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Article is provided by authors in Russian  and can contain maximum 20 pages of typescript, including references, and no more than 7 figures. For a review article this volume can be increased to 30 pages of typescript and no more than 12 figures. Letter to Editorial Office can contain 5 pages of typescript and no more than 2 figures. Articles pages should have unified numeration, including text, references, tables, figure captions.


Articles that were typed on computer in formats formats WinWord 6.0 - WinWord 7.0 are provided in hardcover in 2 copies and in e-version that is either attached to hardcover copy on disc, either sent on e-mail, but only after receiving by authors the registration number of article.


One hardcover copy should be signed by all authors on the last page with the date of subscription, transcription of surname, name and patronymic; with mail address for correspondence, attached numbers of office and home telephone, fax and e-mail.


All postage at editorial office shall not have a declared value.

Text should be sharp, its reading should be easy (font size 14, line spacing 1.5, 70-72 signs per line, 30-32 lines per page A4, left field - not less than 30 mm, top and bottom fields - not less than 20 mm).


For authors: text of the article, presented in hardcopy must fully comply with e-copy. In case of their non-compliance editorial prefers hardcopy. Printing on dot matrix printer and using the economy mode of the printer is not allowed!


On the first page of article are printed (look “An interactive model of the 1 st page”):

UDC  (look http://www.teacode.com/online/udc/)


Title of the article


Initials and names of authors (indicating the scientific degree of author after name, for example: A.I. Ivanov, Doctor of Technical Science; I.A. Petrov, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Science). Students must show their degree (student, graduate student).


Full name of organizations (each - with a red line), names of cities and states (except Russia), where are these organizations situated (in the same order in which authors are presented; authors are attributed to organizations by marking with asterisks point after authors’ name and before name of organization)




Short summary (no more than 14 lines)


Keywords: (should help the search systems to link the articles material as to corresponding large section of optics and to special directions of investigations and development)


OCIS codes (look http://www.opticsinfobase.org/submit/ocis/ or “Journal of Optical Technology”, 2000, tome 67, №10, pages 90-103)

Codes should be indicated in order of their importance.


Received by Editorial Office … (date is affixed by Editorial Office).


Title and summary should not contain non-deciphered reductions (abbreviations) even if they are generally accepted  and references.


Article title, initials and names of authors, summary and keywords should be translated in English and provided on a separate page.


Footnotes in the text should be sequentially numbered and placed under the line at the bottom of the page they are referred to.


Details of mathematical calculations that are necessary for understanding the article should be provided in Applications that are placed in the end of article.


List of references, titled “References”, tables and figure captions are printed on separate pages.


Text markout


Throughout the article it is necessary to keep the principle of using unified conditional letter symbols and characters with their obligatory explanation at the first use. The usage of the same symbols or letters for designation of different physical and/or mathematical values is not allowed. Text and formulas must contain certain marking, used letter notations must be marked in the following way:


Latin alphabet letters that are used in formulas should be typed in italic both in formulas and text. Uppercase and lowercase letters that are similar in spelling (for example, Cc, Oo, Ss, Vv, Ww) should be underlined in pencil: lowercase should be underlined with two dashes above and uppercase – with two dashes below. Lowercase letter “l”  in text and indexes should be circled with blue pencil . Uppercase letter I  should be underlined below with two dashes.


Handwritten Latin letters and Gothic letters at the first use should be accompanied by transcription of its name in the margins in pencil.


All the letters of the Greek alphabet should be printed in normal font and underlined below in red pencil.


Letters of Russian alphabet in indexes should be printed in normal font and marked below with square brackets in red pencil.


Abbreviations of words in Russian and Latin alphabet that are used in above and below indexes should be printed in normal font without point and underlined below by square brackets in pencil.


Abbreviations consisting of capital letters of Russian or Latin alphabets should be printed in normal font and underlined below with square brackets in pencil in text and in indexes.


Vector quantities should be printed in normal font in half bold font without the arrows above and underlined below with a blue pencil.


Roman numeral I should be marked out with one line above and one below in pencil; Arabic numeral 1 should be printed in normal font in indexes, it can have elongate “nose” for distinguishing it from the Latin “l”, if needed.


Single zero "0" in the text and indices (not in the numbers) should be underlined below with square brackets in pencil.


Powers and other superscripts should be underlined by up parenthesis in pencil, subscripts should be underlined by down parenthesis in pencil.


Mathematical symbols as rot, div, lg, lim, exp, sin and others should be printed in normal font and underlined below by square brackets in ink.


Chemical elements and formulas for chemical compounds should be printed in normal font and underlined below by square brackets.


Formulas should not be “high-raised”. There should be used, for example, exp(-x) instead of e-x, also in fractions it will be better to use slashes while numerator or denominator or the whole fraction can be separated from other parts of formula with brackets. Do not use multiplication sign in formulas. Use symbol “x” only for designation of the vector composition of vector quantities, in number combinations like 5x104, to denote magnification (2x), when specifying the size (2x2), and also in case of formula decomposition for transferring. Symbol “·” can be used only if there is a need to denote the scalar composition of vectors and also in chemical formulas (CuSO4·5H2O).


Designations of physical quantities units cannot be placed in formulas! Complex dimension with the numerical value of the physical quantity should be typed with slash, not with the multiplication sign.


For the basic formulas sequentially numeration is used. Numbered formulas must be written separately. Formulas should be typed in special editors and withdrawed in separate line. Only following formula editors are allowed: Microsoft Equation 2.0-3.0 and Mathtype 4.0. Formulas in the text should be typed in text mode. While typing a formula the formula mode and text mode should not be used simultaneously. Herewith it is very desirable to provide separate sheets with handwritten (!) formulas (in the same order they appear in text) with corresponding markup. The presence of duplicate formulas does not preclude their markup in article body.


Tables should be done in Word or Excel, have a serial number and name. Tables are printed on separate sheets and are not embedded in text. The location of the table is specified by a reference to it in the text and the mark in pencil on the left margin of the page. Heading of table should not contain blank lines. Columns or rows, filled with the same value of represented value are excluded. It is not allowed to provide in tables reference material, replacing it with references to relevant literature. Footnotes relating to table are indicated by asterisks (one, two etc.) and placed under the table. General remarks to tables’ content are typed under the table after the word “Note”.


Figures are presented in two versions on separate sheets: with notations (numeric and alphabetic) in 2 copies and without notations (“blind”) in one copy.


Figures created with computer graphics (with definition no less than 300 dpi) are presented both in hardcopy and on disc in format JPG, BMP, TIFF for tone figures (preferably in RGB) and CDR, AI, WMF – for graphic figures. Photos must be printed on white glossy paper. The size of figures should be more than 1 / 6, but shall not exceed 1 / 2 A4.


For authors’ attention: The quality of figures should allow their reproduction in the same form as presented by the authors with the possibility of size reducing by 2-3 times.


Do not insert figures in article body!


Desired location of figure in the text should be indicated by a mark in pencil on the left margin of the page. All inscriptions on photos and figures, created with computer graphics should be made only on one copy, the other copy shall not contain any inscriptions. On the back of the first copy should be marked “top” and “bottom”, on the back of all copies should be shown authors names and abbreviated title of the article (in simple soft pencil without pressure).


Field pattern should be used fully by choice of scales on the axes and rational allocation of the illustrative material.


Scale marks on coordinate axes should be paid inside the figure. Their amount in case of linear scale should be no more than 5-7 with digitizing through one.  On figures margins should not be made any wordy inscriptions, there should be used alphabetical and numeric notations, if possible and their transcription should be attributed to figures captions.


Captions should be as laconic as possible, not containing explanatory text fragments. To identify the curves in the signatures digitizing is used, that’s why it is not allowed to use symbols (circles, triangles, squares, stars etc.). Captions should be printed on a separate sheet and placed at the end of article.


Figures should be colored if possible so that they could be placed in e-version of Journal that is posted on the Internet. In printed version all figures are executed in black - white halftone version. If there will be a necessity to type colored figure (as an exception) authors will have a possibility to apply directly to the printing house to order the relevant printing services for a fee.


Simultaneous table and figures usage for presentation of the same results of researches is not allowed. Also the duplication in articles’ body of results shown in tables and figures is not allowed. It is necessary to pay attention to coherence between the explanation of the figure in the text, content of the picture and its caption. Figures are numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text.


The list of references is made in the order of its appearance in the article, in the text should be made a reference in form of number in square brackets (for example, [1], [3-5, 7]). The list should be printed on a separate page with subheading “References” with the digitization without brackets. Do not overload article body with unnecessary references; limit yourself with the most necessary. References should be made out in the following form:

surnames and initials of authors are typed in italics;

for journal articles surnames and initials of all authors, article title, journal title (use only standard abbreviations), year, volume, issue (number) the initial and final pages are indicated;

for books surnames and initials of all authors, book title, place of publication, publisher name, year (for foreign books information about Russian translation should be indicated, if available) total number of pages or concrete pages on which the author refers should be indicated;

for author’s certificates surnames and initials of all authors, title, author's certificate number, and year, number and page of Bulletin of Inventions, in which the material is published should be indicated;

for patents surnames and initials of all authors, title, country, number, year should be indicated.

For example:

1. Grammatin A.P. Title of the article// “OPTICHESKII ZHURNAL”. 1997. Т. 64. № 3. P. 45-47.

2. Morin M. Title of the article// Opt. Quant. Electron. 1997. V. 29. №5. P. 819-866.

3. Rusinov M.M.  Nonspherical surfaces in optics. Calculation, fabrication, control. Moscow: Nauka, 1996. P 256.

4. Repin G.N., Goncharenko E.N. Name/ A. p. № 932444. Bull. invent. 1982. № 20. P. 247.

5. Antonov V.M. Title / / Russian Patent № 777777. 1984.

6. Ivanov V.V. Title// Theses II All-Union Conf. "Laser Optics". Leningrad, 1962. Part 2. P. 22-24.

7. Petrov S.I. Title of the article / / Dep. VINITI. № 1884-388 on 02/19/1988.

8. Korolev V.P. Title/ Ed. Semenova N.V. Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 1987. P 250. 

9. Rashba, E.I. Title of the article in the collection / / Excitons, Ed. Rashba, E.I., Sterusha M.D. Moscow: Nauka, 1985. P. 385-398.

10. Favrol L.D. Title of the article in this book // Review of Progress in ... / Ed. by Thompson D.O. N. Y.: Plenum Press, 1989. P. 210-247.

11. McCartney E.J. Optics of the atmosphere. N. Y.: Willey, 1977. 400 p. Translation: Маккартни Е. Атмосферная оптика. Mосква: Mир, 1979. С 448.

12. Hart, F.A., Henn F. Atlas of the atom. Trans. from Deu. Ed. Ivanova I.V. Moscow, 1987. P 250.

13. Alexandrov, A.M. Title / Essay Doct. Dis. SPb.: St. Petersburg State University, 2001. P 50.


Reference to unpublished work can be adduced only if article based on this work is approved for publication in appropriate edition, herewith it is necessary to indicate journal title, year, volume number and (desirable) number of the issue with the proposed publication.


References to electronic publications are accepted only in exceptional way!


Additional information


In order to improve the quality of articles translation editorial asks the authors to attach to articles body a list of specialized terms with their English equivalents and authors' names, especially foreign authors (obligatory!) in English (when writing names of authors from South-East Asian countries the surnames of authors should be underlined). On a separate sheet list of all used in the text non-common abbreviations and their decoding should be made including abbreviations that are the part of company or institution name.


For authors’ attention: Editorial Office has a right to reject articles that do not comply with these rules.