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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 December 2017

1. Imaging the Cancer Cure
2. Clean boron fusion using extreme laser pulses
3. Fiber Bragg Gratings: Theory, Fabrication, and Applications
4. Upgradable radio-over-fiber transport system
5. Piezoelectric power generation in tires
6. Optomechanical Design in Five Easy Lessons
7. Double patterning lithography: double the trouble or double the fun?
8. Simultaneous head-up display windshield wedge-angle and layer-thickness measurements
9. Graphene-based wearable electronic patch for diabetes control
10. Low-level laser therapy: an emerging clinical paradigm


Top Downloads from SPIE Journals and Proceedings April 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

Mapping breast cancer blood flow index, composition, and metabolism in a human subject using combined diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (J. Biomedical Optics; 2017)

Super-resolution convolutional neural network for the improvement of the image quality of magnified images in chest radiographs (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)

Communications & Information Technology

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

Demonstration of free-space optical communication for long-range data links between balloons on Project Loon (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)

Defense & Security

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

Application and capabilities of lidar from small UAV (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)

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)

Deep learning methods to guide CT image reconstruction and reduce metal artifacts (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)


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

Green-emitting MADF complex for OLED applications (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


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

3 kW single stage all-fiber Yb-doped single-mode fiber laser for highly reflective and highly thermal conductive materials processing (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)

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)

Processing and characterization of high resolution GaN/InGaN LED arrays at 10 micron pitch for micro display applications (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)

Lithography & Microelectronics

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

Progress in EUV lithography toward manufacturing (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)


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

Metrology capabilities and needs for 7nm and 5nm logic nodes (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)


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

Tunable plasmon-induced transparency and slow-light based on graphene metamaterials (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)


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

Application and testing of additive manufacturing for mirrors and precision structures (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)

Surface ship target detection in hyperspectral images based on improved variance minimum algorithm (Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)


Optimization of eyesafe avalanche photodiode lidar for automobile safety and autonomous navigation systems (J. Applied Remote Sensing; 2017)

Fluid electrodes for submersible robotics based on dielectric elastomer actuators (Proceedings of SPIE; 2017)