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Most Cited Articles - 1940 - 1949

New Contributions to the Optics of Intensely Light-Scattering Materials. Part I
Paul Kubelka
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38(5) 448-457 (1948)
Total Cites: 1316

A New Calculus for the Treatment of Optical SystemsI. Description and Discussion of the Calculus
R. Clark Jones
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 31(7) 488-493 (1941)
Total Cites: 1072

Long Optical Paths of Large Aperture
John U. White
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 32(5) 285-288 (1942)
Total Cites: 921

Formation of Optical Images by X-Rays
Paul Kirkpatrick and A. V. Baez
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38(9) 766-774 (1948)
Total Cites: 696

The Sensitivity Performance of the Human Eye on an Absolute Scale*
Albert Rose
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38(2) 196-208 (1948)
Total Cites: 593

Visual Sensitivities to Color Differences in Daylight*
David L. MacAdam
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 32(5) 247-274 (1942)
Total Cites: 571

Contrast Thresholds of the Human Eye
H. Richard Blackwell
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 36(11) 624-643 (1946)
Total Cites: 489

The Theory of Anomalous Diffraction Gratings and of Quasi-Stationary Waves on Metallic Surfaces (Sommerfeld’s Waves)
U. Fano
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 31(3) 213-222 (1941)
Total Cites: 455

Final Report of the O.S.A. Subcommittee on the Spacing of the Munsell Colors*
Sidney M. Newhall, Dorothy Nickerson, and Deane B. Judd
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 33(7) 385-418 (1943)
Total Cites: 428

A New Calculus for the Treatment of Optical Systems. VII. Properties of the N-Matrices
R. Clark Jones
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38(8) 671-685 (1948)
Total Cites: 403