Celebrate 40 Years of Optics Letters

Since 1977, Optics Letters (OL) has been advancing the science of optics and photonics by publishing high-quality papers rapidly. To celebrate, Optica Publishing Group launched this website collecting material from OL's rich history.

Optics Letters 40

100 Most-Cited Optics Letters Papers

Enjoy free access to the 100 most-cited Optics Letters papers of all time.

The Editors of Optics Letters

Learn more about the Editors of Optics Letters.

Biographies of Editors-in-Chief | Editorial Board Members

Commemorative Editorials and Other Historic Material

Browse commemorative editorials as they are published as well as historic editorials and other documents published in OL and OPN.

Editors' Picks Collections

Read important content published in the journal throughout its 40 years, revealing the development of several topics.

Biophotonics | Lasers | Microscopy | Nonlinear Optics | Optical Communication | Optical Fiber | Spectroscopy | Ultrafast Phenomena