This legacy template can be used to prepare a research article for submission to OSA's journals Applied Optics, Advances in Optics and Photonics, JOSA A, JOSA B, Optics Letters and Optica. ptics Letters authors and authors of Optica letters and memoranda may use this template for a precise length estimate. Use the shortarticle/true option for Optics Letters and short Optica articles.
Note that this template can be run from your own TeX system or within the cloud-based Overleaf system (formerly writeLaTeX). When compiling on your own TeX system, you may need to run bibtex fullrefs additionally to generate the full reference list for certain journal submission types.
Once your article is complete, you may submit it directly to Prism (the OSA's article tracking system) via the 'Submit to OSA' option in the Overleaf editor.
Version 1.4, 2015/10/20: update includes addition of Advances in Optics and Photonics style and update to Optics Letters template to include automatic generation of the two reference list styles (abbreviated and full).
Version 1.5, 2016/04/19: update to OCIS code styling.
Version 1.6, 2016/08/25: refactored .tex to make it more streamlined and less cluttered.
Version 1.7, 2017/12/06: journal titles are automatically abbreviated when using BibTeX.
aop.sty Version 1.1, 2017/03/25: AOP manuscripts have a narrower column.
Version 1.8, 2018/05/20: OCIS codes are no longer compulsory.
Version 1.9, 2018/07/19: The styles/ folder is now renamed legacy-styles.
2019/08/01: Added disclosure information.
Version 1.10, 2019/08/05: osajnl.cls is updated to be compatible with latest TeX Live/MikTeX packages.
Version 1.11, 2019/09/01: osajnl.cls is updated to be compatible with latest caption package.
2020/06/11: Added optica.sty.
Version 1.12, 2020/12/22: Added backmatter environment and \bmsection for writing backmatter sections (Funding, Acknowledgements, Disclosures, Data availability statement, Supplemental document).
Version 1.13, 2021/03/04: Optica short articles will now produce an abbreviated and a full reference list.
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