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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 February 2017

1. Novel glasses-free tabletop 3D imaging technology for collaborative applications
2. Graphene-based wearable electronic patch for diabetes control
3. Piezoelectric power generation in tires
4. Genomics with graphene nanotechnology
5. Smart threads for in vitro and in vivo diagnostics
6. High-resolution 3D light-field display   
7. Diamond photonics and NV centers enabled by femtosecond laser writing 
8. Realizing high-performance and low-cost fluorescent organic LEDs
9. Optomechanical Design in Five Easy Lessons
10. Terahertz endoscopic imaging for cancer diagnosis

SPIE Digital Library: Top Downloads for February 2017


Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst.; 2015) 

Thermal analysis of the WFI on the ATHENA observatory (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Medical hyperspectral imaging: a review (J. Biomedical Optics; 2014)

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

Communications & Information Technology

Nanosatellite optical downlink experiment: design, simulation, and prototyping (Optical Engineering; 2016)

Packaging challenges for integrated silicon photonic circuits (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)

Defense & Security

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

Laser beam riding artillery missiles guidance device is designed (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

Laying the foundation to use Raspberry Pi 3 V2 camera module imagery for scientific and engineering purposes (J. Electronic Imaging; 2017)

Effects of frame rate and image resolution on pulse rate measured using multiple camera imaging photoplethysmography (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


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

FTIR spectroscopy of silicon carbide thin films prepared by PECVD technology for solar cell application (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


Laser radar: historical prospective—from the East to the West (Optical Engineering; 2017)

Evaluation of laser ultrasonic testing for inspection of metal additive manufacturing (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)

Light Sources & Illumination

Review of organic light-emitting diodes with thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for energy-efficient sustainable light sources and displays (J. Photonics for Energy; 2016)

High-brightness displays in integrated weapon sight systems (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)

Lithography & Microelectronics

Fabrication of ultrahigh aspect ratio silicon nanostructures using self-assembled gold metal-assisted chemical etching (J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS; 2017)

Overlay and edge placement control strategies for the 7nm node using EUV and ArF lithography (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


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

Novel in-line metrology methods for Fin pitch walking monitoring in 14nm node and beyond (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)


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

Size-dependent Hamaker constants for silver and gold nanoparticles (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)


Investigation on adaptive optics performance from propagation channel characterization with the small optical transponder (Optical Engineering, 2016)

Optical design and performance of F-Theta lenses for high-power and high-precision applications (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)

Remote Sensing

Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation (J. Applied Remote Sensing; 2015) " width="68" />

MODTRAN6: a major upgrade of the MODTRAN radiative transfer code (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)


Proton irradiation results for long-wave HgCdTe infrared detector arrays for Near-Earth Object Camera (J. Applied Remote Sensing; 2016)

Compact hyperspectral image sensor based on a novel hyperspectral encoder (Proceedings of SPIE; 2015)