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2017 January: SPIE Professional Archived Issue

The January 2017 issue of SPIE Professional magazine takes you into the world of autonomous vehicles and the optics and photonics technologies that provide the eyes for self-driving cars. The archived issue also features SPIE annual awards, highlights from SPIE journals, and previews of SPIE Photonics West 2017.


SPIE executive director 1969–1993 was a visionary leader.

Your SPIE officers and directors for 2017.


Preview of the biggest event of the year, 28 January - 2 February 2017.

Twenty-eight new products are finalists for 2017 Prism Awards.

New entrepreneurs will pitch light-based technology business at Photonics West.

February medical imaging conferences focus on emerging approaches to precision medicine.

Microlithography symposium will be 26 February through 2 March.

Oregon hosts 25-29 March 2017 symposium.

This year's symposium will be in California, 9-13 April.

Conference returns to Prague, 24-27 April.

The international conference takes place Hangzhou, China, 29-31 May.

Calendar of upcoming SPIE events.


Career advice in the 2017 SPIE Women in Optics monthly planner.

Edmund Optics outlines programs to support women in optics and photonics.

LinkedInSPIE news about careers and events on LinkedIn. 


Will UK participation in European Union programs disappear when the UK leaves the EU?

Aldo Kamper of Osram is elected president of Photonics21.

Export rules were finalized in October 2016.

Mexico aims to become the Latin American leader of the optics and photonics industry.

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PDF of the print edition, SPIE Professional. (15.2 MB)


Optics and photonics technologies provide eyes for self-driving cars.

2017 SPIE President Glenn Boreman discusses optics careers and education.


SPIE announces recipients of 12 annual awards for 2017.

Christopher Contag to receive 2017 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award.

Edward Delp to receive SPIE Technology Achievement Award.

Mikhail Y. Schelev awarded the 2017 Harold E. Edgerton Award.

Donis Flagello to receive Frits Zernike Award for Microlithography.

A brief history of the SPIE award for optical lithography.


First celebration will be in 2018.

Innovators test energy-generating roadways.

System neutralizes pathogens in contaminated water.

SPIE Professional articles, 2009-2017.


Recommended reading in Optical Engineering.

An invited paper in the Journal of Photonics for Energy reports on efficiency increase.

Optical Engineering editor says journal impact factor falls short as single measure of quality.

Influential speakers recorded at two 2016 SPIE meetings in Edinburgh

Paper in the Journal of Biomedical Optics reports on imaging technique to protect healthy tissues during freezing of cancer lesions. 

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