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Top Notch Research: February 2009 Edition

Most frequently downloaded SPIE papers and articles.

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 January 2009

1. "Solar-powered Europe," by Siân Harris. 

2. "Black silicon is ready to revolutionize photoelectronics," by Mark Crawford. 

3. "Label-free optical biosensor on a single chip," by Miguel Holgado, María-Fe Lagunas, and Rafael Casquel. 

4. "Harnessing self-organizing bacterial networks for microbial fuel cells," by Ryuhei Nakamura and Kazuhito Hashimoto. 

5. "Miniature green lasers provide the missing color," by David Brown, Jerry Kuper, and Sten Tornegard.

6. "Hyperspectral imaging requires reinventing multispectral concepts," by Chein-I Chang.

7. "Nanoscale electromechanical systems based on carbon materials," by Christoph Stampfer and Christofer Hierold. 

8. "Adaptive optics widens its view," by Enrico Marchetti.

9. "Novel hyperspectral imager aids surgeons," by Karel Zuzak, Robert Francis, Jack Smith, Chad Tracy, Jeffrey Cadeddu, and Edward Livingston.

10. "Quantum wells in concentrator solar cells," by N. J. Ekins-Daukes, I. M. Ballard, J. P. Connolly, K. W. J. Barnham, and T. Tibbits. 

SPIE Digital Library October 2008

1. "Lookup table-based inverse model for determining optical properties of turbid media," by Narasimhan Rajaram, Tri H. Nguyen, and James W. Tunnell, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 050501 (2008). 

2. "Improved fast scanning delay line in optical coherence tomography applications utilizing fiber stretcher," by Lianshan Yan, X. Steve Yao, Lynn Lin, and Xiaojun Chen, Opt. Eng. 47, 100501 (2008). 

3. "Determination of the optical properties of thin absorbing layers with spectroscopic ellipsometry and interferometric microscopy," by A. Kudla and L. Borowicz, Proc. SPIE 5858, 58580F (2005). 

4. "Beyond the diffraction-limit biological imaging by saturated excitation microscopy," by Masahito Yamanaka, Shogo Kawano, Katsumasa Fujita, Nicholas I. Smith, and Satoshi Kawata, J. Biomed. Opt. 13, 050507 (2008). 

5. "Dynamics of shock waves generated in liquids by high-energy KrF laser," by Vladimir Zvorykin, Laurent Berthe, Michael Boustie, Alexey Levchenko, and Nikolai Ustinovskii, Proc. SPIE 6985, 69850R (2008). 

6. "Ultralow k1 oxide contact hole formation and metal filling using resist contact hole pattern by double line and space formation method," by Hiroko Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Omura, Souichi Yamashita, Yasuyuki Taniguchi, Junko Abe, Satoshi Tanaka, and Soichi Inoue, J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 7, 043001 (2008). 

7. "Asphere, O asphere, how shall we describe thee?," by G. W. Forbes and C. P. Brophy, Proc. SPIE 7100, 710002 (2008). 

8. "Dyson spectrometers for high-performance infrared applications," by David W. Warren, David J. Gutierrez, and Eric R. Keim, Opt. Eng. 47, 103601 (2008). 

9. "Lessons learned: the laser from theory to practice," by Jeff Hecht, Proc. SPIE 7071, 70710J (2008). 

10. "Broadband and wide field of view foveated imaging system in space," by Xiaoxia Zhao, Yongjun Xie, and Wei Zhao, Opt. Eng. 47, 103202 (2008).