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Open Access SPIE Publications

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

SPIE Letters
Short, rapidly published peer-reviewed articles covering topics of significant originality and interest from the six SPIE journals.

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 Reviews
In-depth journal review articles on important emerging technologies. Published at no charge to readers or authors, articles will facilitate continuing professional education, provide managers with overviews in developing fields, and introduce students to fields in which they can develop careers with high impact.

SPIE Newsroom 
Optics and photonics industry news and technical articles written by experts and organized by topical interest areas. Includes more than 1200 technical articles, with about 30 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).

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.

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