Guest Editors: Zeev Zalevsky, Abraham Katzir, and Yoav Sintov

Optical Frequency Combs (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Vladimir Ilchenko and Zhaohui Li

Laser Damage II (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Vitaly Gruzdev and Michelle D. Shinn

Advances of Precision Optical Measurements and Instrumentation for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantities (December 2014)
Guest Editors: Lian Dong Yu, Ben Yong Chen, and Lianxiang Yang

Practical Holography: New Procedures, Materials, and Applications (November 2014)
Guest Editors: A.R. Ganesan and Pietro Ferraro

High-Speed 3-D Optical Metrology and Applications (November 2014)
Guest Editors: Song Zhang, Rongguang Liang, and Lianxiang Yang

Slow and Fast Light (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Selim Shahriar and Jacob Scheuer

Machine Vision: Processing, Components, and Systems (October 2014)
Guest Editors: Richard Kleihorst and Hideo Saito

Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology (September 2014)
Guest Editors: Daniel Malacara-Hernández, Joanna Schmit, and Sven Schröder

Single-Photon Detection, Generation, and Applications (August 2014)
Guest Editors: Alex McIntosh and Mark Itzler

Glass Photonics for Integrated Optics (July 2014)
Guest Editors: Maurizio Ferrari and Stefano Taccheo

Human Vision (June 2014)
Guest Editors: Eli Peli, Joyce Farrell, Stephen Burns, and Susana Marcos

Laser Sensing and Imaging (June 2014)
Guest Editors: Chunqing Gao and Dingyuan Tang

Ocean Optics (May 2014)
Guest Editor: Weilin Hou

Ultrashort Pulsed Laser and Applications Engineering (May 2014)
Guest Editors: Marcos Dantus and Gerald C. Manke II

Terahertz Physics and Applications (March 2014)
Guest Editors: Mehdi Anwar, Joseph S. Melinger, Ekmel Ozbay, and Masayoshi Tonouchi

Freeform Optics (March 2014)
Guest Editors: Groot Gregory, Craig Olson, and Florian Fournier

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive Sensing (February 2014)
Guest Editor: Augustus W. Fountain III

Optical and Hybrid Imaging and Processing for Big Data Problems (January 2014)
Guest Editors: Khan M. Iftekharuddin, Abdul A. S. Awwal, S. Susan Young, and Ghaleb M. Abdulla

Gradient-Index Optics (November 2013)
Guest Editors: Predrag Milojkovic, Stefanie Tompkins, and Ravindra Athale

High Dynamic Range Imaging (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Touradj Ebrahimi and Andrew G. Tescher

Speckle Metrology (October 2013)
Guest Editors: Ángel F. Doval, Cristina Trillo, and José Carlos López Vázquez

Space Telescopes II (September 2013)
Guest Editors: Jim Oschmann, Mark Clampin, and Howard MacEwen

Diffractive Optics and Nanophotonics (September 2013)
Guest Editor: Chunlei Du

Ground-Based/Airborne Telescopes and Instrumentation (August 2013)
Guest Editor: Helen Hall

Aero-Optics and Adaptive Optics for Aero-Optics (July 2013)
Guest Editor: Eric J. Jumper

Video Compression Technology (July 2013)
Guest Editors: Ofer Hadar and Dan Grois

Infrared Systems (June 2013)
Guest Editors: Michael Eismann and Phil Perconti

Optical Materials (May 2013)
Guest Editor: Ishwar D. Aggarwal

Target Search and Detection Modeling (April 2013)
Guest Editors: Piet Bijl, Tana Maurer, David Wilson

High-Energy Laser Systems and Components (February 2013)
Guest Editor: John R. Albertine

Laser Damage (December 2012)
Guest Editors: Vitaly E. Gruzdev and Michelle D. Shinn

Hyperspectral Imaging Systems (November 2012)
Guest Editors: John N. Lee and Christoher G. Simi

Imaging Through the Atmosphere (October 2012)
Guest Editor: Giesele Bennett

Terahertz and Millimeter Wave Imaging (September 2012)
Guest Editors: Eddie Jacobs, Roger Appleby, and Dennis Prather

Precision Optical Measurements and Instrumentation for Geometrical and Mechanical Quantities (August 2012)
Guest Editors: Kuang-Chao Fan, Rong-Sheng Lu, and Lian-Xiang Yang

Computational Imaging (July 2012)
Guest Editors: David J. Brady and Robert Gibbons

Active Imaging: Concepts, Components, and Application (June 2012)
Guest Editor: Edward A. Watson

Free-Space Laser Communications (March 2012)
Guest Editor: Hamid Hemmati

3-D and 4-D Imaging Techniques and Applications (February 2012)
Guest Editors: G. Charmaine Gilbreath and Lenny Lipton

Space Telescopes (January 2012)
Guest Editors: Mark Clampin and Kathryn A. Flanagan

Optical Design (November 2011)
Guest Editors: G. Groot Gregory and Bryan Stone

Fiber Lasers (September 2011)
Guest Editor: Dahv Kliner

Advances of Optical Metrology in the Transportation Industry (October 2011)
Guest Editors: Lianxiang Yang and Andreas Ettemeyer

Digital Holography and Holographic Displays (September 2011)
Guest Editor: Hans I. Bjelkhagen

Liquid Crystals for Photonics (August 2011)
Guest Editor: Ignacio Moreno

Integrated Optics (July 2011)
Guest Editor: Giancarlo C. Righini

Infrared Detectors (June 2011)
Guest Editors: Paul Norton and Mel Kruer

Quantum and Interband Cascade Lasers (November 2010)
Guest Editors: Jerry Meyer and Igor Vurgaftman

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Laser (September 2010)
Guest Editors: Gregory J. Quarles and Yehoshua Kalisky

Optics and Photonics for Homeland Security (October 2004)
Guest Editor: Bahram Javidi

Trends in Pattern Recognition Algorithms, Architectures, and Devices (August 2004)
Guest Editors: Mohamad S. Alam and Mohammad A. Karim

Polarization (May 2002)
Guest Editors: Dennis Goldstein, J. Scott Tyo, and David Chenault

Advances in Pattern Recognition, Techniques, Devices, and Algorithms (January 2002)
Guest Editors: Mohamad S. Alam and Mohammad A. Karim

Optical Computing Systems, Materials, and Devices (November 2001)
Guest Editors: Abdul A. S. Awwal and Khan M. Iftekharuddin

Active and Passive Components for Optical Networks (July 2001)
Guest Editors: Suning Tang and Yao Li

Distance and Displacement Measurements by Laser Technique (January 2001)
Guest Editors: Thierry Bosch and Silvano Donati

Pushing the Envelope in Optical Design Software (July 2000)
Guest Editor: Mary G. Turner

Target Recognition Techniques (May 2000)
Guest Editors: Mohammad S. Alam and Mohammad A. Karim

Information Optics Using Polymeric Materials (March 2000)
Guest Editor: Yao Li

Optical Methods for Shape Measurement (January 2000)
Guest Editors: Gordon M. Brown and Frank Chen

Solid State Lasers (November 1999)
Guest Editor: Richard Scheps

Acousto-optic Devices and Optical Information Processing: Research and Developments (July 1999)
Guest Editors: Partha P. Banerjee and Ting-Chung

Sampled Imaging Systems (May 1999)
Guest Editors: Ronald G. Driggers, Carl E. Halford, and Richard Vollmerhausen

Computer Arithmetic for Optical Computing (March 1999)
Guest Editors: Abdul Ahad S. Awwal and Khan M. Iftekharuddin

Optical Security (January 1999)
Guest Editors: Joseph L. Horner and Bahram Javidi

Optical Data Communication (December 1998)
Guest Editor: Casimer DeCusatis

High-Speed Photography (August 1998)
Guest Editors: Dennis L. Paisley and Mikhail Ya Schelev

Advances in Target Acquisition Modeling (July 1998)
Guest Editors: Thomas J. Meitzler, Grant R. Gerhart, and Harpreet Singh

Laser Metrology Developments and Applications in the Automotive Industry (May 1998)
Guest Editors: Fang Chen and Christopher T. Griffen

Integrated Optics (April 1998)
Guest Editor: S. Iraj Najafi

Advances in Recognition Techniques, Part 2 (March 1998)
Guest Editors: Mohammad S. Alam and Mohammad A. Karim

Sensor Fusion 1998: A Case for Intelligent Fusion (February 1998)
Guest Editor: Belur V. Dasarathy

Advances in Recognition Techniques, Part 1 (January 1998)
Guest Editors: Mohammad S. Alam and Mohammad A. Karim

Correlation Pattern Recognition (October 1997)
Guest Editor: Abhijit Mahalanobis

Smart Structures (July 1997)
Guest Editor: William B. Spillman

Optical Materials for Optical Systems (June 1997)
Guest Editor: Tadeusz Kryszczynski

Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (May 1997)
Guest Editor: M. Edward Motamedi

Sensor Fusion 1997 (March 1997)
Guest Editor: Belur V. Dasarathy

Photoacoustic and Photothermal Science and Engineering (February 1997)
Guest Editors: Andreas Mandelis and Kirk H. Michaelian

Optical Security (September 1996)
Guest Editors: Joseph L. Horner and Bahram Javidi

Applications of Neural Networks in Optics (August 1996)
Guest Editors: Suganda Jutamulia, Francis T. S. Yu, and Toshimitsu Asakura

Electronic Holography (June 1996)
Guest Editor: Chung J. Kuo

Optical Science and Engineering in Romania (May 1996)
Guest Editors: Ion M. Popescu, Dan C. Dumitras, and Niculae N. Puscas

Sensor Fusion 1996 (March 1996)
Guest Editor: Belur V. Dasarathy

Optical Science and Engineering in Argentina (January 1996)
Guest Editor: Guillermo H. Kaufmann

Optics in Polymer Science and Technology (December 1995)
Guest Editors: Maksymilian Pluta and Andrzej Wasiak

Optical Remote Sensing and Image Processing (November 1995)
Guest Editors: Mohammad A. Karim and Bradley D. Duncan

Optical Science and Engineering in Finland (September 1995)
Guest Editor: Seppo Honkanen

Optics in Switzerland, Part 3: Industries and Observatories (September 1995)
Guest Editor: Pramod K. Rastogi

Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics (August 1995)
Guest Editor: Partha P. Banerjee

Optics in Switzerland, Part 2: Universities and Research Institutes (August 1995)
Guest Editor: Pramod K. Rastogi

Optics in Switzerland, Part 1: Federal Institutes of Technology (July 1995)
Guest Editor: Pramod K. Rastogi

Polarization Analysis and Measurement (June 1995)
Guest Editors: Dennis H. Goldstein, David B. Chenault, and Russell A. Chipman

Optics in the Ukraine (April 1995)
Guest Editor: Oleg V. Angelsky

Optical Engineering in Ophthalmology (March 1995)
Guest Editors: Suganda Jutamulia and Toshimitsu Asakura

High Heat Flux Optical Engineering (February 1995)
Guest Editor: Ali M. Khounsary

Optics in Ireland (December 1994)
Guest Editors: John Hegarty, Noel Mitchell, and Conleth D. Hussey

Micro-Optics (November 1994)
Guest Editor: Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri

Optics in Russia: Selected Topics (October 1994)
Guest Editor: Vladislav Y. Panchenko

Digital Image Recovery and Synthesis (October 1994)
Guest Editor: Paul S. Idell

Optics in South Africa (September 1994)
Guest Editors: Johannes I. Markusse and Maurice W. McDowell

Adaptive Wavelet Transforms (July 1994)
Guest Editor: Harold H. Szu

Optical Pattern Recognition (June 1994)
Guest Editors: Joseph L. Horner and Bahram Javidi

Optical Science and Engineering in India (June 1994)
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Semiconductor Infrared Detectors (May 1994)
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Optical Interconnects and Packaging (May 1994)
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Acquisition, Pointing, and Tracking (November 1993)
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Optical Engineering in Hungary (October 1993)
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Optical Science and Engineering in Canada (September 1993)
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A Tribute to Rudolf Kingslake (August 1993)
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Visual Communications and Image Processing IV (July 1993)
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From Numerical to Symbolic Image Processing: Systems and Applications (June 1993)
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Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies (April 1993)
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Optical Research in Asia (January 1993)
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Automatic Target Recognition (December 1992)
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Acousto-Optics (October 1992)
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Wavelet Transforms (September 1992)
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Optical Engineering in U.K. Industry (August 1992)
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Biomedical Optics (July 1992)
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Adaptive Signal Processing (June 1992)
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Optical Information Processing (May 1992)
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Modern Optics and Information Processing (April 1992)
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Optics in Poland (March 1992)
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Optical Fiber Sensor Based Smart Materials and Structures (January 1992)
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Infrared Imaging Systems (November 1991)
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X-Ray/EUV Optics (August 1991)
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Visual Communications and Image Processing III (July 1991)
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