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Optical Engineering

Editorials, Forum and Book Reviews
Author(s): R. C. Catura; L. W. Acton; W. A. Brown; C. W. Gilbreth; L. A. Springer; J. R. Vieira; J. L. Culhane; I. W. Mason; O. Siegmund; T. J. Patrick; P. H. Sheather; K. A. Pounds; B. A. Cooke; K. Evans; J. Pye; G. Smith; A. Wells; J.E. Spragg; C.H. Whitford; A. Franks; B. Gale; K. Lindsey; M. Stedman; G Garmire; B. Margon; A. Fabian
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Paper Abstract

It is with some trepidation that I undertake the use of the editorial as a means to express something of my individual approach to doing science. I will share the blame for my decision to "go public" with these thoughts with some outstanding researchers around the world who have urged me to do so. In addition, I will make this space available to credible scientists who wish to express other approaches. Part of the joy and charm of science is that, as a human activity, it is a highly individualized affair. All contributors with long careers develop a style of thinking that is unique and readily recognizable by their colleagues. I feel certain I could recognize the author of a paper by one of the "old timers" in my field without reading his or her name. Thus, rny remarks are of a personal nature and may not be useful to most readers. With all of these caveats expressed, I will delay no longer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1983
PDF: 16 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7973099
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
R. C. Catura, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
L. W. Acton, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
W. A. Brown, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
C. W. Gilbreth, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
L. A. Springer, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
J. R. Vieira, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
J. L. Culhane, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
I. W. Mason, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
O. Siegmund, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
T. J. Patrick, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
P. H. Sheather, Mullard Space Science Laboratory (United Kingdom)
K. A. Pounds, University of Leicester (United Kinadom)
B. A. Cooke, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
K. Evans, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. Pye, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
G. Smith, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
A. Wells, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J.E. Spragg, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
C.H. Whitford, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
A. Franks, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
B. Gale, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
K. Lindsey, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
M. Stedman, National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)
G Garmire, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
B. Margon, University of Washington (United States)
A. Fabian, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


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