Top Notch Research

The SPIE Digital Library and SPIE Newsroom are two great sources for the latest research and information. Here are some of the most-read papers and articles on the respective sites.
01 April 2007
SPIE Digital Library
The SPIE Digital Library ( is the place you can download and read SPIE proceedings papers from 1990 to the present, as well as all issues of the Societys six journals, also going back as far as 1990. Currently there are more than 230,000 proceedings and journal papers available either to purchase individually or with a subscription.
Here are a selection of the most frequently downloaded papers on the Digital Library in the most recent month data is available.
"Diffuse optical imaging of the whole head," Maria Angela Franceschini, Danny K. Joseph, Theodore J. Huppert, Solomon G. Diamond, and David A. Boas, J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 054007 (2006).
"Sober view on extreme ultraviolet lithography," Burn J. Lin, J. Microlith., Microfab., Microsyst. 5, 033005 (2006).
"Lens design: global optimization of both performance and tolerance sensitivity," Masaki Isshiki, Douglas C. Sinclair, and Seiichi Kaneko, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6342, 63420N (2007).
"Three-dimensional reconstruction of an object using three-planar homography of a single image," Yong-In Yun, Sang-Hoon Kim, Seok-Han Lee, Dae-Hyun Kim, and Jong-Soo Choi, Opt. Eng. 45, 103201 (2006).
"Terahertz interferometric imaging of a concealed object," Alexander M. Sinyukov, Aparajita Bandyopadhyay, Amartya Sengupta, Robert B. Barat, Dale E. Gary, Zoi-Heleni Michalopoulou, David Zimdars, and John F. Federici, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6373, 63730K (2006).
"Near-field solid immersion lens microscope with advanced compact mechanical design," Tao Chen, Tom Milster, Sang-Ki Park, Brendan McCarthy, Dror Sarid, Christian Poweleit, and Jose Menendez, Opt. Eng. 45, 103002 (2006).
"Design of a novel LED lens cap and optimization of LED placement in a large area direct backlight for LCD-TVs," Paul C.-P. Chao, Lun-De Liao, and Chi-Wei Chiu, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6196, 61960N (2006).
"Survey over image thresholding techniques and quantitative performance evaluation," Mehmet Sezgin and Bulent Sankur, J. Electron. Imaging 13, 146 (2004).
SPIE Newsroom
Another resource for technical content is the SPIE Newsroom. The Newsroom consists of 13 technical communities (TCs), covering the latest news and breakthroughs in the many areas of optics and photonics.
The TCs are: Astronomy, Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging, Optoelectronics & Communications, Defense & Security, Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing, Illumination & Displays, Sensing & Measurement, Lasers & Sources, Micro/Nano Lithography, Nanotechnology, Optical Design & Engineering, Remote Sensing, and Solar & Alternative Energy.
For the month of January, here are 10 of the most viewed articles on the site.
"The nature of light: what are photons?" by Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri at
"Standoff detection of bioaerosols from laser-induced fluorescence" by Sylvie Buteau, Jean-Robert Simard, Jim Ho, and John McFee at
"Hand-held device detects chemical and biological warfare agents" by Chein-I Chang at
"Hyperspectral imaging: A video interview with David Bannon" at
"Diode-pumped single-frequency UV laser for wind Doppler lidar" by Ting Yu and Weibiao Chen at
"A free online reference library for hyperspectral reflectance signatures" by Jelle G Ferwerda, Simon D. Jones, and Marcus Reston at
"Chemical and biological detection using ultrahigh-Q toroidal microresonators" by Andrea Armani and Kerry Vahala at
"Designing solar collectors and optical fibers for daylighting" by Franco Francini at
"Compact, low-cost synthetic aperture radar" by David Long at
"High-frequency enhanced multichannel carbon nanotube transistors" by Henri Happy at
Stay Tuned
Keep an eye out for the newly redesigned SPIE Member Newsletter in your email inbox. Among other features, the monthly newsletter will feature an updated list (like the one printed here) with some of the most downloaded Digital Library papers and the most viewed Newsroom articles.
Handy links will take you right to the abstract of the Digital Library paper; and if you're interested in a Newsroom article, you'll be directed straight to the article itself.

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