The International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

The SPIE Digital Library contains the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research. With more than 450,000 papers spanning biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging, the SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive research database available on optics and photonics research.

 

 


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Engineers and scientists in academic, corporate, and government laboratories depend on the SPIE Digital Library for the critical knowledge they need to stay current and competitive. Over 70,000 SPIE papers are cited in more than 20,000 high-technology patents registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Thousands more appear in the international patent literature. The SPIE Digital Library is both a rich technical archive and a go-to resource for state-of-the-art research. Click here to view the benefits to librarians, researchers, and engineers.