SPIE Digital Library - Optics & Photonics Applied Research

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Last Updated: April 9, 2014


Optical Engineering | February 3, 2012 |

Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

J. Biomedical Optics | September 24, 2012 |

Communications & Information Technology

Proceedings of SPIE | February 20, 2014

Defense & Security

J. Remote Sensing | February 9, 2014

Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

J. Electronic Imaging | January 30, 2014 |


J. Nanophotonics | March 6, 2014 | 
Light management through guided-mode resonances in thin-film silicon solar cells


Optical Engineering | January 9, 2014 | 

Light Sources & Illumination

J. Photonics for Energy | October 10, 2012

Lithography & Microelectronics

J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS< | October 25, 2013 | 
Characterization of wafer geometry and overlay error on silicon wafers with nonuniform stress


J. Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS | February 12, 2014


J. Nanophotonics | August 10, 2011 |


Optical Engineering | July 06, 2011 |

Remote Sensing

J. Applied Remote Sensing | March 18, 2013 |
Target detection in synthetic aperture radar imagery: a state-of-the-art survey


Proceedings of SPIE | March 8, 2014


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