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Most Cited Articles - 1950-1959

Measurement of the Roughness of the Sea Surface from Photographs of the Sun’s Glitter
Charles Cox and Walter Munk
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44(11) 838-850 (1954)
Total Cites: 1037

Spectra-Structure Correlations in the Infra-Red Region
N. B. Colthup
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40(6) 397-400 (1950)
Total Cites: 524

The Axicon: A New Type of Optical Element
John H. McLeod
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44(8) 592-597 (1954)
Total Cites: 480

Photoelectric Light-Scattering Photometer for Determining High Molecular Weights*
B. A. Brice, M. Halwer, and R. Speiser
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40(11) 768-778 (1950)
Total Cites: 424

Optical and Photoelectric Analog of the Eye
Otto H. Schade
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46(9) 721-739 (1956)
Total Cites: 396

The Dispersion of Standard Air*
Bengt Edlén
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43(5) 339-344 (1953)
Total Cites: 384

The Disappearance of Steadily Fixated Visual Test Objects*
Lorrin A. Riggs, Floyd Ratliff, Janet C. Cornsweet, and Tom N. Cornsweet
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43(6) 495-501 (1953)
Total Cites: 370

The Optical Constants of Silver, Gold, Copper, and Aluminum. I. The Absorption Coefficient k
L. G. Schulz
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44(5) 357-362 (1954)
Total Cites: 349

Research into the Dynamic Nature of the Human Fovea→Cortex Systems with Intermittent and Modulated Light. I. Attenuation Characteristics with White and Colored Light
H. de Lange Dzn
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48(11) 777-784 (1958)
Total Cites: 329

The Near Infrared Absorption Spectrum of Liquid Water
Joseph A. Curcio and Charles C. Petty
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41(5) 302-304 (1951)
Total Cites: 328