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Optical Engineering in Education
Author(s): Ronald G. Driggers

Paper Abstract

I wrote many years ago that I felt physicists and photonics scientists were like Spock on Star Trek and that optical engineers were like Scotty. Spock would always understand the physics behind the problems and would usually save the day through some ground-breaking discovery that, on earth, would win the Nobel Prize. Scotty, in the meantime, would use what Spock had discovered to kluge together an effective way to power or protect the ship.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(5) 050101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.5.050101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 5
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Ronald G. Driggers, St. Johns Optical Systems (United States)

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