Series: Progress in Optics

Optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science since the first volume published over 50 years ago. The volumes in this series that have appeared up to now contain more than 300 review articles by distinguished researchers, and have become permanent records for many important developments. They have helped optical scientists and optical engineers stay abreast of their fields, and there is no sign that developments in optics are slowing down or becoming less interesting as the field progresses.

About the editor: Taco Visser, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Impact Factor 2014: 1.800 (Copyright ISI Journal Citation Report)


To view individual chapters for Progress in Optics, please visit Science Direct.

Praise for the Series: "No volume of Progress in Optics needs a long review: you just need to know that a new one has appeared and to make sure your librarian has a standing order." - APPLIED OPTICS

Book Series: Progress in Optics

Most recent volume


Volume 62. Progress in Optics

Published: 7th April 2017 Serial Editor: Taco Visser

Progress in Optics, Volume 62, an ongoing series, contains more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers that have become permanent records for many important developments, helping optical scientists and optical engineers stay informed in their respective fields.

The many chapters that have appeared over the years in different volumes have become standard references in scientific articles, mainly because of their high quality and detailed account on the state-of-the-art of the topics they describe.

Additional volumes


Volume 60. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st June 2015 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 59. Progress in Optics

Published: 2nd May 2014 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 58. Progress in Optics

Published: 14th August 2013 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 57. Progress in Optics

Published: 31st July 2012 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 56. Progress in Optics

Published: 6th December 2011 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 55. Progress in Optics

Published: 15th December 2010 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 54. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st December 2009 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 53. Progress in Optics

Published: 12th June 2009 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 52. Progress in Optics

Published: 3rd February 2009 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 51. Progress in Optics

Published: 25th January 2008 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 50. Progress in Optics

Published: 7th November 2007 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 49. Progress in Optics

Published: 4th August 2006 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 48. Progress in Optics

Published: 27th October 2005 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 47. Progress in Optics

Published: 30th August 2005 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 46. Progress in Optics

Published: 20th May 2004 Series Volume Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 45. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st July 2003 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 44. Progress in Optics

Published: 11th December 2002 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 43. Progress in Optics

Published: 17th May 2002 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 42. Progress in Optics

Published: 17th December 2001 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 41. Progress in Optics

Published: 13th December 2000 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 16. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st April 2000 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 40. Progress in Optics

Published: 9th February 2000 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 39. Progress in Optics

Published: 17th June 1999 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 38. Progress in Optics

Published: 24th July 1998 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 37. Progress in Optics

Published: 26th November 1997 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 36. Progress in Optics

Published: 11th December 1996 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 35. Progress in Optics

Published: 13th June 1996 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 34. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st December 1995 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 33. Progress in Optics

Published: 18th October 1994 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 32. Progress in Optics

Published: 13th December 1993 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 31. Progress in Optics

Published: 10th May 1993 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 30. Progress in Optics

Published: 26th June 1992 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 29. Progress in Optics

Published: 24th October 1991 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 28. Progress in Optics

Published: 15th August 1990 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 27. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st September 1989 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 26. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st May 1988 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 25. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st May 1988 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 24. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st August 1987 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 23. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st October 1986 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 22. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st July 1985 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 21. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st May 1984 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 20. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st October 1983 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 19. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1981 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 18. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1980 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 17. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1980 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 15. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1977 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 14. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1977 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 13. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1976 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 12. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1974 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 11. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1973 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 10. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1972 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 9. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1971 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 8. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1970 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 7. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1969 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 6. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1967 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 5. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1966 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 4. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1965 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 3. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1964 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 2. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1963 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf

Volume 1. Progress in Optics

Published: 1st January 1961 Serial Editor: Emil Wolf