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For OSA to consider a copyright permission request we require in writing by e-mail, fax, or mail:

  • a complete citation of the item to be reproduced, including figure numbers, etc.,
  • a clear explanation of the intended use of the item, and
  • the requestor's complete contact information.

Please direct further questions regarding copyright to copyright@osa.org.

Reprint Orders

Authors of articles in Applied Optics, Advances in Optics and Photonics, JOSA A, JOSA B, Optica, Optics Letters, and OPN may purchase reprints any time after the page proofs are completed. All reprint orders for OSA journals should be submitted directly to Sheridan Press using the Sheridan Electronic Order Center, https://caesar.sheridan.com/osa/eoc. The corresponding author can access the Sheridan site from the OSA publications payment system. Reprint orders may be submitted prior to publication or any time after publication. OSA staff will not have status information for reprint orders that are pending.

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