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All Newsroom Technical Articles, starting with the most recently posted:

Pierre-Alexandre Blanche

Head-up displays have been in use by military aircraft for decades, but like a lot of interesting technology developed for the military, they're moving into the commercial space.

19 November 2018
Manijeh Razeghi

"Look inside the tiniest of particles and you will find a universe." - Rumi (1207-1273), quoted on the back of Razeghi's "Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering" (2nd edition).

15 November 2018
Clark_PrOVE_cubesat

Opportunistic deep space missions to comets

5 November 2018
PW childcare grant

SPIE has created a grant to give parents equal opportunity to attend its largest annual meeting.

1 November 2018
Augmented Reality for Breast Cancer Research

Augmented reality helps surgeons make decisions in real time.

30 October 2018
Nithin Abraham

Abraham is working on a zeolite-based technology that protects vulnerable surfaces by trapping destructive contaminants.

29 October 2018
AI breast imaging

Sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms are revolutionizing breast cancer screening.

22 October 2018
Brainwaves

Conformable arrays of tiny polymer electrodes may improve care and outcomes for epilepsy patients.

11 October 2018
OP18_th

Optics + Photonics 2018 Plenary Presentation Recordings

2 October 2018
Phil Pressel

The Hexagon KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite is still considered one of the most complicated systems ever put into space.

1 October 2018
Jess Wade

Jess Wade, outreach enthusiast and ambassador for diversity in STEM, is researching semiconducting polymers combined with chiral dopants to develop the next generation of electronics and sensors.

1 October 2018
Lihong Wang

An innovative breast-imaging technique offers noninvasive options for multiple biomedical applications.

1 October 2018
Terrasse Optique

An experiential pavilion teaches the public about light.

1 October 2018
Human factors

The importance of human factors in medical imaging.

1 October 2018
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Thermal imaging may fill a blind spot for state-of-the-art self-driving cars. But if safety is the price of moving this technology to market, consumers have to be willing to pay for it.

25 September 2018
Jennifer Douris O’Bryan

The US Trade Representative has announced a process for US companies to request permission to continue importing targeted items on a duty-free basis.

(Updated)

7 September 2018
HiCIBaS_logo

A balloon-borne mission demonstrates the functionality of high-contrast imaging equipment in the stratosphere.

16 August 2018
Christian Heipke_Deep Thought

Christian Heipke of Leibniz University Hannover discusses deep learning for remote sensing.

15 August 2018
Jurgen Beyerer, Fraunhofer

Jürgen Beyerer of Fraunhofer discusses machine vision and machine learning.

14 August 2018
Marks_SMART bandage

Photonics for a Better World

8 August 2018
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Photonics for a Better World.

2 August 2018
Halina_RubinszteinDunlop

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop on mammalian-like zebrafish brains, the optical tools in her research kit, and her favorite role model.

31 July 2018
Lynn Loo interview

The inventor of nanotransfer printing is working on an innovative, self-powering smart window.

13 July 2018
EUV_Litho_book_Bakshi

There is much to learn about EUVL in the recently published SPIE Press Book, EUV Lithography.

6 July 2018
PW18-Quantum-Panel

European industry is an active participant in the quantum technology race.

1 July 2018
GDPR logo from July18 SPIE Pro

In an effort to be 100% GDPR compliant and transparent about data collection policies, SPIE updated its Privacy Policy.

1 July 2018
Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa

The award recognizes Corkum's conceptual contributions and development of new laser methods that led to the creation of the field of attoscience.

28 June 2018
VLT_Rachel Berlowitz

Adaptive optics at Paranal Observatory give satellite-quality images from surface of Earth.

27 June 2018
CEI Grid_William Burgess

A new generation of light sources for cinema comes of age.

25 June 2018
SPIE CEO Kent Rochford

SPIE's new CEO Kent Rochford, formerly of NIST, stepped into his new role 1 June. We asked Rochford to discuss his views on SPIE and the world of optics and photonics.

11 June 2018
Mather_Galaxy

The key to discovery, says John Mather of NASA Goddard, is being open to new opportunities.

1 May 2018
Seager_TESS

Our fascination with the concept of alien life drives scientists and civilians alike to explore.

19 April 2018
Tajima-XFEL

A new regime of science at exawatts and zeptoseconds.

16 April 2018
VECSEL_iPhoneX

VCSEL technology is finding applications in consumer electronics and more.

9 April 2018
Quantum Tech_cover of SPIE Pro

Devices using quantum technologies are reaching milestones.

6 April 2018
Zerodure hex segment

50 years of Zerodur milestones

4 April 2018
EU regulations

EU-RoHS task force seeks help from the optics and photonics community.

31 April 2018
SPIE PW orange

An industry panel at SPIE Photonics West 2018 discusses the future of additive manufacturing.

28 March 2018
SPIE Photonics for a Better World logo

Photonics for a Better World.

26 March 2018
SPIE Women in Optics logo

A Women in Optics presentation from SPIE Photonics West 2018.

22 March 2018
SPIE PW orange

An interview from SPIE Photonics West 2018.

21 March 2018

The emergence of lidar as a key technology for future autonomous vehicles ratcheted up throughout 2017, with major players including Ford, Airbus, and Osram backing a raft of startups with their own particular takes on the photonics hardware.

20 March 2018
Imperial_seal

World's oldest dedicated university optics center celebrates a hundred years of optics-related research and education, but notes the need to widen participation.

19 March 2018
MapApp

New imaging tool for recording changes over time, space, and function

16 March 2018
Tsai_Achromatic Metalenses

A description of the fabrication and use of a broadband achromatic metalens with high focusing efficiency used in transmission for full-color imaging applications in the visible range of the spectrum.

13 March 2018
Ovsianikov_PW presentation

A presentation on 3D printing and bioprinting with multiphoton lithography from SPIE Photonics West 2018.

11 March 2018
Quantum_thumb

From the SPIE Photonics West Show Daily: Quantum technology on exhibit at Moscone Center.

7 March 2018
SPIE PW orange

Since its invention near the turn of the century, the optical frequency comb has heralded a new era in optical frequency measurements.

5 March 2018
SPIE logo

The Photonics West Show Daily spoke with recruiters and students about the optics and photonics job market.

26 February 2018
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Can quantitative phase imaging help combat dementia and find a cure for cancer? The technology is set but developers need to increase awareness among biologists, hears Rebecca Pool.

19 February 2018
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From precision components in breathtaking timepieces to micro-needles for vein cannulation, breakthrough laser writing from Photonics West exhibitor Femtoprint is reshaping microdevice fabrication.

16 February 2018
ICO_logo

SPIE, one of seven international organization members of the International Commission for Optics, has supported the mission of the organization for many years.

14 February 2018
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Developing the optics behind LIGO's gravitational wave detectors saw photonics engineers and vendors collaborating on ground-breaking technology. Now those systems are being upgraded further.

12 February 2018
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A new conference incorporating interactive experience at Photonics West reveals the rapid growth of augmented and virtual realities. Its chair, Bernard Kress of Microsoft's Hololens division, tells Matthew Peach that optics remains the key challenge in developing the ultimate virtual experience.

9 February 2018
Grand-challenge-thumb

SPIE is collaborating with other organizations to host grand challenge events aimed at solving problems in medical imaging.

7 February 2018
SPIE PW orange

R&D highlights from the 2018 session: Presentations from leading researchers in biophotonics.

5 February 2018
SPIE PW orange

A day-long industry conference at SPIE Photonics West highlighted optical technological challenges and successes for VR, MR and AR.

31 January 2018
WIO-2018-planner-thumb

Taking a path less traveled by women.

29 January 2018
SPIE logo

The 2018 SPIE President shares her career path, education, and other interests with the members of SPIE.

27 January 2018
SPIE logo

Since its inception in 1955, SPIE has focused on providing a conduit for ideas in photonics and optics in a growing and vibrant global marketplace.

26 January 2018
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By placing quantum dots on top of graphene, a highly sensitive photodetector is constructed that works simultaneously for visible and IR light.

26 January 2018
DFOS_thumb

The deployment of DFOS is still in its infancy, but as more people become aware of the technology, it will gain wider use.

24 January 2018
Pogue_optics_thumb

Optics plays dominant role in medical imaging market.

22 January 2018

SPIE Classics celebrates 25 years of research and development in optical coherence tomography.

10 January 2018

This paper from the SPIE Digital Library is made available free for a limited time.

14 February 2006