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Education and training for technicians in photonics-enabled technologies
Author(s): Daniel M. Hull; Darrell M. Hull

Paper Abstract

Within a few years after lasers were first made operational in 1960, it became apparent that rapid growth in the applications of this new technology in industry, health care, and other fields would require a new generation of technicians in laser/optics engineering. Technicians are the men and women who work alongside scientists and engineers in bringing their ideas, designs, and processes to fruition. In America, most highly qualified technicians are graduates of associate of applied science (AAS) programs in community and technical colleges (two-year postsecondary institutions). Curricula and educational programs designed to prepare technicians in laser/electro-optics technology (LEOT) emerged in the 1970s; today there are over 15 LEOT programs in the United States producing over 100 LEOT graduates each year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641W (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207676
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel M. Hull, Ctr. for Occupational Research and Development (United States)
Darrell M. Hull, Baylor Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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