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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 January 2017

1. Graphene-based wearable electronic patch for diabetes control
2. High-resolution 3D light-field display
3. Genomics with graphene nanotechnology
4. Panoramic full-frame imaging with monocentric lenses and curved fiber bundles
5. Piezoelectric power generation in tires
6. Rapid, high-precision 3D printing on the nanometer to centimeter scale   
7. Infrared hyperspectral imaging of ship plumes  
8. Multication perovskites for highly stable and efficient solar cells
9. Reducing the roughness of 3D micro-optics
10. Imaging the near-Earth space environment

SPIE Digital Library: Top Downloads for November 2016


Proton irradiation results for long-wave HgCdTe infrared detector arrays for Near-Earth Object Camera (J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst.; 2016)

On-sky demonstration of the GMT dispersed fringe phasing sensor prototype on the Magellan Telescope (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Combined optical coherence tomography and hyperspectral imaging using a double-clad fiber coupler (J. Biomedical Optics; 2016)

En-face sectional imaging using single-shot full-field optical coherence tomography (SS-FF-OCT) based on white light (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Communications & Information Technology

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

High speed visible light communication using blue GaN laser diodes (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Defense & Security

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

Model development and system performance optimization for staring infrared search and track (IRST) sensors (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

Vehicle license plate recognition using visual attention model and deep learning (J. Electronic Imaging; 2015)

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 (J. Photonics for Energy; 2016)

High-brightness low-power consumption microLED arrays (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Laser-based removal of irregularly shaped space debris (Optical Engineering; 2016)

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)

Efficient, deep-blue TADF-emitters for OLED display applications (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

Lithography & Microelectronics

Theoretical study for aerial image intensity in resist in high numerical aperture projection optics and experimental (J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS; 2013)

EUV lithography performance for manufacturing: status and outlook (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Technique for measuring the three-dimensional shapes of telescope mirrors (Optical Engineering; 2016)

YieldStar based reticle 3D measurements and its application (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


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

Electronic and thermally tunable infrared metamaterial absorbers (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


High spatial resolution hyperspectral camera based on a linear variable filter(Optical Engineering, 2016)

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

Remote Sensing

Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation (J. Applied Remote Sensing; 2015)

SkySat-1: very high-resolution imagery from a small satellite (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)


Demonstration on range imaging of 256×256 pixels and 30 frames per second using short wavelength infrared pulsed (Optical Engineering; 2016)

Fall risks assessment among community dwelling elderly using wearable wireless sensors (Proceedings of SPIE; 2014)