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 November 2008
1. "A novel nanoscale semiconductor photocatalyst for solar hydrogen production," by Jin-Ook Baeg.
2. "Designing near-perfect invisibility cloaks," by Min Qiu, Wei Yan, and Min Yan.
3. "A new material for high-performance solar cells," by David Kronholm and J. C. (Kees) Hummelen.
4. "Object recognition benefits from fast new algorithms," by Rohit Patnaik and David Casasent.
5. "Palm-sized robotic platforms to enhance sensing in military operations," by Joseph Mait.
6. "Improved aerial surveillance using onboard image processing," by Rick Stevens, Aaron Cordes, Ryan L. Nelson, Firooz A. Sadjadi, and Jacob R. Braegelmann.
7. "Multiple plasmonic modes with sculptured thin films," by John Polo, Michael Motyka, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia.
8. "Optimization of 3D range-imaging sensors," by Andrew Payne, Adrian Dorrington, and Michael Cree.
9. "Photonic-crystal fiber characteristics benefit numerous applications," by Richard Ramsay.
10. "Numerical simulations improve biomedical visualization," by Tatiana Khokhlova, Ivan Pelivanov, and Alexander Karabutov.
SPIE Digital Library August 2008
1. "Optimized design and analysis of dual-lamp illumination modules compatible with existing projector systems," by Mang Ou-Yang, Ching-Wen Chou, and Yuan Ouyang, Opt. Eng. 47, 073001 (2008).
2. "Molecular imaging with optics: primer and case for near-infrared fluorescence techniques in personalized medicine," by Eva M. Sevick-Muraca and John C. Rasmussen, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 041303 (2008).
3. "Double patterning for 32nm and below: an update," by Jo Finders, Mircea Dusa, Bert Vleeming, Henry Megens, Birgitt Hepp, Mireille Maenhoudt, Shaunee Cheng, and Tom Vandeweyer, Proc. SPIE 6924, 692408 (2008).
4. "Optomechanical design, manufacturing, assembly, and integration of contemporary camera barrels for astronomical instrumentation," by Alejandro Farah, Opt. Eng. 47, 073401 (2008).
5. "Split and design guidelines for double patterning," by Vincent Wiaux, Staf Verhaegen, Shaunee Cheng, Fumio Iwamoto, Patrick Jaenen, Mireille Maenhoudt, Takashi Matsuda, Sergei Postnikov, and Geert Vandenberghe, Proc. SPIE 6924, 692409 (2008).
6. "Separable OPC models for computational lithography," by Hua-Yu Liu, Qian Zhao, J. Fung Chen, Jiong Jiang, Robert Socha, Eelco Van Setten, Andre Engelen, Jeroen Meessen, Michael M. Crouse, Mu Feng, Wenjin Shao, Hua Cao, Yu Cao, Lieve Van Look, Joost Bekaert, Geert Vandenberghe, and Jo Finders, Proc. SPIE 7028, 70280X (2008).
7. "Dynamic range compression and contrast enhancement in IR imaging systems," by Francesco Branchitta, Marco Diani, Giovanni Corsini, Antonio Porta, and Marco Romagnoli, Proc. SPIE 6737, 67370P (2007).
8. "Composable communication constraint-based control," by Mong-ying A. Hsieh, Pranav Srivastava, Vijay Kumar, and Camillo J. Taylor, Proc. SPIE 5609, 192 (2004).
9. "Raman microscopy for dynamic molecular imaging of living cells," by Keisaku Hamada, Katsumasa Fujita, Nicholas Isaac Smith, Minoru Kobayashi, Yasushi Inouye, and Satoshi Kawata, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 044027 (2008).
10. "Alignment induced aberration fields of next generation telescopes," by Kevin Thompson, Tobias Schmid, and Jannick Rolland, Proc. SPIE 6834, 68340B (2007).