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Top Notch Research: September 2008 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 August 2008

1. "Far-field superlens imaging at visible wavelengths," by Yi Xiong, Zhaowei Liu, and Xiang Zhang. 

2. "Toward textile-based solar cells," by Max Schtein. 

3. "Silicon nanowires for solar photovoltaic applications," by Gang Chen and Lu Hu. 

4. "A cool light bulb," by Shawn-Yu Lin and Yong-Sung Kim. 

5. "Nanostructured solar cells employ wide-band-gap materials," by Ashok Sood and Roger Welser.

6. "Improved brightness and color saturation for blue quantum-dot LEDs," by Jian Xu. 

7. "Recognize 3D objects with passively acquired imagery," by Paul McManamon, Bahram Javidi, Mehdi Daneshpanah, Robert Schulein, and Edward Watson. 

8. "Detecting gas signatures in hyperspectral imagery using wavelet packets," by Mark Salvador and Ronald Resmini.

9. "Simulation techniques enhance cellular nanobioimaging," by Stoyan Tanev, James Pond, Paul Paddon, and Valery Tuchin.

10. "A new spectrometer for planetary exploration," by Tien-Hsin Chao, Thomas Lu, Scott Davis, and George Farca. 

SPIE Digital Library June 2008

1. "Projection optics design for tilted projection of fringe patterns," by Yuan Shu, Ronald Chung, Zheng Tan, Jun Cheng, Edmund Y. Lam, Kenneth S. M. Fung, and Fan Wang, Opt. Eng. 47, 053002 (2008).

2. "Synthesizing stereo 3D views from focus cues in monoscopic 2D images," by Sergio Aguirre Valencia and Ramon M. Rodriguez-Dagnino, Proc. SPIE 5006, 377 (2003). 

3. "Accurate calibration method for a structured light system," by Zhongwei Li, Yusheng Shi, Congjun Wang, and Yuanyuan Wang, Opt. Eng. 47, 053604 (2008). 

4. "Structural design of the co-rotating enclosure for the Large Binocular Telescope," by Daniel H. Neff, Jose Teran, Edward A. Hileman, and Harry J. Lewsley, Proc. SPIE 4004, 135 (2000). 

5. "Core-shell silica nanoparticles as fluorescent labels for nanomedicine," by Jinhyang Choi, Andrew A. Burns, Rebecca M. Williams, Zongxiang Zhou, Andrea Flesken-Nikitin, Warren R. Zipfel, Ulrich Wiesner, and Alexander Y. Nikitin, J. Biomed. Opt. 12, 064007 (2007). 

6. "Ultracompact laser projection systems based on two-dimensional resonant microscanning mirrors," by Michael Scholles, Andreas Bräuer, Klaus Frommhagen, Christian Gerwig, Hubert Lakner, Harald Schenk, and Markus Schwarzenberg, J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 7, 021001 (2008). 

7. "Multisensor data fusion based on the second generation curvelet transform," by Moyan Xiao and Zhibiao He, Proc. SPIE 6787, 67872C (2007). 

8. "Hierarchical graph color dither," by Alejo Hausner, J. Electron. Imaging 17, 023001 (2008). 

9. "Stitching: high-spatial-resolution microsurface measurements over large areas," by Shouhong Tang, Proc. SPIE 3479, 43 (1998). 

10. "Compact active mirror laser (CAMIL)," by John Vetrovec, Proc. SPIE 4630, 1 (2002).