• Conference Proceedings
  • Journals
  • SPIE Digital Library
  • Books
  • Books on Sale
    Field Guides
    Tutorial Texts
    Monographs & Handbooks
    Milestone Series
    Browse All Milestone Series
    Publications Catalog
  • Collections
  • Open Access
  • Contact SPIE Publications
  • Information for:
    Book Authors
Print PageEmail Page

SPIE Milestone Series

Milestone Series volumes are collections of seminal papers that have defined their fields, from Newton's first reflections on optics to modern breakthroughs in nanotechnology.

"There is no substitute for reading the original papers on any subject....

"The editors of each individual SPIE Milestone volume have been chosen for their deep knowledge of the world literature in their fields; hence, the selection of reprints chosen for each book has been made with authority and care."

                                                              -- Brian J. Thompson, Series Editor

A selection of Milestones is shown below.

Browse the full list of 163 Milestone volumes


Access the monthly SPIE Digital Library Top Ten Downloaded Papers

Thousands of people from academia, industry, and national labs publish their work with SPIE every year. Get the recognition you deserve.

Publish with SPIE - Akhlesh Lakhtakia