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SPIE Digital Library

Joined: 2006

Type: Online journals and conference proceedings

Content Overview

The SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics research, providing unprecedented access to more than 470,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals, Conference Proceedings, and eBooks from 1962 to the present. More than 18,000 new technical papers and 25 new eBooks are added annually.

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Subject Strengths

  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging
  • Communication & Information Technologies
  • Defense & Security
  • Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Energy
  • Lasers
  • Light Sources & Illumination
  • Lithography & Microelectronics
  • Metrology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors

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  • New content added daily
  • Rapid e-First publication
  • E-mail Alerts for the latest published articles
  • Reference linking via CrossRef
  • Citation metadata available for easy download
  • Multimedia/video content



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