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The SPIE Digital Library contains the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research. Paper topics include

➤ biomedicine
➤ communications
➤ sensors
➤ defense and security
➤ manufacturing
➤ electronics
➤ energy
➤ imaging.

The database includes an ebook library of SPIE Press titles - monographs and reference works, field guides, and tutorial texts.

SPIE is an American, not-for-profit, professional society for optics and photonics technology,founded in 1955. It organizes technical conferences, trade exhibitions, and continuing education programs for researchers and developers in the light-based fields of physics, including: optics, photonics, and imaging engineering. SPIE is most known for Photonics West, held in San Francisco.

Video Tutorial, Basics of SPIE

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