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Optical Engineering

Michael T. Eismann, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Editorial Board

Optical Engineering publishes papers reporting on research and development in optical science and engineering and the practical applications of known optical science, engineering, and technology.


  • Imaging Components, Systems, and Processing
    • Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing
    • Adaptive Optics
    • Cameras
    • Focal Planes and Imaging Detectors
    • Human Vision
    • Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems
    • Image Quality and System Performance
    • Image Processing for Optical Engineering
    • Laser Radar
    • Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Technologies
    • Multispectral and Hyperspectral Technologies
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Persistent Surveillance Systems
    • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems
    • Target Acquisition Systems
    • Telescopes (Ground-Based, Airborne, and Space-Based)
    • Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display Tracking
    • Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing
    • Video and Display Technologies
    • Virtual Reality
  • Instrumentation, Techniques, and Measurement
    • Active and Passive Signatures
    • Astronomical Instrumentation
    • Atmospheric Propagation
    • Compressive Sensing
    • Biometric Technologies
    • Diffractive Optics
    • Fourier Optics and Optical Signal Processing
    • Holography
    • Interferometry
    • Photonic Integration
    • Physical Optics
    • Measurements
    • Metrology
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Nondestructive Characterization of Materials
    • Radiometry
    • Spectroscopy
  • Optical Design and Engineering
    • Astronomical and Space Optical Systems
    • Illumination and Nonimaging Optics
    • Optics and Lens Design
    • Optical Countermeasures
    • Optical System Design
    • Optical Fabrication
    • Optical System Alignment
    • Optical and System Testing
    • Optomechanics
    • Thin Films
    • Unmanned Systems Technology
    • Zoom Lenses
  • Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications
    • Beam Control
    • Fiber Lasers
    • Fiber Optics
    • Fiber Optic Sensors
    • Fiber Optic Communications
    • Free Space Communications
    • High Power Lasers
    • Lasers and Laser Optics
    • Laser Applications
    • Laser Packaging
    • Nonlinear Optics
    • Quantum Optics and Photonics
    • Semiconductor Lasers
    • Slow Light
    • Ultrafast Optics
    • Vertical External Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VECSELs)
  • Materials, Photonic Devices, and Sensors
    • Detector Materials
    • Integrated Optics
    • Laser Materials
    • Liquid Crystal and LED Technology and Devices
    • Ocean and Atmospheric Sensing and Monitoring
    • Optical Components
    • Optical Computing and Optical Storage
    • Optical Materials
    • Optical Sensors
    • Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits (OICs)
    • Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
    • Photonic Devices
    • Chemical and Biological Sensors
    • Smart Materials
    • Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
    • X-Ray, Gamma Ray, and Particle Technologies

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Optical Engineering, please read our guidelines for authors.

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  • Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Current Contents - Engineering, Computing & Technology
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  • Scopus
  • Ei Compendex
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Astrophysics Data System

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Contact the Optical Engineering staff at:

P.O. Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 USA
tel: +1 360 676 3290
fax: +1 360 647 1445


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ISSN: 0091-3286
E-ISSN: 1560-2303
Publisher: SPIE
Frequency: Monthly (12 issues/year)
Format: Print and Online
Impact Factor: 0.958
5-Year Impact Factor: 0.847
Subject Category Ranking: 55th out of 82 journals in Optics
h5-index: 25