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2011 Archive: October Issue of SPIE Professional

The October 2011 issue of SPIE Professional has articles on SPIE events and awards as well as cutting-edge research in optics and photonics.

Articles in this archive cover LED metrology, highlights from the scientific literature, election of new officers, and other topics of interest to optics and photonics professionals.


Measurement methodology and standards for LEDs and other solid-state lighting are advancing with the market for energy-efficient lighting.
Describing color and other characteristics of an LED depends on your choice of technology and instrumentation.
Goniospectroradiometers and integrating spheres measure luminous flux of LED assemblies. Each system has its own advantages.

Careers in Optics

Optical design expert Max Riedl owes his career success to scientific collaboration.
Optical engineers need exceptional growth plans for their careers.

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SPIE Member News

SPIE President Katarina Svanberg discusses how science and technology R&D is at risk.

SPIE President Katarina Svanberg announced election results for new officers and members of the SPIE board of directors at the Annual General Meeting of the Society in August.
SPIE Fellows Robert Breault and John Pellegrino have been honored with awards for their many contributions and service to SPIE.

The SPIE Scholarship Committee has selected 137 outstanding students to receive more than $350,000 in scholarships this year.

SPIE leaders and members remain focused on the Society's mission

Optics and Photonics Events

The annual event that includes BiOS, LASE, OPTO, MOEMS-MEMS, and the Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation will be held 21-26 January 2012 in San Francisco.

The unclassified event is in a new location, 23-27 April 2012, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

The 2012 Winter College on Optics will cover advances in nano-optics and plasmonics 6-17 February in Italy.

Experts in micro and nanofabrication technologies will gather in Australia 4-7 December.

See the upcoming schedule of SPIE conferences and exhibitions.


All SPIE Professional magazine articles are now open access.

Photonics for a Better World

Remote-sensing technologies bring attention to human rights problems.
Sharing satellite data for an improved maritime-surveillance system.
Mission to deliver new methods of monitoring crops from space.

Join the blog conversation on how photonics is making a better world.

Read more articles from SPIE Professional about how photonics is making a better world.

Optics Research Highlights

Recommended reading from the scientific literature.
Using smart hyperspectral imaging to collect information from a credit card's hologram, two researchers from Thailand have developed a method to identify credit cards without revealing personal data.
Significant improvements are needed in US science education.

Already short supply chains of rare-earth materials have been reduced.

Learn about optics and photonics funding opportunities. Web-only bonus content.

Researchers from 57 countries attended the International Commission for Optics Congress in Puebla, Mexico.

SPIE and its members are taking an active role in a project to have the United Nations declare 2015 as the International Year of Light.

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