|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Appl. Opt.|
|Edited by||Joseph N. Mait|
Applied Optics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Optical Society of America three times a month. It was established in 1962 with John N. Howard as founding editor-in-chief. The journal covers all aspects of optics, photonics, imaging, and sensing. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.689.