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Journal of the Optical Society of America  
Edited byJ. Opt. Soc. Am. A: Franco Gori
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B: Grover Swartzlander
Publication details
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A: 1.621
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B: 1.843 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Opt. Soc. Am.
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A
ISSN1084-7529 (print)
1520-8532 (web)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B
ISSN0740-3224 (print)
1520-8540 (web)

The Journal of the Optical Society of America is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of optics, published by The Optical Society.[1] It was established in 1917[2] and in 1984 was split into two parts, A and B.

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Part A covers various topics in optics, vision, and image science. The editor-in-chief is P. Scott Carney (University of Rochester Institute of Optics).

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Part B covers various topics in the field of optical physics, such as guided waves, laser spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, lasers, organic and polymer materials for optics, and ultrafast phenomena. The editor-in-chief is Grover Swartzlander (Rochester Institute of Technology).


  1. ^ "About OSA Publishing". The Optical Society. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "JOSA History". Retrieved .

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