Google Scholar H-index 17; Web of Science H-index 13.
 W. Cai*, "Recent progress in computational imaging techniques for combustion diagnostics".
 Z. Li, W. Cai*, "Experimental demonstration of absorption tomography based on calibration-free WMS".
 J. Dai, T. Yu, W. Cai*, "Assessment of xxx for nonlinear tomographic absorption spectroscopy".
 J. Zhang, J. Dai, W. Cai*, "3D flame imaging based on compressive sensing".
 T. Yu, C. Ruan, H. Liu, W. Cai*, X. Lu, "Measurement of xxx field of a swirl-stablized flame using computed tomography of chemiluminescence".
 C. Ruan, T. Yu, H. Liu, S. Wang, Y. Mao, W. Cai*, X. Lu*, "Investigation of xxx in a xxx combustor using computed tomography of chemiluminescence", submitted.
 T. Yu, W. Cai*,Y. Liu, "Development of a novel framework based on xxx tomographic imaging", under review, submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.
 T. Yu, H. Liu, J. Zhang, W. Cai*, "Toward real-time volummetric combustion diagnostics xxx", under review, submitted to Optics Letters.
 Q. Qu, Z. Cao, L. Xu*, W. Cai, "Selection of the optimal spectral lines for multispectral absorption tomography", Optics Express, under revision.
 J. Dai, T. Yu, L. Xu, W. Cai*, "On the regularization for absorption based nonlinear tomography", JQSRT, (2018), 206, p. 233-241.
 J. Dai, Seamus O'Hagan, H. Liu, W. Cai* and P. Ewart, "Multispectral tomography based on multi-mode absorption spectroscopy (MUMAS)", Applied Physics Letters, (2017): 111, p. 184102.
 T. Yu, H. Liu, W. Cai*, "On the quantification of spatial resolution for three-dimensional computed tomography of chemiluminescence", Optics Express, (2017): 25:20, p. 24093-24108.
 H. Liu, T. Yu, W. Cai* "Demonstration of 3D computed tomography of chemiluminescence with restricted field of view", Applied Optics, (2017) 56:29, p.2183-2194.
 T. Yu, W. Cai*, "Benchmark evaluation of inversion algorithms for tomographic absorption spectroscopy", Applied Optics, (2017) 56:8 p.2183-2194.
 T. Yu, B. Tian, W. Cai*, "Development of a beam optimization method for absorption-based tomography",Optics Express, (2017) 25:6 p. 5982-5998.
 Cai W. and Kaminski C.F., "Tomographic absorption spectroscopy for the study of gas dynamics and reactive flows". Progress in Energy and Combustion Science,(2017) 59: p.1-31.
 C. Liu, L. Xu, J. Chen, Z. Cao, Y. Lin, W. Cai, "Development of a fan-beam TDLAS-based tomographic sensor for rapid imaging of temperature and gas concentration", Optics Express 23, 22494-22511 (2015).
 W. Cai, C.F. Kaminski, "A numerical investigation of high resolution multispectral absorption tomography for flow thermometry," Appl. Phys. B., (2015).
 W. Cai and C. F. Kaminski, "Multiplexed absorption tomography with calibration-free wavelength modulation spectroscopy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 154106 (2014).
 L. Xu, C. Liu, D. Zheng, Z. Cao, W. Cai, "Digital signal processor-based high-precision on-line Voigt lineshape fitting," Rev. Sci. Instrum., 85, 123108 (2014).
 W. Cai and C. F. Kaminski, "A tomographic technique for the simultaneous imaging of temperature, chemical species, and pressure in reactive flows using absorption spectroscopy with frequency-agile lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 034101 (2014).
 W. Cai, X. Li, and L. Ma, "Practical aspects of implementing three-dimensional tomography inversion for volumetric flame imaging," Appl. Opt. 52, 8106-8116 (2013).
 W. Cai, X. Li, F. Li, and L. Ma, "Numerical and experimental validation of a three-dimensional combustion diagnostic based on tomographic chemiluminescence," Opt. Express 21, 7050-7064 (2013).
 F. Li, X. Yu, W. Cai, and L. Ma, "Uncertainty in velocity measurement based on diode-laser absorption in nonuniform flows," Appl. Opt. 51, 4788-4797 (2012).
 W. Cai and L. Ma, "Improved Monte Carlo model for multiple scattering calculations," Chinese Opt. Lett. 10, 012901 (2012).
 X. An, T. Kraetschmer, K. Takami, S. T. Sanders, L. Ma, W. Cai, X. Li, S. Roy, and J. R. Gord, "Validation of temperature imaging by H2O absorption spectroscopy using hyperspectral tomography in controlled experiments," Appl. Opt. 50, A29-A37 (2011).
 W. Cai, D. J. Ewing, and L. Ma, "Investigation of temperature parallel simulated annealing for optimizing continuous functions with application to hyperspectral tomography," Appl. Math. Comput. 217, 5754-5767 (2011).
 W. Cai and L. Ma, "Hyperspectral tomography based on proper orthogonal decomposition as motivated by imaging diagnostics of unsteady reactive flows," Appl. Opt. 49, 601-610 (2010).
 W. Cai and L. Ma, "Comparison of approaches based on optimization and algebraic iteration for binary tomography," Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 1974-1981 (2010).
 W. Cai and L. Ma, "Applications of critical temperature in minimizing functions of continuous variables with simulated annealing algorithm," Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 11-16 (2010).
 W. Cai, L. Kranendonk, T. Lee, and L. Ma, "Characterization of composite nanoparticles using an improved light scattering program for coated spheres," Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 978-984 (2010).
 M. Lin, X. Li, W. Cai, S. Roy, J. R. Gord, and S. T. Sanders, "Selection of Multiple Optimal Absorption Transitions for Nonuniform Temperature Sensing," Appl. Spectrosc. 64, 1274-1282 (2010).
 L. Ma, L. Kranendonk, W. Cai, Y. Zhao, and J. Baba, "Application of simulated annealing for simultaneous retrieval of particle size distribution and refractive index," J. of Aerosol Sci. 40, 588-596 (2009).
 L. Ma, W. Cai, A. W. Caswell, T. Kraetschmer, S. T. Sanders, S. Roy, and J. R. Gord, "Tomographic imaging of temperature and chemical species based on hyperspectral absorption spectroscopy," Opt. Express 17, 8602-8613 (2009).
 L. Ma and W. Cai, "Numerical investigation of hyperspectral tomography for simultaneous temperature and concentration imaging," Appl. Opt. 47, 3751-3759 (2008).
 W. Cai, Y. Zhao, and L. Ma, "Direct recursion of the ratio of Bessel functions with applications to Mie scattering calculations," JQSRT 109, 2673-2678 (2008).
 W. Cai and L. Ma, "Information content of scattering measurements and characterization of spheroids," J. of Aerosol Sci. 39, 1032-1039 (2008).
 L. Ma and W. Cai, "Determination of the optimal regularization parameters in hyperspectral tomography," Appl. Opt. 47, 4186-4192 (2008).
 W. Cai, D. J. Ewing, and L. Ma, "Application of simulated annealing for multispectral tomography," Comput. Phys. Commun. 179, 250-255 (2008).