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Open Access in SPIE Publications

Open access publications and free content from SPIE are provided to promote knowledge transfer, education, and awareness of technology and industry developments in optics and photonics.


SPIE Journals

As of January 2013, all new articles published in SPIE journals for which authors pay voluntary page charges are open access at publication on the SPIE Digital Library with a Creative Commons license. The SPIE Journals open access page provides details on this program.

Proceedings of SPIE

ETOP - Education and Training in Optics & Photonics Conference
Papers presented at a biennial conference that brings together educators from around the world to share information about the practice of teaching optics at all levels.


SPIE Newsroom
Optics and photonics industry news and technical articles written by experts and organized by topical interest areas. Includes more than 2000 technical articles, with about 35 new articles added monthly.

Fundamentals of Photonics
Tutorial modules written by experts in the photonics field with the support of the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and Scientific and Technological Education in Optics and Photonics (STEP).

A growing resource of encyclopedic articles on key topics in optics and photonics. All of the information, equations, and graphs were originally published in SPIE Press books.

SPIE Professional online
SPIE delivers to Members the quarterly print magazine SPIE Professional, with articles covering optics industry reports, technology overviews, career and education advice, and entrepreneurial profiles. These articles are now freely available online.

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