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Most popular SPIE Newsroom articles and Digital Library papers

Top SPIE Newsroom articles and papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings.

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: Top articles for August 2016

1. A novel convolutional neural network for deep-learning classification
2. Organic LEDs with low power consumption and long lifetimes
3. Multicolor rapid diagnostics for infectious disease
4. Fabricating large-scale mirrors using reaction-bonded silicon carbide
5. A spacer-on-spacer scheme for self-aligned multiple patterning and integration
6. LED light pollution: Can we save energy and save the night?
7. Piezoelectric power generation in tires
8. 2D materials for transparent, high-sensitivity tactile sensors
9. Pioneering research in parallel optical interconnect technology for cloud computing
10. SPIE plenary talks -- Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016

SPIE Digital Library: Top Downloads for July 2016


Edgewise connectivity: an approach to improving segmented primary mirror performance (J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst.; 2015)

NASA's optical communications program for 2015 and beyond (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Tutorial on photoacoustic tomography (J. Biomedical Optics; 2016)

Microscopy with UV Surface Excitation (MUSE) for slide-free histology and pathology imaging (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)

Communications & Information Technology

Review on recent developments in hybrid optical amplifier for dense wavelength division multiplexed system (Optical Engineering; 2015)

Recent advances in silicon photonic integrated circuits (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Defense & Security

Artificial target detection with a hyperspectral LiDAR over 26-h measurement (Optical Engineering; 2015)

Recent advances in Sofradir IR on II-VI photodetectors for HOT applications (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

Moiré-free color halftoning using hexagonal geometry and spot functions (J. Electronic Imaging; 2012)

Demonstration of digital hologram recording and 3D-scenes reconstruction in real-time (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Pathways toward high-performance perovskite solar cells: review of recent advances in organo-metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic applications (J. Photonics for Energy; 2016)

Enhancement of piezoelectric energy harvesting with multi-stable nonlinear vibrations (Proceedings of SPIE; 2013)


Fundamental mechanisms of laser-induced damage in optical materials: today’s state of understanding and problems (Optical Engineering; 2015)

Multi-kilowatt power scaling and coherent beam combining of narrow-linewidth fiber lasers (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Light Sources & Illumination

Review of recent progress in multilayer solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes (J. Photonics for Energy; 2015)

High-speed gigapixel and 3D phase microscopy using coded illumination (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Lithography & Microelectronics

Characterization of wafer geometry and overlay error on silicon wafers with nonuniform stress (J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS; 2013)

Optimization methods for 3D lithography process utilizing DMD-based maskless grayscale photolithography system (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


Improving the accuracy of phase-shifting techniques (Optical Engineering; 2015)

A novel approach towards standardizing surface quality inspection (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Review of mid-infrared plasmonic materials (J. Nanophotonics; 2015)

Precise 3D printing of micro/nanostructures using highly conductive carbon nanotube-thiol-acrylate composites (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Carbon nanotube optical mirrors(J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst.; 2015)

Improving efficiency of chemo-mechanical polishing processes by systematic selection and conditioning of the polishing suspension (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Remote Sensing

Applying persistent scatterer interferometry for surface displacement mapping in the Azul open pit manganese mine (Amazon region) with TerraSAR-X StripMap data (J. Applied Remote Sensing; 2015)

Space qualification of the optical filter assemblies for the ICESat-2/ATLAS instrument (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


Nearest-neighbor diffusion-based pan-sharpening algorithm for spectral images (Optical Engineering; 2014)

Model development and system performance optimization for staring Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensors (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)