Journal of the Optical Society of America Celebrates OSA's Centennial

To commemorate OSA's Centennial in 2016, OSA Publishing has launched this microsite, which highlights the Society's first publication, Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA), as well as its spinoffs, JOSA A and JOSA B.

List of Topical and Assistant Editors

Browse all of the people who have served as topical and assistant editors over the last 100 years.

100 Most Cited By Journal

Enjoy free, full access to the 100 most cited JOSA, JOSA A, and JOSA B articles.

Biographies of Current and Past Editors-in-Chief

Learn more about the Editors-in-Chief of JOSA, JOSA A, and JOSA B.

JOSA Term Browser

Explore the rise and fall of topics and technological themes in JOSA, JOSA A, and JOSA B with this interactive visual tool.

Centennial Editorials by the Editors-in-Chief of JOSA A and JOSA B



P. Scott Carney

University of Illinois, USA


Grover Swartzlander

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Centennial Guest Editors


Bahaa Saleh

CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA


Prem Kumar

Northwestern University, USA