SPIE Digital Library - Optics & Photonics Applied Research

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Optical Engineering | February 3, 2012 |

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

J. Biomedical Optics | January 20, 2014 |

Communications & Information Technology

Proceedings of SPIE | March 8, 2014

Defense & Security

Proceedings of SPIE | June 11, 2013

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

J. Electronic Imaging | December 17, 2013 | 


J. Photonics for Energy | May 7, 2014 | 
Fullerene-based Schottky-junction organic solar cells: a brief review

Light Sources & Illumination

Proceedings of SPIE | March 7, 2014

Lithography & Microelectronics

J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS | January 7, 2014
Holistic optimization architecture enabling sub-14-nm projection lithography


J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS | October 25, 2013 |

Remote Sensing

J. Applied Remote Sensing | May 19, 2014 |
Stand-off detection of alcohol in car cabins


Proceedings of SPIE | April 1, 2014


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