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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 July 2018

1. Faces light up over VCSEL prospects
2. In Memoriam: James Harrington
3. Flagship program kick-starts quantum industry in Europe
4. Optomechanical Design in Five Easy Lessons
5. Detecting regions of interest in images
6. Qingming Luo: Brainsmatics-visualizing brain-wide networks
7. Growing US - China trade war impacts optics and photonics technologies
8. Understanding EUV Lithography: The technology that enables extension of Moore's Law
9. Optics the key challenge for AR, VR and mixed reality evolution
10. Piezoelectric power generation in tires


Top Downloads by Technology, from SPIE Journals and Proceedings


Proton irradiation results for long-wave HgCdTe infrared detector arrays for Near-Earth Object Camera

(J. Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems; 2016)  Open Access

First flight of the Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) instrument

(Proceedings of SPIE; 2016)  Open Access

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Communications & Information Technology

Defense & Security

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing



Light Sources & Illumination

Lithography & Microelectronics




Remote Sensing