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Optical Engineering

Author(s): D. J. Lovell
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Paper Abstract

The paths to greatness in optics are as numerous and diverse as are the roads to Rome. I wish to illustrate this point by citing some of the incidents in the life of one man, Dominique Francois Jean Arago. Although Arago is sometimes overlooked when compiling a list of the greats in optics, his influence on other investigators, his own research, and his lectures have made a profound influence on the subject. I would like to utilize this column to describe some of his training and a later column to describe a number of those many contributions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(4) 164420 doi: 10.1117/12.7972065
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 4
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D. J. Lovell, Consultant (United States)

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