The SPIE Digital Library and the SPIE Newsroom are two great sources for photonics research. Using the most recent data available, here is a selection of the most frequently downloaded papers on the Digital Library and the most read articles on the Newsroom.
SPIE Newsroom July 2008
1. "Stopping light in metamaterials: the trapped rainbow," by Ortwin Hess and Kosmas Tsakmakidis.
2. "New approach to very-high-resolution astronomical imaging," by Michelle Creech-Eakman.
3. "Nanostructured solar cells employ wide-band-gap materials," by Ashok Sood and Roger Welser.
4. "Patent Review: Nanotechnology in Optics," by Jerry Burke.
5. "Laser-induced destruction of gold nanoshells: new weapons in the cell-killing arsenal," by Nikolai Khlebtsov, Garif Akchurin, Boris Khlebtsov, Georgy Akchurin, Valery Tuchin, and Vladimir Zharov.
6. "Fluorescence lifetime imaging for drug discovery and disease research," by Paul French.
7. "Novel method for remotely detecting explosives," by Charles Wynn, Brian Edwards, Rod Kunz, John Zayhowski, Stephen Palmacci, and Mordechai Rothschild.
8. "Keeping Nanotech Safe," by Kristen Kulinowski.
9. "Novel industrial approaches in solar-cell production," by Aart Schoonderbeek and Andreas Ostendorf.
10. "Removing shadows from hyperspectral images leaves nowhere to hide," by Edward Ashton, Brian Wemett, Robert Leathers, and Trijntje Downes.
SPIE Digital Library May 2008
1. "Characteristics of a laser beam spot focused by a binary diffractive axicon," by Yuko Kizuka, Makoto Yamauchi, and Yoshihiko Matsuoka, Opt. Eng. 47, 053401 (2008).
2. "Optimal keyframe selection algorithm for three-dimensional reconstruction in uncalibrated multiple images," by Yung-Ho Seo, Sang-Hoon Kim, Kyoung-Soo Doo, and Jong-Soo Choi, Opt. Eng. 47, 053201 (2008).
3. "In vivo analysis of heat-shock-protein-70 induction following pulsed laser irradiation in a transgenic reporter mouse," by Caitlin E. O'Connell-Rodwell, Mark A. Mackanos, Dmitri Simanovskii, Yu-An Cao, Michael H. Bachmann, H. Alan Schwettman, and Christopher H. Contag, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 030501 (2008). Open Access
4. "Track fusion with feedback," by Oliver E. Drummond, Proc. SPIE 2759, 342 (1996).
5. "Free-space optical communication link across 16 kilometers over the Chesapeake Bay to a modulated retroreflector array," by Mark Plett, William S. Rabinovich, Rita Mahon, Mike S. Ferraro, Peter G. Goetz, Christopher I. Moore, and Wade Freeman, Opt. Eng. 47, 045001 (2008).
6. "Optical coherence angiography for the human eye," by Shuichi Makita, Youngjoo Hong, Masahiro Yamanari, Toyohiko Yatagai, and Yoshiaki Yasuno, Proc. SPIE 6429, 64290C (2007).
7. "Selective encryption for H.264/AVC video coding," by Tuo Shi, Brian King, and Paul Salama, Proc. SPIE 6072, 607217 (2006).
8. "Physical model for the contrast sensitivity of the human eye," by Peter G. J. Barten, Proc. SPIE 1666, 57 (1992).
9. "Noninvasive Raman tomographic imaging of canine bone tissue," by Matthew V. Schulmerich, Jacqueline H. Cole, Kathryn A. Dooley, Michael D. Morris, Jaclynn M. Kreider, Steven A. Goldstein, Subhadra Srinivasan, and Brian W. Pogue, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 020506 (2008). Open Access
10. "Optical measurement system for error motions of small shafts," by Kuang-Yuh Huang and Chen-Hsiu Yeh, Opt. Eng. 47, 053601 (2008).